Volunteer : Maintenance & Handiwork
The current pandemic has reminded us of the importance of personal connection, building community and neighbors helping neighbors, all while taking precautions to keep us all safe and healthy. Our COVID requirements for volunteers are evolving with CDC and King County guidelines.
At this time, all in-person volunteers with PNA senior and youth programs are still required to be fully vaccinated and boosted, and masked indoors, against COVID-19. Please check back frequently and read our current COVID-19 guidelines and protocols.
Thank you for your patience & understanding as we work to best serve our community safely.
Volunteer opportunities requiring tools & your skills (in alphabetical order):
Fix Children’s Books
Mend well-loved books from our afterschool program (with tape). We provide the books & the tape. You provide the attendtion to detail & dexterity. Flexible & ongoing.
We’re thrilled to have reopened our popular Tool Lending Library, and are continually working to ensure it is a safe and sustainable community space. The Tool Library is now open Fridays from 3 to 5 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 12 pm. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old, and submit our volunteer application, background check, confidentiality form and our Borrower Agreement. Commitment of 2.5 to 5 hours per month (1 to 2 shifts per month). Volunteer Tool Librarians may be eligible for free tool rentals.
We’re excited to have opened the Community Woodshop doors, and look forward to expanding our offerings and shop time as our volunteer team and demand grows. Volunteers must have experience with woodworking tools, and shop orientation provided, 6-month commitment requested. Woodshop volunteers may be eligible for free shop time. Learn more about our Woodshop.
Woodshop Volunteers must:
- be at least 18 years old
- be a current PNA member (join or renew here!)
- submit our volunteer application, background check and confidentiality form
- read & sign the liability waiver agreement and the code of conduct agreement (bring to class – forms also available in shop)
- attend Orientation to the Woodshop session (Free)
- attend & pass Introduction to Woodworking & Shop Safety Class (2-class series, $60)
Fix Broken Gadgets
Assist community members repair (or attempt to repair) their broken possessions with the PNA Fixers Collective. First Wednesday of the month, 5-7 pm.
PNA Village Handy Helpers
Perform basic home repairs and maintenance for seniors living in their homes. Background check required, and minimum 6-month commitment requested. Learn more about volunteering with the Village.
Clean & Organize Our Spaces
Help dust and clean our the Greenwood Senior Center, classroom materials at our childcare program, Whittier Kids, or scrub one of our kitchens. Either one time or regularly, individually or as a group. Want to learn more or sign up? Send an email.