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Music Minister Needed
Please reply to email@example.com
- Experience in leading a small Christian community in sacred music on Sunday mornings and at other times of the church year
- Accomplished keyboard or guitar skills
- Demonstrated interest in music ministry
- Fee commensurate with expertise and vetted references.
LGBT Caregiver Support Group
Are you primary caregiver for your ill or disabled partner?
You need support and your community wants to offer support.
Come together to talk with other LGBT caregivers who need a space to get support. Two community professionals will facilitate the group.
2nd Thursday of the month
6:30pm-8:00pm (Begins Feb 9)
Olympia Community Center
222 Columbia St. downtown Olympia
Plenty of parking
For more information call Annie 491-8943
Supported by SAGE Olympia, supporting GLBT elders in the greater Olympia area. www.sageolympia.org
SAGE Olympia, PO Box 7221, Olympia, WA 98501
Folding Chairs Needed
The Nalanda Institute, Center for Buddhist Study and Meditation, and a long time Interfaith Works member, is moving its meditation practices and teachings to a new home. Does your organization or faith community have surplus folding chairs they would be willing to donate? Nalanda could use up to 30 folding chairs, cushioned ones are preferable. Contact Bob Saunders at (360) 402-6815 (or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you might be able to help.
Nalanda is a fairly small Tibetan Buddhist meditation center headed by Geshe Jamyang Tsultrim. They have been meeting for 15 or more years at the Vietnamese Temple on Wilson Street. They recently bought property of their own at 1620 Fourth Avenue and will start using it (after much remodeling) on Nov 3. Note, although many people use cushions for meditation, some sit in chairs; and when we have teachings or lessons, chairs are usually used. Thank you.
For more information about the Nalanda Institute, visit www.nalandaolywa.org
Crime Victims Advocacy Network (CVAN)
We are a community-based, not-for-profit agency and we have been serving Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties since May 2006. Our services are free and confidential. Residency status is not a consideration for eligibility and interpreter services are available. Crime victims are not required to report to law enforcement to be eligible.
Advocacy is usually associated with services for victims of domestic violence and/or sexual abuse. However, federal funding has recently been made available for services to victims of robbery, assault, burglary, DUI/DWI injuries, vehicular assault, identity theft, hate crimes and survivors of homicide victims, among others.
Our mission is to protect the rights and dignity of crime victims by providing support, information and advocacy in a compassionate, proactive and empowering manner. To that end, we provide a wide range of assistance:
- Crisis Intervention
- Information and Referral
- Legal Advocacy
- Community Education/Outreach
- Systems Advocacy
- Applying for Crime Victim Compensation
Beyond advocacy, we have also been undertaking community outreach as well as awareness-building concerning the rights of crime victims. This includes community presentations to service providers about our program.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of crime, we can help. Please feel free to contact our Advocates 24/7 at 1-866-711-2826.
For more information about our program and available services to crime victims, please visit our website at www.cvan11.org
see our flyer
Get Involved with GRuB (Garden-Raised Bounty)
Get a Garden That Gives Back
Get one of GRuB’s Kitchen Garden Project gardens for your very own while giving the gift of a garden to a local family in need! For just $750-$1000 ($250-500 is tax-deductible), Thurston & Mason County residents can purchase a Giving Garden to grow healthy food in their own backyards while a matching garden is built for a local low-income family.
Get Your Veggies from GRuB This Summer
Get your grub on this summer with some delicious GRuB veggies! Grown & harvested with love by our fabulous youth crew. For 15 weeks from early June to early September, members of our Cultivator CSA program can pick up a weekly share of healthy, local produce at the GRuB Farm and we'll also send good food home with youth in our Cultivating Youth program.
2011 Cultivating Youth Employment Program Institute
Learn the roots of a successful youth development model through the lens of our farm-based employment & education program!
This 3-day training institute in June will be a mixture of hands-on activities, teaching presentations, and group network & skill-sharing. Activities and workshops will be co-facilitated by our experienced youth and adult staff.
Join the GRuB Board
GRuB is seeking committed volunteers to join our Board of Directors to help guide GRuB's future and oversee all financial, fundraising and policy aspects of the organization.
Work and Learn at GRuB
GRuB is now accepting applications from Olympia High School students for our 2011/2012 GRuB School Program (summer employment and academic year school credit)! Applications will be accepted from April 4, 2011 - April 29, 2011.
Spring volunteer opportunities abound at GRuB! Join us on the farm during drop-in volunteer hours every Wednesday from 3-6 and Sunday from 1-4. Build a garden with the Kitchen Garden Project. Cook a healthy, farm-fresh meal with and for our youth crew.
For more information on these and other GRuB happenings, please visit http://www.goodgrub.org or
contact us at 360-753-5522 or email@example.com.
Know Someone Ready for Home Ownership?
Do you know a family who would benefit from the advantages of home ownership? Who is willing to work hard to make such a dream come true? Who has lived in or worked in Thurston County for at least a year? Perhaps it's your family. Or a good friend... a work associate... someone you've known for years or just recently met.
