Open Lab Assistant (Morning, Afternoon or Saturdays, 1 to 3 shifts/week)
The Technology Center at Rainier Vista is looking for volunteers to assist once or twice a week during open lab shifts: morning (10 – 12 PM) or afternoon (3 – 5 PM), or some Saturdays 11AM-5PM (or any portion of that time). Volunteers in the technology center during open lab will assist lab staff in creating a welcoming and supportive environment for participants of all ages and cultures. Volunteers may help students in the computer lab with homework, help adults with learning the basics of computers, navigating online job applications and other computer related tasks. Volunteers will also assist in enforcing operating procedures and rules with youth, adults, programs and the larger community.
Drop-in Basic Computer Skills Instruction Assistant (Schedule TBA)
The technology center will start drop-in basic computer skills class in early July. These classes are flexible in their content but seek to introduce computer lab patrons to different functions of computers. Due to the expected, varied skill levels of students in this class, we are hoping to recruit 2-3 volunteers to provide one-on-one assistance to students.
Basic Computer Workshop Assistant (1 Wednesday a month 9 – 1:30 PM)
The Technology Center at Rainier Vista is looking for volunteers to assist during monthly basic computer workshops. They are scheduled for June 22nd and July 20th from 9 am to 1:30 pm. Volunteers will assist staff with a class of 13-15 students with varying levels of computer and English skills. This four hour workshop will introduce basic computer terminology, navigation, internet skills, navigating a website to sign up for future classes, and signing up for and use an email account. Great for a volunteer who wants to help in the technology center, but can only commit to one or two days a month, and is available or can be available daytime Wednesday 8:45 until 1:30 PM.
Summer Lunch Program (Flexible, offered M-F 12 to 1, starting at the end of June)
Come and help distribute, and monitor summer lunches. The Neighborhood House will be a distribution point for USDA’s summer lunches Monday through Friday from 12 to 1.
Community Kitchen (Second Friday of every month, 11- 1 PM)
The Rainier Vista Community Kitchen is starting again this summer! We are hoping to get more community members involved in this great, community gathering, once a month. Second Friday of every month, starting in June 10th (11 – 1 PM), July and August at Providence Gamlin House.
How to apply
To get started in the technology center please contact Heidi Viets, heidiv(at)nhwa(dot)org or (206) 461-4568 ex 202
For the Community Kitchen or Summer lunches contact Kate Farmer, katef(at)nhwa(dot)org or (206) 461-4568 ext. 211