Summer is here and it's always a crazy time for us at B&R. If you've got some spare time, think about spending a few hours of it with us. We've got lots of volunteer opportunities, from outreach to fundraising to providing hospitality at our advocacy center. If you're interested, just give us a call at 360.359.3293.
Hope to hear from you soon!
What You Got?! Fest?! is THIS weekend!
What You Got?! youth arts festival happening this weekend at the Capitol Theater. WYG provides an annual space for youth to showcase their creativity through talents in music, film, spoken word and visual art at a local level in the form of a weekend festival.
This year's fest is happening this coming Friday and Saturday and will feature awesome workshops by people from Food Not Bombs, Stonewall Youth Speaker's Bureau, Teen Council, and the Film Ranch. We'll be screening films by YAYA Media, Ittai Orr, The Seattle Girl's School, and more. Both nights will feature great band lineups with bands like The Vintage Valkyries, The Numbzkullz, Hi-Five, DEK, Anna Bri, Moon Runners, and more!
It's going to be an awesome fest! Tickets will be on sale at the Theater box office, and they'll cost $5 per day, or you can get a full fest pass for $8. Even better, you can get a full fest pass FREE when you put in two hours of volunteer work! To get signed up for volunteer shifts, contact Maxine Peabody at (360) 701-1330 or sign up at the Capitol Theater!
Beginning June 1st, Bread and Roses is joining forces with Capital Clubhouse in order to expand the reach and effectiveness of the Bread and Roses Mail and Vouchers Program. For nearly five years now, B&R has been providing the homeless and low income of Thurston County with mail service, laundry vouchers, and shower vouchers. As the economy worsens and times get tougher, the needs have quickly outgrown our small advocacy center. To combat this we are teaming up with, and moving those services to, Capital Clubhouse, which is located in a large building on the corner of Cherry and 7th in downtown Olympia.
We're looking for volunteers to help us make this transition a smooth one by helping people with change of address forms and by staffing the voucher desk at the new location, which will consist of handing out mail, laundry vouchers, and showers vouchers. It's a very easy way to be involved, help people, and make new friends in the process.
If interested, please call Rob Richards at 360.359.3293.
Volunteer at The ReStore, South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity's new and used building supply store. All proceeds from the ReStore go to Habitat for Humanity. Last year we diverted over 150 tons of usable items from Thurston Co.landfills. If you volunteer more then 20 hours you get 50% off on your purchases.
* Doing pick-ups
* Accepting donations
* Customer Service
* Cleaning and organizing
We need all the help we can get, call, click, email or visit with questions Alex Bertolucci 210 Thurston Ave NE Olympia, WA 98501, Phone: 360-956-3456, www.spshabitat.org
NO IVY DAY AT PRIEST POINT PARK
Olympia Volunteers in Parks is sponsoring an English Ivy removal party at Priest Point Park on Saturday, April 26 from 10am till 1 pm. Join us for this fun, pre-Procession of the Species event and help preserve and restore the forest and shoreline of beautiful Priest Point Park. Meet at Shelter #2 on the Westside of Priest Point Park. Parking is in designated spots only. Bring your favorite gloves and dress for the Weather. Snacks and tools will be provided. No need to RSVP. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Todd Smith (753-8365) with any questions.
C: Kendra, what are the opportunities available for those who want to volunteer to ticket at the Olympia Film
Kendra: Ticketers can volunteer Monday through Saturday, at 5:45 & 8:15 and Sundays at 1:45, 5:45, & 8:15 - Find an open shift on the volunteer signup sheet on the west wall of the Capitol Theater lobby. Sundays are often open, but we really also need help with ticketing at live events. There is a live events sign up in the lobby as well. Available positions are selling tickets and tearing tickets.
C: How much time should a prospective volunteer plan to set aside for each volunteer opportunity?
Kendra: One hour for regular film screenings, longer for live events (but then you get in for free!)
THE BIRTH ATTENDANTS would like to invite you:
April 19th from 3-6pm to an Prison Doula Project Orientation Workshop
and April 20th from 1-4pm to a Volunteer Training/Consensus Workshop
@ The Olympia Freeschool
610 Columbia Street, Olympia, WA 98501!!!
The Birth Attendants is a non-profit organization working to restore health and justice into communities in western Washington State.
Are you interested in:
The Reproductive Justice Network?
The Birth Attendants Is Seeking:
Volunteers to support community education and outreach projects and to participate in upcoming events:
Our community education project links our vital work inside prisons to the greater issues surrounding incarceration and works toward creating pathways of knowledge for western Washington communities about incarceration and its effects.