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VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS

THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERING & SHARING YOUR TIME & TALENTS!  All volunteers who are working with students are REQUIRED to have a background check on file with the school, and complete the VIRTUS Safe Environment class organized by the Seattle Archdiocese.  Please CLICK HERE to link to the current Volunteer Requirements.
 
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SCRIP VOLUNTEERS:  Interested in selling?  Tuesday and Friday mornings open-- please email Faith at [email protected] for details or to grab your time.  Volunteers receive fundraising hours.  Questions?  Please contact Nikki and Missy at [email protected].
 
 
EVERY LITTLE BIT CAN HELP (ELBCH):  ELBCH responds to requests for assistance from several charitable organizations including Catholic Community Services and St. Vincent de Paul conferences. Whether providing a replacement recliner or furnishing an entire apartment, our aim is to respond quickly by finding and delivering the items to fill the need.  To continue this work, ELBCH is seeking: volunteers including those interested in leading the ministry into the future, financial support, item donations of lightly used furniture and household goods, and warehouse space.  
 
Please click below to read more about the work of the group.
ELBCH has a mission to help those in need - emerging from homelessness or a similar life transition. When moving into new living quarters, the goal is to transform empty space into living space, to help our clients create a home using donated furniture and household goods through a process that grants individuality, dignity, and choice to each client.
 
ELBCH responds to requests for assistance from several charitable organizations including Catholic Community Services and St. Vincent de Paul conferences. Whether providing a replacement recliner or furnishing an entire apartment, our aim is to respond quickly by finding and delivering the items to fill the need.
 
To continue this work, ELBCH is seeking: volunteers including those interested in leading the ministry into the future, financial support, item donations of lightly used furniture and household goods, and warehouse space.
 
Volunteers: ELBCH is looking for energetic volunteers to help with furniture pickup & delivery. Personal vehicles and trucks are used. ELBCH is also a seeking volunteers to provide new energy and fresh ideas to help lead ELBCH to become a thriving and sustainable ministry.
Financial Support: Financial donations (c/o St. Francis of Assisi Parish) will help to pay the rent and expenses for our small furniture warehouse, as well as the monthly meal that we prepare for the Junction Point shelter. Online donations may be made via the St. Francis of Assisi Parish web site, noting “ELBCH” when specifying the purpose of the donation. Financial donations may also be dropped off at the Parish Office.
Warehouse Space: ELBCH is looking for a new location for our furniture warehouse, approximately 2,000 square feet. Additional space will be required to support an expansion of our services.
Donations: Donations of furniture and household goods are needed. ELBCH accepts lightly used furniture, small appliances, kitchenware, and other household items, including beds and clean bedding (no tears or stains). There are two rules of thumb: “What would I need?” If I was moving into an empty studio or 1-bedroom apartment, as well as “Is it in good enough condition that I would consider giving it to a friend or a family member?” Donated items may be dropped off or picked up by prior arrangement.
 
Anyone interested in this group can contact Linda King in the Parish office and she'll connect them with Mark Smith.
EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM (EDP):  Volunteer needed to clean the EDP cubbies and the EDP refrigerator during the Christmas break.  This would be approximately 3 hours.  If you are interested please email Mona Anderson at [email protected].
 
 
PARISH MINISTRY:  Multiple opportunities!  Some might be appropriate for your middle school student to assist with community service hours.
The Card Ministry:  In the next few months our card ministry will be very busy. We will be sending out Thanksgiving cards and Christmas cards to some of our homebound parishioners,  as well as other people who are in assisted-living, or long-term care facilities.
Hospitality House:  First Weekend of Advent, We will be putting up our giving tree in the church vestibule. We will be creating Christmas tags for the trees, and placing labels on the tree that identify the kinds of gifts that we are looking forward to be donated during the season. Are you creative?  Interested in helping to make gift tags?  Contact Kathi Swan at the Parish Office.  
Liturgical opportunities:  Beautification and decorating the church during the the upcoming holidays.  Remembrance Month ~ November, Thanksgiving Decorating and lovely plants and fresh flowers to place in the church, as well as for Advent and Christmas.
We are looking to augment our Acolyte, Altar Server, Lector and Sacristan compliment.  
Please contact Kathi Swan at the Parish Office if you are interested in helping with these valuable ministries.
 
CAROLING & SANTA PICTURES:  Santa is back in B-town on Wednesday, December 7th, and this year we can sing about it!  Let us know you are interested in seeing who is naughty, who is nice and helping with the potluck!  CLICK HERE to sign up & help.  Volunteers receive General volunteer hours.
 
 
DECORATING FOR CHRISTMAS:  Friday, December 16th beginning at 10:00 am.  Love to decorate?  Is the tree your thing?  Please consider helping with the church decorations -- trees, poinsettias, stars and silver decor.  Please contact Kathi Swan at the parish office with any questions.  Volunteers receive general hours.
 
 
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, HOLIDAY BREAKFAST:  Sunday, December 18th, 8:30-10:00 am in Unity Place.  Volunteers needed to help serve & clean up during the pancake breakfast.  Middle school students are also welcome to help.  This qualifies as General volunteer hours.  Please contact Ken DeVos at ken.[email protected] for information.
 
 
SCIENCE FAIR:  March 22, 2023.  Grab your lab coat and help us make Science happen!  Volunteers needed to help set up student displays, sell concessions, and clean up.  CLICK HERE to sign up.  Volunteers receive General volunteer hours.
 
 
SPIRIT AUCTION 2023:  Sailing into 70 years as a school community -- help make this one the best!  We are looking for detail-oriented people to join our auction team and help plan this important event.  Sign-Up NOW USING THIS LINK!  All hours qualify as fundraising hours -- many can be completed from home.  Questions?  Please contact our auction coordinators and thank you for supporting our amazing school!  

 

 

If you have questions, please contact the school office at 206-243-5690.

Thank you so much for the time you give our school.