1,300 volunteers will donate over 4,500 hours of service to at least 3 different service projects on May 19 for Seattle Works Day. Organized by the local nonprofit Seattle Works, the projects will be happening simultaneously throughout Seattle from noon to 3:30pm. The “Public Team” (which is open to anyone who wants to join it), will be working with Seattle Public Schools at B.F. Day Elementary School to begin the process for future renovation of the exterior grounds and play areas. Teams will work to remove invasive vegetation from the grounds, and open up site-lines. Jobs will include painting equipment, general clean-up,and helping with other volunteer activities that day.
You can sign up for the public team, or start your own team of friends and colleagues. Team sizes range from 5 to 250+ members. After an afternoon of doing good, volunteers are invited to meet up at Seattle Center for the after party hosted by Seattle Works.
Bevin Wong of Seattle Works says “Last year, 81% of participants said they were inspired to do more in the community as a result of Seattle Works Day. It may just be one day, but it does make an impact – and you can be part of that!” Seattle Works is still accepting teams and individual volunteers. Please visit www.seattleworks.com/signup or contact Bevin Wong (206.324.0808 x6 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to get involved!