VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME WITH ENCOMPASS
Thank you for being here — without you, Encompass wouldn’t be half the organization. Encompass has both ongoing and one-time volunteer needs throughout the Snoqualmie Valley, so make sure to check back often for new opportunities. We can’t wait to see you on our team! Application below.
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Volunteer Program Manager
SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY: Apply your skills, build your resume, gain experience and help us grow our volunteer program!
You would volunteer about 10 hours per week from early February through May, receive on-going support from 501Commons, and earn a United Way service award of $400 and internship credit.
VOLUNTEER AT ONE OF OUR EVENTS:
January 17 — Moms Babysitting, 9:15-11:15am, Snoqualmie Valley Alliance: [Childcare Volunteer] Have time during the week? Assist our staff member to take care of the children while their moms attend Moms meetings. This is a lot of fun — tire those kids out! Moms meets the 3rd Tuesday most months. Email to sign-up.
February 11 — Parents Night Out, 3:45-8:15pm, Encompass Early Learning Center: [Childcare Volunteer] Come spend time with 2-10-year-old kids at Encompass! You will be helping to set up and do a craft project, serving a pizza dinner, reading books, redirecting behaviors when necessary, and involving the kids in cleaning up the room. PNO is the 2nd Saturday of most months. Email to sign-up.
February 13 — Parent Workshop Babysitting, 9:15-11:15am, Carnation, location TBD: [Childcare Volunteer] Assist with childcare during a parent workshop. Email to sign-up.
VOLUNTEER IN AN ONGOING POSITION:
(2-5pm on the first Friday of every month, Encompass Early Learning Center) Did you grow up as the sibling of a child with special needs? Encompass is seeking teens to help support younger children experiencing a similar situation to themselves. Sibshops provides an opportunity to celebrate the many lifelong contributions made by brothers and sisters of people with special health and developmental needs. Email us today to learn more.
Parent Education Assistant
(Flexible dates) Do you like meeting people in your community? Help out as an assistant to our parent education program. You would help distribute flyers around the community as well as help set-up at our parenting workshops. Email Erin today to learn more.
Preschool Classroom Support
(9-12pm or 1-4pm, Encompass Early Learning Center or Carnation Preschool) Want to help out in the classroom? Kids are back in preschool starting January 3rd, and teachers welcome an ongoing helper. Assist the teachers with learning centers, classroom management, projects, reading, playing and having fun. Come spend three hours with 3-4-year-olds as they learn, grow, and melt your heart day after day. The benefits? Children get one-on-one support to hit their developmental milestones, and you get to learn more about early childhood development, positive discipline, and executive functioning which you can apply in your personal life. Explore a new career, elevate your skills set or showcase your talent…but most of all, make a difference in children’s lives.
(Flexible dates and times, Encompass Pediatric Clinic or Early Learning Center) Extra hands are always welcome at our two offices in North Bend. We have many projects that need to be completed such as helping ready our home program materials, prepping craft projects, sanitizing the playroom, filing and data entry, or taking notes for our weekly meetings. We also sometimes have a need for weekly receptionist positions. Email us with your availability to find out what our current needs are.
Board of Directors
Did you know our Board of Directors is also made of volunteers? If you are looking for a deeper commitment to Encompass, consider joining the board. These volunteers are responsible for maintaining the budget, overseeing initiatives, and making sure Encompass is fulfilling our mission. Email us for more info.
Do you have skills that could be of benefit to the Encompass mission? We often need photographers for our events, marketing expertise, and other office specialists. Email us to share your ideas.
Yard-work and Handyman Skills
Especially in the spring and summer, we utilize volunteers to help us wrangle the weeds in our yard and do general maintenance on our grounds. We also have a need for one-off handyman tasks inside our offices. This is a great job for groups!Let us know if you can help us.
- To become an Encompass volunteer, please download and complete our volunteer application. Return to Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers also must complete an interview with the volunteer manager.
- Ongoing volunteers must attend an orientation. There is one scheduled on the first Thursday of every month from 4:15 to 4:45pm at the Encompass Early Learning Center, 1407 Boalch Ave NW, North Bend, WA 98045. You will learn more about Encompass, finalize your paperwork, and get more information for your volunteer position. If you can’t make it or want to get started sooner, call us to set-up a different time. Next orientation is February 2nd. (Please RSVP.) Event volunteers will be trained at the start of the event.
- We will provide you with a position description so you know exactly what is expected, feedback on how you are doing, recognition for the difference you are making, plus references. Looking forward to having you on our team — YOU are the key to children’s success.