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NORTHWEST ASSISTANCE MINISTRIES

What Is It?: A nonprofit social service agency that “strives to supply basic human needs through neighbors helping neighbors“; programs include a children’s clinic, Meals on Wheels, a food pantry, senior services, emergency aid, and more.

 

Help Needed: Assist at the food pantry, children’s clinic, or resale shops, or with holiday or back-to-school events, or collect needed supplies.

 

Minimum Age to Volunteer: 16. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Help Needed

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HELP AT FOOD PANTRY

Sort and stock food, and assist clients. Currently volunteers are needed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, mornings and afternoons.

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HELP AT CHILDREN’S CLINIC

Translate for Spanish-speaking clients, file and shred documents, help with data entry and other tasks.

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HELP AT THE RESALE STORE

Sort, tag, and hang clothes; create displays; and greet customers at the Treasures from the Heart resale store.

Volunteers in our Resale Store must be 18 or older to volunteer independently of a parent or guardian

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HELP WITH TOYS, FOOD, SCHOOL SUPPLIES

NAM delivers toys and food to about 1,000 families each holiday season, and also provides school supplies in August.  It seeks donations of new, unwrapped toys for boys or girls (ages 8 through 12 are especially needed) or non-perishable foods (a detailed list is available at www.namonline.org).  Volunteers may also be needed to help distribute the items.

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COLLECT NEEDED SUPPLIES

NAM always welcome donations of needed supplies for its programs, including groceries, toiletry baskets, birthday bags for children and teens, move-in supplies for housing assistance clients, and more.

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