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Arts Aloft 3302 E Spring St., Seattle WA 98122 206-920-2015 VIRTUAL LIVE

Arts Aloft is an arts studio for children ages 4 to 12 in Seattle’s Madrona neighborhood. Our classes help students experience the pleasure of artistic expression while learning the techniques of the grand masters in multiple media. We offer classes, summer day camps, workshops, and birthday parties.

Boys & Girls Clubs of King County 31 Clubs throughout Greater Seattle 206-436-1800,

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Boys & Girls Clubs inspire kids and teens to explore their interests in a fun, safe, and supportive environment! Our innovative programs offer exciting ways for youth to make friends, learn, and grow. Learn more about our school year, summer, and athletics programs today.

Cornish College of the Arts 1000 Lenora St., Seattle WA 98121 800-726-ARTS, VIRTUAL LIVE

Cornish Preparatory Dance Program teaches students to experience the joy of movement and develop a lifelong appreciation for dance. Classes include creative movement, pre-ballet, ballet, jazz, modern, and dance conditioning.

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Learning................................ 5 Childcare.............................. 8 Family Fun........................... 8 Where Families Can Volunteer Together..............................10 HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE: Resources are listed in alphabetical order under one or more categories. Browse to see the great variety of options for families out there.


American Dance Institute Four locations in Seattle 206-783-0755 VIRTUAL LIVE

We offer classes for toddlers through adults in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, hip-hop, Irish, flamenco, creative dance, and pre-ballet. Birthday party packages are available for ages 3 and up. Our convenient locations are in Greenwood, Wedgewood, Shoreline and Magnolia.

12577 Densmore Ave. N, Seattle WA 98133 206-363-7281, VIRTUAL LIVE

The Creative Dance Center has been an integral part of the dance and arts community for 38 years! CDC is known worldwide for the BrainDance and innovative teaching methods. Early Childhood (infants through PreK), Children and Teens, and Adult classes include modern, ballet, creative dance, hip-hop, and Cardio Dance.

DigiPen Academy ProjectFUN 9931 Willows Road NE, Redmond WA 98052 425-629-5007, VIRTUAL LIVE

DigiPen Academy focuses on educating students where they are and taking them to the next level. We have many different programs that run all year long. Being associated with DigiPen Institute of Technology allows

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us to have college resources at our disposal. Our summer workshops, also known as ProjectFUN, use project-based learning to inspire children to build a lifelong love in the fields of programming, art and animation, game design, and music and sound.

Eastside Catholic 232 228th Ave. SE, Sammamish WA 98074 425-295-3000,

At Eastside Catholic, students develop a deep understanding of themselves and their responsibility

to the community while learning the skills needed to succeed in today’s rapidly changing world. EC fosters leadership qualities, encourages creativity and inspires compassion and a desire to serve others in a supportive and welcoming environment where families of all faiths are embraced. Grades: 6 through 12.

Gage Academy of Art 1501 10th Ave. E, Seattle WA 98102 206-323-4243, VIRTUAL LIVE

Gage is an innovative and accessible contemporary art school, based in personal mentorship and

skills-based studio instruction. Gage gives kids hands-on art experience working with talented instructors in fully-equipped art studios while having fun! Gage offers scholarships and financial aid.

Girls Rock Math Multiple locations throughout Greater Seattle 206-408-8078 VIRTUAL LIVE

Girls Rock Math is an arts-based math program just for girls. Our mission is to provide thoughtprovoking, creative experiences in math, empowering girls to develop confidence in their skills and a lifelong interest in mathematics.

Mini Mountain 1900 132nd Ave. NE, Suite A3 Bellevue WA 98005 425-746-7547

Mini Mountain offers indoor yearround ski lessons, outdoor rock climbing, and outdoor adventure/hiking camps: All equipment is provided.

