1,300 volunteers will perform day of service in Seattle; Brandon Street Natural Area will get some attention
You can register for Seattle Works Day on May 19
Did you know that 1,300 volunteers will donate over 4,500 hours of service on May 19 for Seattle Works Day, organized by the local nonprofit Seattle Works? Over 34 different service projects will be happening simultaneously throughout Seattle from noon to 3:30pm.
West Seattle will be hosting one such service project with King Conservation District at the Brandon Street Natural Area. Volunteers will be working to spread mulch to help increase soil moisture and repress weeds from growing. Volunteers will also help to maintain previously planted areas by removing any invasive species that have started to grow back.
Volunteers can participate in a number of ways, including putting together their own teams of friends and colleagues. Teams are also sponsored through local companies such as Accenture, Boeing, FedEx and Microsoft. Individuals can also sign up to join a public team and volunteer alongside likeminded individuals. Team sizes range anywhere from 5 to 250+ members.
Following the service projects, volunteers converge at Seattle Center for an after party hosted by Seattle Works.
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!
About Seattle Works
Seattle Works is a nonprofit organization that connects volunteers, develops emerging leaders and inspires dialogue to provide a thriving community of actively engaged individuals. From one-time service projects to bard training to election trivia nights, we’re here to connect people – on Seattle Works Day and all year long. Learn more at www.seattleworks.org.