Community Engagement2021-03-25T19:48:03-07:00

Community Engagement

The direction of our Zen practice is two-fold: in every moment, wake up to present moment reality and help others.

Taking this practice off the cushion and into the community, our Community Engagement Group facilitates a variety of group volunteer activities.

We invite you to join us! How much more quickly and easily we clear a forest walk of invasive blackberries and ivy than one person working alone! How much more fun it is to feed a group of teenagers together than alone!

When we act together and bring our collective energy, compassion and wisdom to the task at hand, we are more than the sum of the parts. We become intimate with our community. And as we help each other, we help everyone.

If you’d like to stay informed about volunteer activities at Blue Heron via email, sign up for our Activity Notification List.

If you’re a member and would like to suggest an activity, please let us know.

Scheduled Activities

We invite you to join us for any of these volunteer activities: 

Past Activity Reports

Non-Food Essentials Drive, March 14

Neighborhood Cleanup, February 27, 2021

Neighborhood Cleanup, January 19, 2020

YouthCare Christmas Brunch, December 25, 2019

Volunteer Opportunities

This bulletin board allows members to invite you to join them in volunteer activities that they personally support. 

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 [...]

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.   [...]

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