Looking to Make a Difference in Northeast Seattle?
NEST volunteers provide the extra helping hands and the neighborly support that make it easier and safer for our Northeast Seattle neighbors to stay in their homes as they age. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, it’s no secret that the aging population is among the highest-risk. NEST could not function without the kind-hearted volunteers that make everything possible and we would be so honored to count you among our force. NEST is also seeking volunteers to join our Board of Directors, and several of our Board committees (need not be a Board member to serve on these committees). If you are interested in committees or our Board of Directors, please contact the office or fill out our Board Member Interest Form here.
“Volunteering with NEST has made me feel more connected with my community and essentially helpful in real, meaningful ways. I know that I make a difference when I drive, assist, or visit with members, because they tell me!” – Chad J.
Volunteers are needed to:
- Provide transportation when needed and when it is safe for all parties.
- Help in the garden or yard to give yourself some outdoor time and keep a member’s view beautiful.
- Deliver groceries to a member’s porch.
- Walk with members — social distancing rules recommend a six-foot space between any two people, but that doesn’t mean you couldn’t enjoy a lovely walk with one of our members while still keeping everyone safe! Sunlight is important and time outside could help raise spirits right now.
You choose what kind of volunteer work you’d like to do. Depending on your interests and availability, volunteering can be something you do regularly each week, a one time gig, or something in between. We are now offering online Volunteer orientations and we are doing everything we can to shorten the application process. We have earned the trust of our members and community by maintaining these protocols and even in this uncertain time, we are doing everything we can to honor that trust.