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Logging Volunteer Hours

Why log hours?


Your volunteer hours help fund refugee resettlement resources! Through a government matching grant, volunteer hours are valued at up to $31.80 per hour. Those funds are funneled back into our early employment program to help newcomers find jobs in their new community in western Washington. When you log your hours each time you volunteer, it truly makes a difference.





ESL Tutoring & Family Literacy

ESL Tutoring

  • Reviewed grocery store list and new food names with Tatiana Proza
  • Practiced activity and reviewed assignment from English class lesson with Sasha Proza

Family Support Volunteers

Youth Education

  • Helped siblings Brahim, Soufiane, Farah, and Lena Hassan with homework, played new numbers game, and chatted with mom about school supply needs

Summer Academy

Youth Education

  • Assisted with leading group activity during Week 1 of Summer Camp
  • Chaperoned Friday field trip to Point Defiance Zoo

Refugee Youth Mentor Program

Youth Mentoring

  • Worked with Abdul Mohammad on resume writing and requesting letters of recommendation from professors

Post-Release Welcome RV

Client Care

  • Welcomed and greeted detainees released from the detention center, passed out water and snacks
  • Contacted detainee's family members, helped book flights for next weekend

Post-Release Transportation

Client Care

  • Drove Igor Amelina to the airport
  • Drove Fatima Ali to host home

Post-Release Weekend Host Team (church group)

Client Care

  • Helped Alberto Castillo check-in to hotel, printed out flight tickets, and drove to bus station the next morning

Post-Release On-Call Host Home

Client Care

  • Picked Nikita & Ana up from the Welcome RV on Friday evening, gave them a tour of the home, shared dinner and helped them contact their family in California
  • Drove Nikita & Ana to the airport on Monday morning

Host Home (not connected to Post-Release)

Community Orientation (time spent with guests)

Apartment Set Up  (preparing for guests)

Building Repair (maintenance needed due to hosting guests)

  • Gave home tour to Shevchenko Family, shared dinner, practiced English names for household items and labeled kitchen items in English and Ukrainian
  • Took the bus to the grocery store and helped Mikola & Lida Shevchenko activate EBT card

Host Home Supporter

Client Care

  • Walked with Ahmad Zeer and the kids to the library. We discussed free computer usage and I showed him how to access email on the library computer. 

Cultural Companion

ESL Tutoring (virtual)

Community Orientation (outside home)

  • Practiced English greetings with Ahmed and talked about cultural norms in Afghanistan vs. U.S.
  • Showed Alejandro how to use an Orca card and practiced taking the bus from his home to the WR office

Digital Literacy Tutoring

Tech Support

  • Worked with Sergey and Pavlo to set up new laptops and navigate basic features of Windows 10

Special Event

Special Event

  • Helped pass out food vouchers at Hillside Church


  • Stuffing mailings/Christmas cards
  • Sorting donations
  • Assembling welcome kits

Office Help

  • Helped stuff 500 envelopes with Executive Summary mailing
  • Addressed 300 Christmas cards
  • Sorted clothes donations according to size
  • Assembled welcome kits with church group after morning service

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