Morningside Academy 901 Lenora St.,Seattle WA 98121 206-709-9500

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Morningside Academy’s internationally acclaimed program allows students to catch up, build up, and get ahead. Our research-based curriculum and highly trained teachers lead to students making exceptional gains. All students advance in academics because of skill level grouping where success is guaranteed. Students become fluent and confident and find the fun in learning!

Move Over Mozart Locations throughout King County VIRTUAL LIVE

Move Over Mozart has been successful in bringing children’s piano lessons to over 4,000 students all over King County since 1994. Classes are offered online and throughout the greater Seattle area. The Move Over Mozart piano class program is specially designed for children ages 3 1/2 to 12.

Red Gate Farm 2326 SE 24th St. Sammamish WA 98075 425-466-3800

Red Gate Farm provides an English riding program that is focused on the young rider ages 6 to 18. Our concept is to match the rider with the right horse or pony and build the confidence needed to develop riding skills and to nurture the special relationship between rider and horse.


Robinson Center for Young Scholars

Seattle Jewish Community School

Guggenheim Annex, Box 351630 Seattle WA 98195 206-543-4160,

12351 8th Ave. NE, Seattle WA 98125 206-522-5212,

The Robinson Center for Young Scholars (RC) at the University of Washington carries out a mission of teaching, research, and service. The RC is a leader for developing programs that serve highly capable young pre-college and college students and provide them with challenging, accelerated learning opportunities. We also provide enrichment and summer programs. The Robinson Center is a site for research and discovery of best practice in supporting highly capable young students.

SJCS offers an exceptional education for Kindergarten through fifth grade students by integrating academics, social and emotional learning (SEL), with Jewish values, history and traditions. Our innovative curriculum provides hands-on opportunities for learning, engaging each student by identifying their interests and needs. Our community includes families across a broad range of Jewish identification and practice, creating a diverse, welcoming, and supportive community.

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2040 Westlake Ave. N, Seattle WA 98109 206-285-9279

888-401-0195, ext. 701

Our unique one-on-one lessons are perfect for hesitant swimmers but also for those who want to improve technique/strokes. Our pool is a warm 88 degrees and each lesson is tailored to each little swimmer’s personality; the child will feel safe and have fun. The staff is very friendly and helpful, trying to create a positive and nurturing atmosphere every day. Considering every parent’s busy schedule, we offer flexible scheduling. Ages 2 and older.

Our goal is to provide an experience that is engaging and in line with Skate Like a Girl’s mission to create an inclusive community by promoting confidence, leadership, and social justice through skateboarding. We offer summer skate camps, events, and other year-round programs.

Sammamish Montessori School 7655 178th Place NE Redmond WA 98052 425-883-3271

Founded in 1977, this family-owned and -managed school is a vibrant multicultural community preparing preschool through kindergarten students with strong academic and social skills, and a love of learning. Certified and experienced teachers academically challenge and nurture students within supportive classroom communities. Well-equipped, organized, and child-centered classrooms, and multiple spacious and exciting outdoor play areas. STEAM, summer programs and extended hours available.

Seattle Children’s Theatre 201 Thomas St., Seattle WA 98109 206-441-3322 VIRTUAL LIVE

Summer Drama Classes with SCT: Travel to new worlds and launch into unknown adventures with one click and go beyond the screen, to experience the magic that is SCT Drama School from the safety of your own home. Seattle Children’s Theatre is one of the 20 largest regional theaters in the country. We normally offers an exceptional array of children’s plays for toddlers through teens. Sadly, due to COVID19 we have cancelled our 2020-2021 theater season.

Seattle Girls Choir 206-526-1900

Seattle Girls Choir provides a comprehensive and progressive choral education with an emphasis on vocal technique, musical literacy, and ensemble performance. SGC has six progressive levels of instruction for girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade.

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Sunshine Music Together Five locations throughout Greater Seattle 206-281-1111 VIRTUAL LIVE

Sunshine Music Together is the seven-time Golden Teddy Award Winner for Best Music Program in Seattle and the Red Tricycle Winner for Best Music Class in Seattle! Music Together is a researched and evidence-based, internationally recognized early childhood music development program for children aged birth to 5 and their parents or caregivers. The 45-minute classes include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play.

