Washington Service Corps

Category: Stories of Service


On the road to healing

Story of service submitted by WSC AmeriCorps member Caitlyn Baird, who just recently completed her 2017-18 term of service.   Take a deep breath, feel your body relax, and begin to dance with your partner, the horse. These words echo…

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Reflecting on a Year Gone By

Story of service submitted by WSC AmeriCorps member Kathleen McKeegan, who just recently completed her 2017-18 term of service.   My name is Kathleen McKeegan and I am an AmeriCorps Washington Service Corps member serving at NOAA’s Olympic Coast National…

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That’s Just Life (and Service) in the PNW

The gloom of the Pacific Northwest, although often portrayed with a whiff of romanticism, creates an assumption that its inhabitants can often emulate this gray way of living. Residing in Florida most of my life, I believed that a place…

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The Impact a Volunteer Can Make

My name is Heather, and I’m a Washington Service Corps AmeriCorps member serving with the American Red Cross as a Volunteer Services Coordinator. More than 80% of individuals at American Red Cross are volunteers – individual citizens taking time out…

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The Battle Against Insecurity

Submitted by WSC AmeriCorps member Sara Seelmeyer, United Way of King County My name is Sara, and I’m an AmeriCorps member serving at United Way of King County through the Washington Service Corps. One in five children in King County are…

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The AmeriCorps Effect

Submitted by WSC AmeriCorps alum Madison Baril, who served with Federal Way Public Schools 2015-16. I want to start by saying that this year has meant so much to me. The connections I’ve made this year have been monumental in my…

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The Great Flounder Dilemma

The starry flounder wouldn’t eat. Over the preceding week, I’d tried nearly everything. He turned up his nose at krill, herring, clams, shrimp, and geoduck. If he didn’t eat soon, I was going to have to release him back into…

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More Spinach, Please!

My name is Katherine Globerson and I am a Washington Service Corps Food Educator with Common Threads Farm in Bellingham. As part of my service, for the past six weeks we have been running an after-school cooking club program to…

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A Day in the Life of a Tutor

Submitted by Bryce Bateman in 2013, while serving with Federal Way Public Schools. Bryce is now serving as WSC’s AmeriCorps Leader, providing support to almost 600 WSC AmeriCorps members statewide. Before I began my position as an AmeriCorps tutor in…

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Fighting Hunger and Isolation in Rainier Valley

Story submitted by WSC AmeriCorps member Mary Kate Cartmill, serving at Rainier Valley Food Bank   Food insecurity. Food justice. Food access. These terms were introduced to me in a humanities class in college four years ago. Our conversations about…

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