Check out our volunteer opportunities below and submit a volunteer interest form to get started!
Immediate Volunteer Need: Onsite assistance at 30Bellevue
We are looking for strong, active volunteers to assist residents with carrying groceries, strollers, and other items up and down the three (3) flights of stairs at our 30Bellevue property! We anticipate two (2) shifts daily: 11 AM to 1 PM and 1 PM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday. There will be two (2) volunteers per shift. We encourage friends to sign up for shifts together! Volunteers must be at least 18.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Please note: most of these are not currently available due to COVID-19. If you are interested in what is currently available, please email Riley Medeiros at email@example.com
Finance/Admin Support: We are looking for a volunteer to support our finance team with document scanning and filing and reviewing Accounts Payable documents and invoices for tax compliance. This volunteer would need to commit 2-4 hours weekly!
Grant Researcher & Writer: We are seeking a skilled researcher and writer to help us conduct grant research and support our grant writer with current grants. This opportunity can be remote and is a great opportunity for undergraduate or graduate students.
Volunteer Van Driver: The City of Kirkland Community Van program is serving our Kirkland senior communities with residents of limited mobility to make regular trips to the food bank. Volunteer drivers are needed: at least 21 years of age and good driving history for a minimum of five years.
Translator (written or spoken): We have need of volunteer translators to community activities and publications accessible to all residents. Do you speak or write in a language other than English? Off-site volunteers can translate flyers and resident newsletter publications to another language. We also have need of live translation during community events. Please indicate in the comments box on the sign up form on this page what language(s) you can translate to!
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
Basic Need Heroes: Many residents depend on resources from community partners to stay healthy and provide for their families. Volunteers work with our community partners and on-site staff to ensure residents are able to receive the resources they need!
- Eastside Baby Corner: Ensure parents have the resources they need to raise happy, healthy kids. Inventory donations and load into delivery truck. Thursdays at 9 am.
- Kirkland Community Van Driver: Transport our Kirkland residents to the local food bank! 1st and 3rd Fridays from 1-5 pm.
Community Dinners: We are seeking individuals or small groups to provide and serve a community meal for our residents. We host weekly or bi-weekly community dinners at 6 of our properties, located in Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, and Sammamish. Dinners should include a main course and one side for about 30-40 people. This is a great opportunity for families, team building, or small groups of 3-5. Community dinners bring our residents together and create a unique sense of community.
You can make it a regular event, or just do it once in a while. You can drop food off for our Supportive Services staff to serve to the residents, or you can stay and help serve.
Advocate: We depend on your engagement to help promote affordable housing on the Eastside, and educate others about the dire need in our community. See our advocacy page to learn more about advocating for a diverse and inclusive Eastside.
Long Term Opportunities
Young Professionals Board: Network, gain Board experience, and make an impact in your community. Ages 25-35.
Community Board: Our Community Board is dedicated to engaging representative community members in the operation of the organization and in the development of new affordable housing communities.
Committees: Committees support every facet of the organization, including housing development, finance, community engagement and fundraising.
Imagine Housing Board: Our governing Board provides leadership, oversight, and expertise in a variety of fields.
Our Volunteer Process
- Fill out volunteer interest form.
- A staff member will reach out to you to learn more about you.
- Attend a volunteer orientation
- Submit application and background check
- Meet with a staff member to determine the best fit and get started!
If you are interested in a group volunteer activity or have questions about our volunteer process, contact Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Volunteer Orientations:
We require attending a volunteer orientation before or shortly after you begin your volunteer service. They are held in the evenings at the Imagine Housing office in Kirkland. Use the signup form below and add “attending volunteer orientation on (date)” in the comment box.
- We are currently doing orientations on a remote and individual basis.
Ready to Volunteer?
Fill out our volunteer interest form and a staff member will be in touch soon!
"This has become such a wonderful experience for the office… Volunteering with Imagine Housing is a great way for us to meet community members, support affordable housing, and build relationships." - Rich W., monthly community dinner volunteer
"It has been one of the biggest joys and honors to be serving with Imagine Housing. What an amazing organization this is! The staff and leadership have a clear passion for loving on the community and providing safe and comfortable living spaces for the people in our local neighborhoods. My husband and I always look forward to serving our monthly community meals at Francis Village alongside our church group. The residents at Francis Village have become our friends! We can't wait to see what else there is in store for Imagine Housing." - Kendall C., monthly community dinner volunteer