Robinson Center for Young Scholars Guggenheim Annex, Box 351630 Seattle WA 98195 206-543-4160, VIRTUAL LIVE

The Robinson Center for Young Scholars (RC) at the University of Washington carries out a mission of teaching, research, and service. The RC is a leader for developing programs that serve highly capable young pre-college and college students and provide them with challenging, accelerated learning opportunities. We also provide enrichment and summer programs. The Robinson Center is a site for research and discovery of best practice in supporting highly capable young students.

The Valley School 318 30th Ave. E Seattle WA 98112 206-328-4475,

Located in Seattle’s Madison Valley, The Valley School is a Pre-K through 5th grade independent school that creates educational experiences that ignite children’s natural passions for learning. Our students develop an academic foundation and become joyful learners through playful work, purposeful play, and the practice of community.


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Located less than a mile west of I-5 Exit 199 6410 23rd Ave NE Tulalip, WA 98271 360-716-2600

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«FamilyPages Wilderness Awareness School PO Box 219, PMB 137, Duvall WA 98019 425-788-1301,

Wilderness Awareness School provides fun adventure connecting with nature! We have camps and weekly programs at five locations in the Puget Sound area. Learn survival skills, edible and medicinal plants, wildlife tracking and more. Join us for a day camp or an overnight. We have programs for ages 4 to 18!

YMCA of Greater Seattle 12 locations throughout Puget Sound area

After 130 years of leading the way for camp, the YMCA knows a thing or two about fun and enrichment for kids. From outdoor adventures to science and technology, the Y offers the chance to try new things while having fun. Whether it’s a local day camp, week-long overnight camp or a multi-week teen expedition, year-round childcare and fitness or family camps there’s a place for your family at a Y summer camp.


Bright Horizons Several locations throughout Puget Sound Area 877-624-4532

At Bright Horizons, children grow from curious infants and toddlers into explorative preschoolers, guided by knowledgeable child development professionals who understand the balance between nurturing developing minds and caring for tender spirits. Parents go to work knowing their children are happy, safe and well cared for, and children move to the elementary years socially prepared, excited to learn, and well-versed in the language, math and science skills they’ll need to succeed.

CareWorks 206-325-9985

Known for exceptional personal service, long-term support and full guarantee of each referral, CareWorks has been representing the Northwest’s premier nannies, household managers and family assistants since 1989. We use a unique compatibility evaluation process that matches nannies whose parenting philosophies and values are similar to a family’s – the key to finding a perfect fit. And we support everyone through every step of the way. Each child deserves the best – and so do you!

Kids Co. 2208 NW Market St., Suite 510 Seattle WA 98107 206-781-8062

At Kids Co. we create safe spaces that inspire wonder, curiosity, and play for kids ages 3 to 12. We have 14 child care centers conveniently

located on elementary school campuses in Seattle (10) and Mercer Island (4). Our programs include before- and after-school care, preschool, summer day camp, and after-school clubs. All families are welcome and we provide tuition assistance to those who cannot afford our care. Call us with questions or to set up a tour!

YMCA of Greater Seattle Locations throughout Puget Sound area

In addition to our great summer camp programs and year-round sports and wellness classes, the Y offers comprehensive child care programs. Parents trust the Y’s child care to support and nurture their children from infancy through the teen years and help them become strong, capable and engaged young people.


21 Acres 13701 NE 171st St. Woodinville WA 98072 425-481-1500, 21

21 Acres is a center for sustainable agriculture education and collective action. We offer a range of food and farm-based programs, workshops, events, and tours within the farm, market, and LEED Platinum certified building. We aim to inspire action to solve climate challenges by learning as a community to grow, eat, and live sustainably.

