Unique Volunteer Opportunities Available from the City of Kirkland

The following is from the City of Kirkland:

The City of Kirkland needs your help!  We have 2 unique volunteer opportunities we are currently recruiting for:

HELP KIRKLAND MEASURE UP ON NON-MOTORIZED COMMUTING(ONE-TIME VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

If you can count, you can help us out in this study to see how Kirkland measures up to other cities on the number of bicycle and pedestrian commuters.

Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, October 5-7

Times: 7-9am or 4-6pm

Where: Designated sites in Kirkland

Please plan to be prepared for the weather, as your station will be outdoors.  Adults only, please.  For more information, contact Julie Huffman at jhuffman@ci.kirkland.wa.us or 425-587-3012, or apply at this link:http://www.ci.kirkland.wa.us/depart/CMO/Volunteering/volapp_OneTime.htm.

DOMESTIC ABUSE RESPONSE TEAM (ON-GOING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

The Kirkland Police Department is recruiting volunteers for their Domestic Abuse Response Team.  The DART program is a partnership between local law enforcement and the community to address and prevent domestic violence.

Are you someone who enjoys helping others?  Do other people tend to come to you with their problems?  Then this position might be for you!  We are seeking people who are patient, non-judgmental, have great communication skills, and can remain calm and focused in a crisis situation.

If that sounds like you, or if you know anyone who would be interested, please review the information at this link:http://www.ci.kirkland.wa.us/Assets/CMO/CMO+PDFs/Recruit+DART_2011.pdf.

Training will be provided to ensure that you have all the tools necessary for this challenging position—no previous knowledge or experience required.  Volunteers are needed weekday and weekend evenings, a minimum of 1 shift and 1 meeting per month, for a minimum of one year.  Training will occur in early 2011, but recruitment starts now!

If you have any questions, please call Julie Huffman at 425-587-3012 or e-mail jhuffman@ci.kirkland.wa.us.  To apply please print and complete the application found at this link: http://www.ci.kirkland.wa.us/Assets/CMO/CMO+PDFs/DART+Application.pdf.

To view all volunteer opportunities, visit the City’s website:   www.ci.kirkland.wa.us/volunteer/

Julie Huffman

City Manager's Office

City of Kirkland | 123 5th Avenue | Kirkland, WA 98033

425-587-3012

www.ci.kirkland.wa.us