Beyond shelter

My name is Sara and I have been serving with The Women’s Hearth Transitions. We are typically a drop in center for women who are low income or experiencing homelessness. Now that we are living in this time of covid, things have shifted for me in how I am able to serve. The Women’s Hearth […]

Physical and social wellness

Time has just flown by; I can’t believe I will be entering 4th quarter of my second year at the City of Ellensburg’s Adult Activity Center (AAC). We have accomplished so much but there is so much more to do. In addition to teaching computer skills, SAIL and participating in Tia Chi, I have been […]

AmeriCorps collaborations

My name is Michael, and I am serving with the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust as their Restoration Associate. During my term of service, I have done many projects and volunteer events that contribute to steward the Greenway. My fellow WSC team members and I had the opportunity to learn how to use a chainsaw […]

Wildlife ed. for all ages

My name is Matthew and I am serving as the Slater Museum of Natural History’s Education and Outreach Coordinator. I travel around Tacoma to present Nature in the Classroom lessons to mostly 4th and 5th grade students. These lessons give students the opportunity to get their hands on museum specimens, learn biological concepts, and practice […]

Establishing native plants

My name is Tori and I am serving with AmeriCorps as the Stewardship Event Coordinator at Skagit Land Trust in Mount Vernon, Washington. For my position, I organize and lead work parties to enhance at risk ecosystems and to engage community members in stewardship work while reconnecting them with their local environment. I also perform […]

Outdoor learning

My name is Victoria and I’m a Washington Reading Corps Tutor serving with Tiny Trees, an outdoor preschool based out of Seattle. My classroom’s location in Carkeek Park gives us a unique space with access to the Puget Sound, streams, wetlands, and forest, and it’s in a patch of this forest where I teach 100% […]

Expanding choices

Getting older isn’t easy. With age comes strain and difficulty doing basic things without assistance. Among the basic things includes choosing what to eat. At some point, limited choice becomes commonplace. As a member serving in Spokane, Washington, our efforts aim to expand choice and accompany aging individuals through weekly meals. My name is April, […]

Environmental collaborations

My name is Miguel, and I have been serving with the YMCA Earth Service Corps for roughly 7 months now. Earth Service Corps mainly operates in partnership with public schools in the greater Seattle area to provide resources, education, and leadership development to local youth that want to make environmental change in their communities. While […]

Focusing on emotional health

My name is Hannah, and I’m an AmeriCorps member serving at Davis Elementary in College Place, Washington. At Davis, my primary task is to staff the “Focus Room”, a room in the school’s office where students can go if they need to emotionally process something that’s going on in their life. Some students have “regular […]

Teamwork

My name is Ash, and I serve as the Neighborhood Trees Coordinator for the City of Vancouver’s Urban Forestry department. Vancouver has only 18% tree canopy in our city, well below the recommended 40% for a city in Washington. Vancouver Urban Forestry works to increase our urban forest canopy coverage by planting and caring for […]