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Pacific Science Center

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1101 Alaskan Way Pier 55, Suite 201 Seattle WA 98101 206-623-1445

200 2nd Ave. N Seattle WA 98109 206-443-2001

7330 NE Bothell Way, Kenmore WA 98028

Your Friend with a Boat has your ticket to the best views and history of Seattle! Choose from cruises to enjoy city skyline views and prominent landmarks like the Space Needle and Ballard Locks. Hop on half-day excursions to Blake Island and immerse yourself in the evergreen forests and the culture of Pacific Northwest.

Curious minds of all ages can escape to the captivating world of augmented and virtual reality, take flight in the Tropical Butterfly House, learn about the night sky in the planetarium, touch a live marine animal, get carried away by an IMAX film and so much more. It’s a day full of inspiration, education, and fun.

15752 Redmond Way, Redmond WA 98052 120 N 85th St., Seattle WA 98103 425-408-0021,

Innovative and classic toys that excite, engage and educate! Snapdoodle Toys in Redmond and Kenmore and Top Ten Toys in Greenwood are local, family-owned stores dedicated to fun and learning for all ages. Shop our large selection, get expert advice and free gift wrapping. Plus, we offer classes for kids and adults, in-store activities and special events. Don’t miss out on all the fun — get on our mailing list!

Cougar Mountain Zoo 19525 SE 54th St., Issaquah, WA 98027 425-392-6278

The primary focus of the Zoo is on endangered and unique species, education and extending warm hospitality to the visitors. During December the Issaquah Reindeer Festival is held, enchanting children and adults alike.

Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve 6410 23rd Ave. NE, Tulalip WA 98271 306-716-2600

The Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve is an interactive learning center, sharing the culture of the Tulalip Tribes. We feature a main and temporary exhibit, interactive long house, two classrooms, a research library, and gift shop. Guided tours, interactive demonstrations, group rates and private rentals are available.

KidsQuest 1116 108th Ave. NE, Bellevue WA 98004 425-637-8100

KidsQuest Museum offers a fun and educational experience for kids of all ages and their families and a variety of educational programs (both drop-off and parent-child) including QuestClub for children ages 5 to 9, and early childhood classes for walking to age 5. KidsQuest also offers a variety of free weekly and monthly programs, including Storytime, Play with Paint, Weekend Playshops, and more, with no registration required!

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Kids Co. at Graham Hill in Seward Park 5149 S Graham St, Seattle, WA 98118 (206) 725-3540

Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Information Center 216 E Woodin Ave. Chelan WA 98816 1-800-424-3526,

Discover a Washington original. Only at Lake Chelan will you find four seasons of wine, sun, stunning natural beauty and adventures that you can tune to your own tastes. More than 50 miles of crystal-clear, glacier-fed lake, surrounded by vineyards, orchards, mountains and small- town charm, promise an array of activities as unique as the people who come here to play or make Lake Chelan their forever home.

Kids Co. creates safe spaces that inspire wonder, curiosity, and play for kids!

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«FamilyPages W H E R E FA M I L I E S C A N VOLUNTEER TOGETHER By making volunteering a part of what your family does together, you’ll raise kids who view community service as part of the fabric of their entire lives. Note that all organizations specify age limits for child volunteers — see “Kids can help” under each listing for that information.

Atlantic Street Center Office: 2103 S Atlantic St. Seattle WA 98144 206-329-2050,

Kids can help: Ages 13 and older

youth with homework assignments and daily learning activities, offer homework help and reading support for elementary school students and their parents during Family Study Time, sort and organize baby clothes and donations at the Baby Shoppe.

What they do: Atlantic Street Center has been helping kids and families thrive for more than a century. Primary service areas include early learning, youth development, family support, counseling services and case management through the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative.

Doing Good Together

How you can help: Teens can assist middle school

What they do: DGT is an online program that compiles lists of family-friendly volunteering opportunities called Big-Hearted Families.





Kids can help: There are opportunities for kids of all ages.

How you can help: Opportunities include planting parties, writing letters to service members, food drives and more. Listings are not searchable/sortable, but all opportunities are created with families in mind. Age restrictions are included in the listings.

Eastside Baby Corner Issaquah: 1510 NW Maple St. Issaquah WA 98027 Northshore: 18515 92nd Ave. NE Bothell WA 98011 West Sound: 1463 NE Dawn Road, Suite B Bremerton WA 98311 425-865-0234

Kids can help: Ages 7 and older What they do: Eastside Baby Corner makes a positive difference in the lives of children and families in need by collecting and purchasing children’s items and distributing them, free of charge, through agencies supporting families in east King County. The organization serves as a diaper bank, clothing bank and food source for more than 500 kids each week.

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Make art this summer! For 6-11 year olds we are offering a monthly and summer-long subscription for daily dance moves and creative projects. Start your day with 2 hours of unique structured art and movement lessons from professional teaching artists. Join us from your backyard or living room, any where with Wi-Fi a and room to move. SIGN UP TODAY! WWW.GAGEACADEMY.ORG/SUMMER-KIDS WWW.GAGEACADEMY.ORG | @GAGEACADEMY | 206.323.4243



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How you can help: Volunteers either sort incoming donations or fulfill orders for children. Donations of clothes, toys, furniture and diapers can also be made. Check the website for donation times and items they accept. Volunteers can also organize a community drive for diapers, clothing and baby goods. Details: Kids younger than 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

FamilyWorks 1501 N 45th St., Seattle WA 98103 206-694-6727

Kids can help: Ages 5 and older What they do: With the combination of a food bank and a family resource center, FamilyWorks offers people in Wallingford and surrounding neighborhoods a unique opportunity to nourish and strengthen their bodies, minds and spirits in a positive, supportive environment. How you can help: School-age children with their families are welcome to participate in several volunteer opportunities including bulk packaging and sorting food at FamilyWorks or families can host monthly drives (food, books, toys, clothing, etc.) on their own time.

The Power of Childhood The Food Bank @ St. Mary’s 611 20th Ave. S Seattle WA 98144 206-324-7100 ext. 18

Kids can help: Ages 7 and older What they do: The Food Bank @ St. Mary’s, located in Seattle’s Central District, provides groceries to those in need through a walk-in food bank and home delivery program. They also offer a Baby Corner Program and a Toddler Bag Program for families with small children. How you can help: Volunteers help with various projects, such as sorting food donations, distributing food to customers, picking up donations and delivering groceries to homebound residents.

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At The Valley School, we ignite children’s natural passion for learning. Our students develop an academic foundation and become joyful learners through playful work, purposeful play, and the practice of community. Pre-K - 5th Grade

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Details: Kids need to be at least 16 to volunteer on their own, though younger volunteers can be accompanied by an adult.

Food Driving Box Northwest 8511 35th Ave. NE Seattle WA 98115

Kids can help: All ages can help What they do: The Food Driving Box is a free tool for families to teach children about the problem of food insecurity and then do something about it. How you can help: Pick up a free Food Driving Box from one of dozens of local food banks. Keep your FDB in your car and each time you visit the grocery store add an item or two. When it’s full, bring it to a local food bank to donate. KEEP your FDB to do it again. You can also sponsor a food drive or distribute Food Driving Boxes to your organization.

Weekly music class for children birth to age 5 & the grown-ups who LOVE them from the comfort of your living room! 206.281.1111

Food Lifeline 815 S 96th St., Seattle WA 98108 206-545-6600

Kids can help: Ages 6 and older What they do: Food Lifeline stocks the shelves at 275 food banks, meal programs and shelters throughout Western Washington. How you can help: During Volunteer Sort & Pack Sessions at Food Lifeline’s new warehouse, volunteers help sort, label and repackage food for distribution to local food banks, meal programs and shelters. Details: Online reservations for evening shifts are required, and they can book up fast. Kids need to be at least 16 to volunteer on their own, though younger volunteers can be accompanied by an adult.

