Now recruiting for fall 2023 volunteer opportunities!
Sand Point Housing is looking for volunteers interested in working with youth through various activity groups.
About Sand Point Family Housing
Our Sand Point Housing campus provides affordable permanent housing and onsite support services for formerly unhoused families and individuals. The stunning campus, located in Seattle’s Magnuson Park near Lake Washington, is on former U.S. Navy property. It includes historic renovated buildings and new construction totaling 175 townhomes and apartments. Since 1999, more than 3,000 people have stayed at Sand Point Housing in their journey from homelessness to stability. Today, nearly 500 people (including almost 200 children and youth) live in a thriving community with onsite support services at Sand Point.
After-school Activity Lead
Volunteers will engage with children and youth in Sand Point Housing’s Children’s Program through a variety of after-school programing, usually in the evenings. Activities can range from music lessons, board games, gardening, and outdoor play to STEM workshops, college readiness, and career preparation. Bring us your skills and ideas – Solid Ground Staff will vet them with youth! Activities occur under the guidance of a Children’s Group Specialist staff member.
Activity Leads are needed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 4:30-6pm. Volunteers are encouraged to commit to a regular weekly schedule of 1-2 hours for the whole school year.
- Willingness and ability to work with children and families from a variety of racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds, with various lifestyles, sexual orientations, and of all ages.
- Ability to work effectively with children in group and individual settings.
- Ability to be nonjudgmental, positive, respectful, creative, consistent, and flexible.
- Have problem-solving skills to manage issues or behaviors that may arise.
- Must have strong human relations skills to work effectively with a diverse team of staff and participants.
- Experience working in the educational, social, and human services fields is a plus but not required.