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Shanti - Emotional Support volunteers play an invaluable role in the lives of people with life-threatening illnesses by supporting them in a compassionate and respectful manner. We look for people who can listen well, who can build a relationship based on equality, and who can set aside their own expectations when with a client. Most clients and volunteers meet once a week for 2-3 hours, sometimes at the client's home, at times out at a cafe or park, wherever the two feel comfortable. Volunteers attend a four-day training and are asked to make a one-year commitment. Please call Cherie at (206) 324-1520 x229 or email cherie@rosehedge.org for more information.

ElderFriends is a volunteer-based program run by Full Life Care that provides companionship, outreach, and advocacy services to isolated older adults throughout Seattle and King County. Volunteers make a commitment to visit with one elder friend a minimum of 2-3 times monthly for a year. These regular friendly visits help relieve isolation and loneliness, ensuring that elders receive needed social and emotional support. Get involved by becoming a volunteer today! For more information contact Ginger Seybold at (206) 224-3790 or gingers@fulllifecare.org.

The High Point YMCA has many opportunities for you to volunteer with youth and teens. Programs offered include Sports & Recreation (basketball, soccer, weight training, ETC.), Arts (music, recording, dance, African drumming, digital photography), Computers (training and maintenance), Tutoring and Mentoring, and basic Drop-In Program supervision. Whatever your training or desire, they have a position that will fulfill your needs and enrich your life, as well as the lives of youth and teens in one of the lowest-income housing projects in the Seattle area. You will feel the immediate impact you will have on some great kids who need positive adult role models. For more information, please contact Jason Parker at HPVolunteer@hp.seattleymca.org or (206) 937-1936.

Youth Volunteer Corps of King County (YVC) is a program of Camp Fire USA, engages youth ages 11-18 around King County in community service projects that are educational, fun, free, and beneficial to the community, such as tutoring, assisting the elderly, trail maintenance, mural painting, web design, event planning, and native habitat restoration. Youth learn to work as a team, learn job skills and leadership, and give back to their community, while planning, doing, and evaluating their projects. YVC offers shorter projects during the school year, on weekends and school breaks, and longer intensive projects during the summer.

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