Nature Consortium 4408 Delridge Way SW, Suite 107 Seattle WA 98106 206-923-0853

Kids can help: Children of all ages, with adult supervision What they do: The Nature Consor-

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«FamilyPages tium fosters vibrant communities and inspires people in the Puget Sound area through art and environmental action. How you can help: Volunteer work parties work to restore habitat in the West Duwamish Greenbelt, located in West Seattle. Volunteers plant native plants and trees during the fall and winter and remove invasive species and mulch year-round. Work parties are Tuesday and Saturday mornings. Saturday events include live music. Details: A youth waiver must be signed and those younger than 13 must be chaperoned. Each event is supervised by a trained staff or volunteer lead. Tools and gloves are provided.

Northwest Harvest 22220 68th Ave. S, Kent WA 98032 206-923-7453,

Kids can help: Ages 9 and older

Details: Volunteers 15 and younger or groups of 16- and 17-year-olds must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone. Shifts are a minimum of 2 hours and must be scheduled in advance.

Page Ahead 1130 NW 85th St., Seattle WA 98117 206-461-0123,

Kids can help: Age requirement varies for different opportunities What they do: Page Ahead is the leading provider of children’s literacy services in Washington, serving more than 55,000 children in need every year. The nonprofit offers new books for children, literacy support for families and reading resources in schools throughout King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties. How you can help: Teens can apply to become story time volunteers, who read to preschool and kindergarten classes, sing songs and create simple crafts with kids during the school day. Youth can also sort books or help with administrative work at the office or organize a drive for new children’s books.

What they do: Northwest Harvest is the only nonprofit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of 375 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools.

Details: Story time volunteers must commit to a full school year (applications are due in the summer).

How you can help: Families can help in the Kent warehouse sorting and repackaging bulk food. At the Cherry Street Food Bank, volunteers sort and distribute food and make sandwiches for the sack lunch program. Families are also encouraged to host food drives in their neighborhoods.

The Ruby Room 827 Bellevue Way NE, Suite 205 Bellevue WA 98004 206-439-7575,

Kids can help: Any age

What they do: The Ruby Room provides formal attire to teens in financial need. The organization also provides leadership and education through volunteer opportunities and workshops. The Ruby Room is run entirely by volunteers. How you can help: The Ruby Room accepts formal dresses, shoes, jewelry, wraps and purses that are no more than four years old and in good condition. Volunteer opportunities, often as personal shoppers, vary depending on the number of high school students signed up for assistance. Details: Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. To donate gowns and accessories, visit the Ruby Room website to learn out about upcoming dress drives.

Seattle Humane Society 3212 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue WA 98005 425-641-0080 VIRTUAL LIVE

Seattle Humane is the Puget Sound’s leader in animal adoption, education and welfare. Our top priority is to connect animals in need of rescue with the people who will love them. We provide several online activities for kids, summer camps for youth ages 7 to 13 and Kitty Literature where 5- to 10-year-olds help socialize our cats by reading to them at our Bellevue shelter. In addition, Humane Teen Club (HTC) is a junior volunteer and teen development program created specifically for animal lovers who are 13 to 17 years old.

It ’s so much more than a gift Washington State Heirloom Birth Certificate

A portion of the proceeds from each birth certificate helps children grow, thrive and learn in safe and loving environments. This official birth certificate is personally signed by the Governor and State Registrar.

Challenging K-12 students in an intellectual community through early entrance, online, and enrichment programs Transition School • UW Academy Saturday Enrichment • Summer Programs Online Program • Professional Development

Certificate is 8 1/2 x 11 and includes the name, date and place of birth, as well as the name and birthplace of the parent(s). Framable keepsake For each $40 purchase of an Heirloom Birth Certificate, $25 is tax deductible.

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Seattle Works 240 2nd Ave. S, Suite 208 Seattle WA 98104 206-324-0808,

Kids can help: Ages vary depending on the organization and the task. What they do: Seattle Works offers a searchable database of volunteer opportunities with filters for age of volunteer, populations you’d like to help, and ZIP code-specific activities that find the best fit for your family. How you can help: Search their calendar of opportunities for a volunteer job that fits your family, from painting a non-profit theater to joining a planting party or sorting books at the Braille library.

