Volunteers Needed: Many options available to Kirklanders looking to help

 

[box type="tick" style="rounded" border="full"] KUDOS KIRKLAND CLEAN UP DOWNTOWN THURSDAY 8AM This week we will return to downtown and focus on litter/debris removal on Lake St. S. and Kirkland Ave. We will meet outside Starbucks on Park Lane at 8AM. I look forward to seeing you there!

Would you like to see a volunteer effort to spruce up your block or in your neighborhood? We're here to help. Join us at one of our weekly cleanup events. Contact us by email or learn more about stewards of our community at http://kudoskirkland.com[/box]

The following volunteer options are presented by the City of Kirkland:

INCREASE AWARENESS OF RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERSHIP

Attend local events and hand out information on pet licensing, emergency preparedness for pets, and the environmental impacts of pet waste. The focus is on the Wednesday and Friday farmer’s markets.  The ideal candidate would be good with the public, responsible, self motivated, and willing to make a 6 month commitment. Interested?  Contact Julie Huffman at jhuffman@kirklandwa.gov or 425-587-3012.

 

WALK YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL DAY

Help the City of Kirkland work together with local elementary schools to organize Walk Your Child to School Day October 5th.  Start the planning now for this event that raises awareness about pedestrian safety and healthy habits.  Find out  more at www.walktoschool.org  The ideal volunteer would be a self starter who is organized and likes kids and people. Contact Julie Huffman at jhuffman@kirklandwa.gov or 425-587-3012.

 

DOWNTOWN PARKING SURVEY

We need your help handing out a survey that citizens can fill out and mail in to us to improve downtown parking.  If you have a few hours available, please come down and help us out.  Dress for the weather as you will be either in a parking lot or park in the downtown area.

 

Shifts available:

8/18, 9/13, 9/15

8:30-10:30am, 11:30-1:30, 5:30-730pm

 

Contact: Tami White at  twhite@kirklandwa.gov or 425-587-3871

 

BIKE & PEDESTRIAN COUNT PROJECT

If you can count, you can help us out with this study!  See how Kirkland measures up to other cities on the number of bicycle and pedestrian commuters.  Volunteers will be outside in the weather, or watching from their cars.

 

September 27, 28, 29

7-9am & 4-6pm shifts available

Contact: Julie Huffman at jhuffman@kirklandwa.gov or 425-587-3012

 

COMMUNITY SERVE DAY

14 churches and groups will be working with 14 different elementary schools in the Northshore and Lake Washington School Districts to help them get ready for the school year.  This is not a city-sponsored event.

August 27th

9am-1pm BBQ to follow

Contact: Kate Jones at katej@nsb.org or 425 821-5252

 

KITH SEEKING REPAIRMAN

Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing has an immediate and pressing need for help with small repairs needed at one of their transitional housing units. If you can help them out, please contact volunteer@kithcares.org or call 425-576-9531.