Volunteer

“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 Whitehill, monthly community dinner volunteer

Check out our volunteer opportunities below and submit a volunteer interest form to get started!

New Volunteer Opportunities! 

Fall and Winter Holiday Dinners

Imagine Housing is hosting Community Thanksgiving and Holiday dinners in November and December. With over 1,200 residents now calling our communities “home,” and only 6 community ovens, we can really use your help! See the volunteer opportunities and sign up here.

Holiday Gift Program

Otherwise known as the Holiday Elf, we are seeking a volunteer to support our holiday gift program. This involves entering and distributing wishes; picking up donations; making a list, checking it twice; and delivering gifts to our communities. Must be detail oriented and love bringing joy to kids and families!


Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Basic Needs Delivery Hero: Many residents depend on resources from community partners to stay healthy and provide for their families. Volunteer drivers pick up vital supplies and deliver weekly to properties. Our current volunteer needs are:

  • Eastside Baby Corner: Ensure parents have the resources they need to raise happy, healthy kids. Pick up supplies for children and deliver to families in need. Thursdays at 9 am. 
  • Food Delivery: When home-bound residents can’t make it to the food bank, volunteers make a huge impact by bringing food to them. 2nd and 4th Fridays at 1pm. 
  • Farms For Life: Bring fresh produce from a local farm to residents at our communities. Tuesdays at noon.  (June through October only)

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. Great opportunity for families or small groups of 3-5. Community dinners bring our residents together and create a unique sense of community.

  • Bellevue: Mondays at 6pm
  • Kirkland (Totem Lake Senior): Wednesdays at 5pm
  • Kirkland (Totem Lake): Thursdays at 6pm
  • Kirkland (South): Tuesdays at 6pm
  • Issaquah: Wednesdays at 6pm
  • Sammamish: Thursdays at 5:30pm

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.

Gala & Auction: We rely on over 50 volunteers to help make our Imagine Gala & Auction run smoothly. In addition to many roles on the night of the event, we also need volunteers in the weeks and months leading up to the event. The 2019 Gala & Auction is March 30th, 2019.

Long Term Opportunities

Young Professionals Board: Network, gain Board experience, and make an impact in your community.

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 from housing development to fundraising.

Imagine Housing Board: Our Board Members support every facet of our organization and provide leadership, oversight, and expertise in an array of fields.

Our Volunteer Process

  1. Fill out volunteer interest form.
  2. A staff member will reach out to you to learn more about you.
  3. Attend a volunteer orientation
  4. Submit application and background check
  5. Meet with a staff member to determine the best fit and get started!

If you are interested in a group volunteer activity, contact Kathryn.

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations:

We will resume volunteer orientations in 2019. Check back for specific dates.

Ready to Volunteer?

Fill out our volunteer interest form and a staff member will be in touch soon!