volunteer

Interested in volunteering?
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Class Instructors

We host regular Saturday Workshops for clients to teach them job and life skills. We aim for one job skill, one workout, and one hobby or fun class per Saturday. Previous classes have included:
   - Resume Building
   - Credit Literacy
   - Intro to Excel
   - Painting
   - HIIT Workouts
   - Cooking
   - Pietra Yoga
   - Quilting

Instructors create the class curriculum/content but we can provide support as needed. You don't need to be an expert in the topic or skill to teach. Most of the clients are coming into these classes with little prior knowledge so anything you can offer is vaulable.

If you have a skill or hobby you would be interested in teaching, please contact us! Male class instructors are permitted.
Community Event Volunteers

We host holiday parties, community nights, and outings for clients and volunteers. We need volunteers to help set up, provide support, and help cleanup for these parties. This is always a great way to start building relationships with clients and show them people really do care about them. Previous events/outings have included:
   - Pumpkin Patch Outing
   - Valentine's Day Party
   - Community Movie Night
   - Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, and Picnic
Meal Train

Every week volunteers make a home cooked meal and bring it into the center. If clients are hungry we like to be able to offer them an actual lunch while they are working on programs or paperwork.

Sign up to make a meal on our Meal Train
Administrative and Organizing Volunteers

We need help with various administrative and organizational tasks. These tasks often include:
   - Sorting & Organizing Donations
   - Making Police Packets
   - Writing Encouragement or Birthday Cards
   - Helping with mailings
Cleaning Volunteers

Some weeks are busy here at the center and we could use some extra help cleaning. Cleaning tasks could include:
   - Vacuuming & Sweeping
   - Dusting
   - Wiping Counters & High Touch Surfaces
   - Cleaning Bathrooms
   - Taking out trash
Night of Hope Volunteers

Every autumn we host our annual Night of Hope Auction & Gala. We raise a large portion of our yearly operating budget at this single event. We need lots of volunteer help to pull off this event! Tasks include:

- Auction Procurement: Help gather items from businesses or other supporters to feature in the auction

-Basket Preparation: Assemble auction items into cute baskets or displays

-Day of Support: Help us set up, run, and tear down for the Night of Hope Auction and Gala. Tasks could include helping us:
   - Set up tables and decorations
   - Set up auction item displays
   - Raffles and games
   - Live auction bidding  
   - Auction check out and item pickup

CONNECT WITH US!

If you are interested in any of the above tasks or volunteer avenues, please email volunteers@gpseattle.net

You can also request to join the Genesis Project Volunteers Facebook Group. We love our volunteers! Below are some of the main ways we can use volunteers: