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.
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!
Working towards more farmers on more farmland, growing more sustainable food and fiber for our community. We offer the Carnation Farmers Market, the Experience Farming Project (a small farm incubation program), monthly potluck talks and farm tours that are free and open to the public, networking opportunities, resource sharing, the SnoValley Grown label, and a farm directory.
You can positively impact lives right in your own community with the Y. Nearly 10,000 volunteers of all ages help the Y nurture youth, improve health and well-being and assist our neighbors in need.
We value your time and enthusiasm and look forward to creating a fun, fulfilling volunteer experience for you.
Y volunteers enjoy:
– A wide variety of locations and programs to fit personal interests
– Options for one-time, seasonal and ongoing volunteerism
– Making new friends, networking and gaining experience
Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank leads the effort to feed, educate and advocate ending hunger in the Snoqualmie Valley. We believe that everyone should have an opportunity to have access to healthy food. We rely on the support from our community and average 1,500 volunteer hours every month. There are many volunteer opportunities available during the week as well as for special events and projects. To learn more visit our website or stop in and say hello. We welcome you to be a part of our Community in Action!
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 160 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 Historical Museum, serving Fall City, Preston, Snoqualmie, North Bend, Cedar Falls and Snoqualmie Pass for nearly 50 years, came into being as the result of the initial work of one woman, Ada Snyder Hill. She came into the Valley in 1910 to teach school and early on began collecting the historic items that made up the exhibit she arranged for the 1939 celebration of the platting of North Bend. They were the nucleus for the present day collection that includes cherished artifacts and anecdotes from all corners of the Snoqualmie Valley.
The first home for the artifacts was a room in the North Bend High School where Mrs. Hill was a teacher. There, for nearly the next decade, she continued to add items as they were donated and, without help, catalogued them, arranged the displays and took visitors on tours.
The collection has since grown and was moved to a larger building. It is presently housed at 320 Bendigo Blvd S in North Bend in the Gardiner Weeks Memorial Park. The collection includes the ledger from the Meadowbrook Hotel, William Taylor’s hat and gun, the Fall City Study Club scrapbooks and memorabilia; among many amazing photographs and artifacts. A visit will give you a unique prospective on the evolving Snoqualmie Valley history.
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!
Fostering Together is dedicated to finding and supporting foster families in Washington.
Developed in partnership between the state of Washington and Olive Crest – a national leader in transforming the lives of at-risk children since 1973 – the program aims to ensure safe, loving foster families are available to meet the diverse needs of abused and neglected youth. At Fostering Together, we strive to increase the number of foster families across the state, help families with the licensing process, and provide ongoing support to ensure their success.
Fostering Together has provided support services to families throughout King, Snohomish, Island, Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan Counties. On October 1, 2012, the Fostering Together services were expanded to include all of Washington State.
All our services are free. No matter where you are in the process or what agency you are working with, Fostering Together is here for you. Call us at 1-866-958-KIDS or visit http://www.fosteringtogether.org for more information. For the Snoqualmie Valley, contact Leilani McClure at 425-681-2094 or email@example.com
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.
The Sno-Valley Senior Center has been serving Valley Seniors and their families since 1975. Sno-Valley Senior Center inspires, supports, and empowers seniors to lead healthy, enriched lives.
Sno-Valley Senior Center is in the heart of the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley. We are housed in the beautiful refurbished Odd Fellows Hall in the middle of the town of Carnation one half block behind City Hall.
We love to have visitors join us for lunch which is served Monday through Friday at 12:00 PM. If you’d like to bring a large group, please call 1-2 days in advance, so we’ll be sure to make enough. Please call (425) 333-4152
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).
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.
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
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.
Located in the heart of Washington’s beautiful Snoqualmie Valley, Jubilee Biodynamic Farm has been providing the community with fresh fruits, vegetables, and meat, free from pesticides and herbicides, for nearly 20 years. Jubilee’s produce is available through its Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscription program, in which members of the public support the farm by committing to purchase shares of its produce for a season.
The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust leads and inspires action to conserve and enhance the landscape from Seattle across the Cascade Mountains to Central Washington, ensuring a long-term balance between people and nature.
The Snoqualmie Valley Trails Club is a hiking club based in Issaquah, Washington, near the Seattle metro area. The club leads hikes, snowshoes and cross country ski trips primarily in the Snoqualmie Valley, I-90 corridor, Teanaway, Mt. Rainier, Stevens Pass, and Mountain Loop Highway areas
Have fun Skiing or Snowboarding at Perfect North Slopes while saving some money. As a club member you will receive a 30% discount on Season Passes. Invite your family and friends to take advantage of the special pricing. We hope to see you out on the slopes on Wednesday, our Club Day
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.