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Team Read 206-252-0069,

Kids can help: Kids in grades 8 and higher What they do: Team Read helps Seattle’s public elementary school students achieve reading success. Pairing youth tutors with second and third grade students who are reading below grade level in 12 elementary schools across the city, Team Read helps the students’ reading, comprehension and vocabulary. How you can help: Volunteer coaches tutor their students after school to not only improve their students’ reading skills but also serve as meaningful role models. High school coaches can satisfy community service hours, earn hourly pay or deferred college tuition. All eighth-grade coaches are volunteers. Younger children can host a book drive for Team Read. Details: Coaches must have a minimum 2.7 GPA, good attendance and behavior record, complete an essay and have three signed references. Applications are accepted twice a year, in September and December. Once a student has been accepted as a coach, they attend three training sessions.

Teen Feed 4740 B University Way NE Seattle WA 98105 206-522-4366

Kids can help: Ages 10 and older What they do: In 1987, Teen Feed began to “meet youth where they are.” Today, Teen Feed provides warm meals, basic needs items, and supportive connections to over 900 youth annually in need in University District, Auburn, and Rainier Beach. How You Can Help: Meal teams consist of five to 15 people ages 10 and older, who provide and serve hot, nutritious meals to youth at the Teen Meal Program. Meal Details: The Meal Team Lead must complete a volunteer orientation as well as obtain a Washington State Food Handlers Permit. This is a good opportunity for a church or scout group. How you can help: Volunteers contribute by sorting donations, organizing and preparing merchandise, and setting the store up for shopping days. Shifts are 2 to 4 hours. Families can

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The Sammamish Montessori School


In Redmond

also help by hosting a donation drive to help stock the Wearhouse.

Washington Trails Association Office: 705 2nd Ave., Suite 300 Seattle WA 98104 206-625-1367

Kids can help: Ages 10 and older

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Call 425-883-3271 for a tour. • Child-centered, joyful atmosphere with strong academic focus • Experienced, Montessori-certified teachers • Preschool and kindergarten • Family owned and operated since 1977 • Summer, before & after school programs • Prep Program, (starting ages 2 1/2-3)

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How you can help: Youth volunteers can participate in one-day work parties throughout the Puget Sound area. Youth-specific work parties provide a unique opportunity for young people to learn about trail maintenance while meeting other people. High school students can spend a week on the trail during a “Youth Vacation,” when they learn about building and maintaining hiking trails in a teamwork-oriented environment. Details: Kids younger than 14 must be accompanied by an adult. After five work parties, volunteers earn their very own green hard hat with their name on it. Youth Vacations are for students ages 14 to 18.

Wellspring Family Services Office: 1900 Rainier Ave. S Seattle WA 98144 206-826-3050

Kids can help: Children of all ages, with parent supervision What they do: Wellspring Family Services builds emotionally healthy, self-sufficient families and a nonviolent community in which they can thrive. How you can help: An easy way for children to get involved is the Kids Helping Kids Campaign. Children can start a penny drive, host a lemonade stand or bake sale, celebrate their birthdays with a benefit pa rty for homeless kids or dream up their own way to collect donations. Learn more on the “Get Involved” section of the website. The Wellspring Family Services Baby Boutique also offers many volunteer opportunities.

 8 am – 5 pm Mon – Fri  Fun, Friends, and Continued Learning

Tons of Fun!

 Multiple Locations


What they do: The Washington Trails Association works to protect hiking trails and wild lands, takes volunteers out to maintain trails and promotes hiking as a healthy, fun way to explore the outdoors.


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Only two hours from Seattle, Semiahmoo is the perfect place to experience the moments with your kids that you live for. And with award-winning golf, casual seaside dining, and endless beach activities, you can try something new, too.

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