"Be a participant, not just an observer": Volunteering at AM

“Be a participant, not just an observer,” urged Carol Mitchell, host of the City of Tacoma’s CityLine talk show, to her viewing audience on May 15, 2014. That day, two Associated Ministries’ staffers, Amy Allison, Director of Community Mobilization, and Wendy Morris, Volunteer Coordinator, appeared on the show to talk about important–and FUN–volunteer opportunities at AM. View the final 15 minutes for their segment.

Amy and Wendy highlighted the following ways to get involved:

•  Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful, now entering its 30th year of painting houses for low-income homeowners in Tacoma and other areas of Pierce County. Volunteer groups and individuals are needed to paint 40 houses in Tacoma and 10 in Lakewood this summer. Volunteers may also serve in other capacities, such as bringing snacks and refreshments to paint crews, delivering supplies, or taking before and after photos.

•  Hunger Walk, AM’s annual event to raise funds for the Emergency Food Network and other hunger relief programs. Volunteers are needed over the next several months to help plan the October 5, 2014 event; to provide set-up, clean-up, registration, and many other tasks on the day of the Hunger Walk; and to help with record-keeping following the event.

•  Family Support Teams, small groups of 3 to 6 individuals who serve as mentors to families transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing. Caring individuals or groups are needed to walk alongside these families to help them maintain stable housing and thrive.

To learn more about how you can participate in these or other volunteer opportunities, watch the video (last segment), click here, or contact:

Wendy Morris, Volunteer Coordinator
(253) 383-3056, ext 117

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