South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity is looking for families to complete their five home Shepherd's Grove development in Tumwater. With a begining build date of March, these families should contact Habitat immediately. Susan Newman, 360-956-3456, ext. 5 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, _http://spshabitat.org/partnerships
South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide, and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. SPS Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need.
ALL SOULS Writers Group
The ALL SOULS Writers Group has a sole purpose, to write poems and short prose, short stories and the like, etc. We meet on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. We have lively discussions and we read our work. Please feel free to call Logan Chrysler, 360-413-9145, or e-mail email@example.com.
Historic Church Building for Sale - 219 B St, Tumwater
- located in residential area
- 3,835 total square footage
- listed on National and State Registers of Historical Places
- see attached flyer for more details and photos
List Price: $349,950
Contact Windermere Real Estate
Don Grousta, 360-561-6350
Supporting global artisans - and local hunger relief
The Mission of SERRV
"Our mission is to eradicate poverty wherever it resides by providing opportunity and support to farmers and artisans worldwide." For 60 years SERRV has been providing opportunities for improving lives while preserving cultural richness and tradition.
Locally, Another Way...Fair Trade Gifts and Foods, offers a wide variety of SERRV products. Coffee, tea, chocolate, jewelry, bags, baskets, toys, musical instruments and much more are available at the Lacey Community Church. Staffed by church volunteers, the shop is open at LCC every Saturday from 10:00 am till 3:00 pm. In addition to supporting SERRV's mission all sales benefit local hunger relief. Stop in often to see what's new.
Fair Trade Gifts and Foods
Open Saturdays 10:00 – 3:00
Lacey Community Church
4501 19th Ave SE, Lacey
Olympia Friends Meeting would like to make available a Rally 4-wheel electric scooter on long-term loan, with no obligation other than normal care and maintenance. The scooter is 3 years old and in very good condition. Call Fran, 357-3334 or Dolly, 491-3998.
The Family Support Center Homeless Advocacy & Resources
The Family Support Center's Homeless Advocacy Manual is now available for download at: homelessadvocacy.wikispaces.com Feel free to download and print, and even personalize the manual for yourself or your agency. Also, the website will contain regular updates with new resources and strategies, etc... so stop by regularly!
Buddhist Meditation Group
The Thurston Insight Meditation Group holds a regular sitting group here in the Olympia area on Monday nights, 7-9pm. with teacher Jude Rozhon (see easeandjoy.com. Location: Quaker Meeting Hall (219 B St, Tumwater). Contact person: Annie Clay, 360-491-8943.
Beginner and experienced meditators welcome.
Thurston County Food Bank
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:00 – 3:00
2nd and 4th Wednesdays 5:00 – 7:00
Satellite locations and hours can be found on the Food Bank website: _http://www.thurstoncountyfoodbank.org
The Thurston County Food Bank has a monthly food program referred to as CSFP (Commodity Supplemental Food Program)
- for seniors age 60 and over in the Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Rainier communities.
- based on self declared income guideline.
- applications available at downtown Food Bank
- picture ID and proof of address with recent date such as mail or a bill must be presented when applying.
The Food Bank is happy to answer any and all questions that you may have. Call the number above Monday through Friday 8:30 to 3:30.
Mercy Housing Northwest
Evergreen Vista Apartments
Our Summer Lunch, Summer Program, and Homework Club need volunteers who can help supervise children and help them interact in the designated activity. During the school year we need people who are able to help tutor the children, as well.
Our Bike Club is also looking for volunteers to help manage and organize the children waiting for bikes, help with record-keeping/ note taking, and/or knowledge/ability to help the children fix their bikes.
If you would like to get involved, but have different interests, please do not hesitate to contact me as well!
Organist/pianist available at short notice for weddings, funerals, special occasions. If interested, please call Cynthia Rennie 360-259-6042 or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Interfaith Devotions
The Bahá'ís of Olympia offer devotional gatherings open to all faiths and belief systems each Sunday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at DeColores Bookstore (507 Washington St, downtown Olympia). This is a tranquil space and an opportunity to come together and share, pray, meditate, reflect or talk. For more information, please feel free to call Ruth Bush at 360-789-3513.
Give a monthly service for Mother Joseph residents
For more than 10 years several local faith communities have provided monthly worship services at Providence Mother Joseph Care Center (PMJCC) for our residents. We are in need of additional faith communities or their volunteers to provide a 30 minute service one Sunday each month. Generally, these services are held at 11:15 am, although 3:00 pm is also an option. Services can include music, scripture, and prayer. If you are interested in providing an occasional Sunday worship service, please contact Rev. David Bates, PMJCC Chaplain at 493-4918.
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Canopy for rent
Need a 10x10 portable canopy for an outdoor event? Rent it from Thurston County CROP Hunger Walk for $25. Call the Interfaith Works office at 357-7224.