Echo Glen Children’s Center is a Washington State Juvenile Detention facility. There are 130 great kids as young as 11 and up to 20 years old. Most have been neglected or abused by parent(s) who may have also been neglected and abused. It seems to be a continuous cycle – one that Echo Glen staff is determined to break. These kids crave positive attention from adults and need good role models. Nearly all have dangerously low self-esteem.
Background checks are required and you must over 21 to interact with the youth, but prep work can be done by any age or group.
Here are opportunities to show these appreciative kids that you care (ascending order of time commitment):
–Birthday Cakes**** – provide a cake once a month or once a year for a child who would not otherwise receive one. (no age minimum)
– **Monthly Birthday Baking – Help the kids bake cupcakes and create cards that are given to others-in-need for their monthly birthday celebration
– Career Fair – April and October – Join the panel to share the pros & cons of your career/job.
– Service Project Socials – Come chat with 3 or 4 youth while helping them with a project that helps others.
– Art Docent – 2 volunteers go into a class of 10 students once a month from 12:15 PM to 1:24 PM (day of month decided by EG teacher and volunteers). NO artistic talent required – lesson plans and supplies are provided. Be a lead docent or assist.
First Class is a ministry to homeschooling families here in Sno Valley! If you have been looking for a one-day, Homeschool Cooperative with a solid Christian foundation, then First Class should be on your list. We hope you’ll join us at First Class, make some new friends and get involved! First Class Sno-Valley is a branch of First Class Homeschool Ministries. If you would like to charter a First Class Homeschool Ministry at your church, please contact us! First Class has vision to connect the homeschooling community by planting other FCHM co-ops where ever they are desired.
Moms is a place for mothers to network, hear from community leaders and business owners as well as professional speakers. We are a professional organization encouraging moms to engage with each other, our community leaders and information to serve her in her role. New concept to foster professional growth and a cohesive community in the Snoqualmie Valley.
Old Friends Club is a daytime program of supported social activities for older adults with cognitive challenges. Participants build friendships while enjoying activities in an environment that is comfortable for those with memory loss. They find ways to care for one another– connections that bring purpose and joy to life. Meanwhile, we offer family caregivers respite, support and education to promote their well-being and improve quality of life at home.
Through education and services, the Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club will enhance community emergency communications and promote amateur radio activities, thereby advancing the contribution of amateur radio in the Greater Snoqualmie Valley Area.”
Snoqualmie Valley Venturing Crew #115 was established in 1987. It is located in Snoqualmie Valley in East King County. Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the 8th grade) through 20 years of age. Venturing
Young Life doesn’t start with a program. It starts with adults who are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don’t happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust and consistency.
So Young Life leaders log many hours with kids — where they are, as they are. We listen to their stories and learn what’s important to them because we genuinely care about their joys, triumphs, heartaches and setbacks.
We believe in the power of presence. Kids’ lives are dramatically influenced when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God’s love with them. Because their Young Life leader believes in them, they begin to see that their lives have great worth, meaning and purpose.
This is the first step of a lifelong journey; the choices they make today, based upon God’s love for them, will have an impact on future decisions — careers chosen, marriages formed and families raised — all ripples from the time when a Young Life leader took time to reach out and enter their world.
Stewardship Partners was established in 1999 with a mission to help landowners protect and restore the environment. We do this by collaborating with diverse interest groups to build bridges and find solutions that achieve mutual goals of environmental protection, economic health, and community well being. Our projects restore fish and wildlife habitat, improve water quality, protect open space, and “green up” the built environment while maintaining working landscapes of farms, forestland, and livable communities throughout the State. Our SNOQUALMIE STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM works with local landowners to restore the Snoqualmie River and its tributaries.
Transition Snoqualmie Valley formed when a group of friends from several valley towns were discussing ways they could respond, on a local level, to the issues of economic crisis, climate change and peak oil. The group learned of the Transition Towns movement begun in Great Britain, which has spread to hundreds of cities and towns worldwide. There are currently 103 official transition towns in the United States (TSV was #90!) and many more in the formative stage. This movement represents a promising way of engaging people and communities to take the re-localization actions required to create community resilience.
Volunteers perform many tasks at the Northwest Railway Museum.Volunteer opportunities at the Northwest Railway Museum are as varied as our volunteers. The museum is located at 38625 Southeast King Street, Snoqualmie, WA.