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.
Old Friends Club is a non-residential daytime program for older adults with mild to moderate cognitive challenges. We make lives better through music, conversation, art, movement, and friendship.
Join us once a week to come alongside people with Alzheimer’s or other dementia to help them stay socially engaged and physically active (while their family caregivers get a break!) We laugh and learn and are surprised daily with the stories that bubble up.
Old Friends Club meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9:30 to 2:30. The small group is up to 12 to 15 people per day, plus two staff and (ideally) two volunteers daily. We are looking for volunteers who will arrive at 9am to help set up, assist with the activities of the day, serve lunch, and help clean up at the end of the day. A six hour shift is great. Shorter shifts are also very helpful.
Help us create a welcoming environment of fun, respect and joy!
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.
Wilderness Awareness School is a national not-for-profit environmental education organization established in 1983 and based in Duvall, Washington. We are dedicated to caring for the earth and our children by fostering understanding and appreciation of nature, community and self.
Our dynamic wilderness education courses combine ancient and modern ecological wisdom, and empower people of all ages to become stewards, mentors and leaders. Over the past two decades, Wilderness Awareness School has grown from a small group of visionary individuals to a leading national organization impacting the course of nature education, and inspiring many schools and individuals across the country and the world to share our teachings and curriculum.
Our mentoring approach honors individuality, encourages self-sufficiency in learning, and awakens a kinship with nature as it trains youth and adults to blend the awareness of a native tracker with the knowledge of a wildlife biologist. Our wilderness education courses draw on traditions from indigenous cultures world-wide, emphasizing nature as teacher, routines to enhance awareness, storytelling, self-motivated learning, and tracking as an interpretive tool.
We have weekly school year programs for ages 4-adult. Weekend classes for teen and adults. Summer camps for 4-17 year olds.
If you want to get outdoors and play in new or old ways visit our web site to find out more. Or call with any questions.
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.
The Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation is a local nonprofit dedicated to raising community support for schools and to funding meaningful and essential education programs in the Snoqualmie Valley. By funding classroom grants, district initiatives, and professional development the Foundation has been assuring opportunity and encouraging excellence for every student in the Snoqualmie Valley since 1988.
We are currently welcoming members of the community interested in serving on our Board of Directors.
The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network works locally to reduce youth substance abuse, to prevent teen suicide, to foster meaningful community connections with youth, and to coordinate civic engagement opportunities for youth & adults in the valley (such as the Be the Change Leadership event, Key Leaders Summit, the Healthy Community Coalition, & the Rise & Shine Volunteer Recognition breakfast). SVCN’s vision is a Snoqualmie Valley where ALL residents thrive!
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.
REF is a non-profit, volunteer organization established in 1991 by local Community members to enhance the educational opportunities of the Riverview School District students. As a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, REF provides a way to direct tax-deductible donations intended to benefit local school enrichment. REF generates financial and community support for enriching the education of Riverview students. The Foundation receives and manages financial contributions for enriching education in the Riverview School District by hosting fundraising activities in the Community and oversees equitable distribution of financial donations through its Grants and Award Programs.
Hopelink’s mission is to promote self-sufficiency for members of our community, helping people make lasting change. Hopelink serves homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities.
In the Snoqualmie Valley, Hopelink’s Family & Emergency Services Center and Food Bank helps families in the Valley build assets and thrive. There are volunteer opportunities both in the center and out in the fields working on gleaning projects to supply fresh produce to Hopelink’s five Northeast King County Food Banks.
Encompass is an independent, non-profit organization established in 1966 with a unique mission: to nurture children, enrich families and inspire community.
Our programs nurture typical and developmentally challenged children, enrich families in all their diversity and inspire community throughout the Snoqualmie Valley and Issaquah.
Our focus area is early childhood development from birth to age 12. Our primary programs fall under pediatric therapy and education (preschool and parenting classes).
This is a support group for adults with aging parents, either in or out of the family’s home. Caring for aging parents can be overwhelming, placing great demands on your time and emotions. It can negatively affect your marriage and/or other family relationships, and it can be difficult to navigate healthcare, housing, and other issues. Come and gain support and ideas from others who are addressing a similar situation, and from facilitators: Brandi DeFazio and Debra Peopping, both of whom have specific training and experience working with issues of aging and the impact on families.
This faith-based 12-step program for recovering from a variety of addictions has both large groups and gender-specific small groups focusing on supporting addicts. It meets Fridays at 6 p.m. for dinner, followed by a group session at 7 p.m. It
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.
Friends of Youth offers chemical dependence treatment through outpatient care, group and individual therapy sessions, provides classes and resources for families, and serves ages 11 to 21 with offices in Snoqualmie, Issaquah, and Duvall.
We are a group of people who just LOVE everything paranormal or unexplained. From ghosts to Bigfoot, it’s all fair game. We don’t take ourselves too seriously nor are we professional ghost hunters. We come together to share stories, conversation, and to explore the world of the unexplained. We plan on exploring cemetaries, haunted locations, go hunting for Sasquatch, go on ghost tours, or anything else that piques our curiosity.We started this group because of a lifelong fascination with things that go bump in the night. We want to meet others who share our love of the unknown and want to have fun with it! Note: I’ve added true crime and serial killers to the interests of this group. Criminal psychology is fascinating! Whacky roadside attractions and other weird locales would also be a lot of fun. Although I named this group Paranormal Buffs, my intent when creating it was to include just about anything strange or unusual. I didn’t want to call the group Wierd Buffs! Ha ha.
This group is for vegetarians, vegans and just veg-curious people who love to get outside and be active. This group is mainly focused on hiking the trails in the Snoqualmie Valley and the I-90 corridor. This group is open to all skill levels and the hikes vary from easy and short to long and grueling. It is all based on demand and suggestions. We can also use the trails for snowshoeing and trail running.
Our club’s mission is to help people in the Snoqualmie/Eastside area feel welcome and assist them in getting connected to the people, the area, local organizations, and resources that make the Snoqualmie Valley/Eastside so special. We strive to offer a variety of events designed to introduce you to new people and the area. If you would like to see an activity please feel free to let me know. We encourage your participation and ideas.
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.”