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Lake City Food Bank Volunteer

BHZC Member Meg Guilland is volunteering with the AQUA Food Bank at 12736  33rd Ave NE in Seattle.

Volunteers helping in this position will work directly with our neighbors to pack foods that match their needs. Volunteers will take down any dietary restrictions and then select appropriate foods from several stations to create a bountiful box designed to last the family for an entire week.

You can expect to serve with 18-20 other volunteers though many volunteers will be placed with a partner to help expedite filling orders. Please show up on time and sign in at the door. We keep volunteer crews small to help with social distancing but that means we count on everyone to show up for their shift and be on time.

A few extra points: At this time, we are asking that anyone exhibiting symptoms of a cold or virus within the last two weeks, such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, to not come in. We will happily provide masks and gloves for volunteers if you do not have one! Lastly, please wear closed-toe shoes and warm clothing as our warehouse is not climate-controlled environment.

You can sign up for any number or date of shifts.  Meg invites you to join her on
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and says, “I’m also able to go on Saturdays. Since those are more popular, I don’t sign up for them unless someone else I know would like company. (Let me know!)”

To sign up, contact the volunteer coordinator Lara-Ashley Monroe at volunteers@northhelpline.org

More information is available at http://www.northhelpline.org/get-involved/donate-time-temporary-covid/

or contact Meg by email at megatlakeforestpark@gmail.com, or by text at (206) 612-7161.

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Volunteering in Hospice Care

BHZC Member Glenda Guinn-Gilles has volunteered for nearly 10 years at the Wockner Hospice Center associated with EvergreenHealth.  “It continues to teach me so much about being present and how to open my heart and dwell in the silence,” she says.   “I would be happy to answer any questions from a volunteer perspective. I have volunteered in the field providing respite for family caregivers, I currently sub at the reception desk at the hospice center, I make weekly Tuck In calls to say hello to my list of patients and loved ones and to see if they need anything prior to the weekend. I also sing in the Evergreen Threshold Singers which rehearses and sings weekly at the hospice center. There are even more ways to volunteer with intense patient contact to positions with no patient contact.”

From the EvergreenHealth website: Volunteers are integral members of the hospice care team and help support patients and their families. Our specially trained volunteers assist staff and welcome guests at the hospice care center in Kirkland and visit patients who live at home or in facilities in communities throughout King and Snohomish Counties.
What would you do as a hospice volunteer? Hold a hand, watch television, listen to music or sing old songs, cook a meal, do some light housekeeping, listen to someone’s life story, run errands, go for a walk or wheelchair stroll, give an exhausted caregiver a short break. It’s the simple act of just showing up that can make a difference.
Volunteers are trained and supported by the volunteer coordinators and the hospice team.

Trainings are available this year on : May 29 and June 6, August 7 and 21, and October 16 and 23.  Times are arrangable.
Location:  Gene & Irene Wockner Hospice Center
12822  124th Lane NE
Kirkland, WA 98034

The frequency of volunteering activity can be arranged.

More information is available at https://www.evergreenhealth.com/volunteer-info?fbclid=IwAR05NALGAw3wAN-UtBzbOKTYa6Rf6SuBuVTLGrRwql-gQacPBQX5qHhw9FQ

or contact Glenda by email at gggilles@comcast.net, or by text at (206) 372-0554

Volunteering in Hospice Care2019-03-30T09:37:34-07:00
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