2024 Day of Service May 18  

Our 2024 Day of Service will be May 18th so mark your calendars!

Save The Date 2024

18

May

Day Of Service 2024

Join us

Our Mission

What is Day of Service?

Each year we bring hundreds of volunteers together to help give back. The Day of Service began in 2012 as a way for Sammamish Hills Lutheran, to volunteer in the local area. It has grown to be a large interfaith and community event we plan to continue annually as a way to lift up those in need. We promise it will be a day that you will remember. Join us!

800+
Volunteers

For one day be a part of a movement with hundreds coming together to help the community. You'll leave changed for the better and with new friends.

22 Organizations Served

We work with groups that help in all walks of life from helping those transitioning out of homelessness, our elderly hoping to age in place, our military, and of course the environment.  You name it, we are happy to help.  

8 Cities

With so many different locations, we hope you can find one near you! From Sammamish to Seattle, Renton to Bellevue and everywhere in between.

32 Groups

In the past we’ve had 32 different faith based organization and community groups involved. Reach out to your community and help us get even more next year!

Countless Lives Changed

We can't measure this with an exact number but whether you are a volunteer or the recipient of our efforts, this event will have an everlasting impact on your life.

2,788 Hours

Pre-pandemic our event had over 2,700 hours of time worked by our amazing volunteers. That's over 3 1/2 months of time in one day!

Need a Reason?

Why You Should Join Us

Build Community

Get to know your neighbors while giving back. Meet like-minded people who want to make the world a better place.

Help People

Everyone needs help sometimes. You could be that helping hand that changes someone's world.

Have fun

Volunteering has both mental and physical health benefits, it boosts your mood and reduces stress!

Events

Our Events List
2023

12:00 pm

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2:00 pm

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May 6, 2023

Indoor
Outdoor
Kids
Teens
Seattle
Eastside
Pre/Post Day
South
I-90

Operation Gratitude for our Service Members

Join us as we work on 2 projects: Creating greeting cards that soldiers can use when they are writing to family members and friends and writing letters of appreciation that will be included in care packages sent to deployed soldiers.

10:00 am

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12:00 pm

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May 6, 2023

Indoor
Outdoor
Kids
Teens
Seattle
Eastside
Pre/Post Day
South
I-90

Habitat For Humanity Store

Habitat for Humanity Stores are the "green" way to shop. All items are donated and the proceeds support the continued building and repairs of homes for low income families in King County. Volunteers can help with everything from customer service and assistance, to cleaning, fixing and organizing donations. You can help load and unload if you are able, or help with their metal recycling program and social media postings.

10:00 am

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2:30 pm

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May 6, 2023

Indoor
Outdoor
Kids
Teens
Seattle
Eastside
Pre/Post Day
South
I-90

Tavon Center

Join us to help at Tavon Center! Tavon Learning Center provides programs that are focused in Social development, independent living, and community connection all designed for adults with intellectual and development disabilities to discover, learn and apply skills in real-life.

11:00 am

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3:00 pm

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May 6, 2023

Indoor
Outdoor
Kids
Teens
Seattle
Eastside
Pre/Post Day
South
I-90

Raven Rock Horse Therapy

Enjoy a Horse Therapy Demo then bring your weed wackers (First Shift only), chain saw (First Shift only), gravel spreading rakes, shovels and hand tools to help clean up the space.

9:15 am

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11:30 am

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May 6, 2023

Indoor
Outdoor
Kids
Teens
Seattle
Eastside
Pre/Post Day
South
I-90

Adopt a Road Sammamish

Help remove trash and debris from 228th Ave between NE 30th and 8th Streets and make our city a more beautiful trash free place.

9:00 am

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3:00 pm

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May 6, 2023

Indoor
Outdoor
Kids
Teens
Seattle
Eastside
Pre/Post Day
South
I-90

Eastside Friends of Seniors

Help our treasured elderly Sammamish neighbors enjoy a clean, tidy yard. This is a great event for individuals or families to come lend a helping hand.

9:00 am

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11:00 am

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May 6, 2023

Indoor
Outdoor
Kids
Teens
Seattle
Eastside
Pre/Post Day
South
I-90

Jubilee Reach Center

For this event, you will be working at their main building in Bellevue to clean up the grounds and make it look better after such a long winter! Tasks include raking and trimming foliage.

10:00 am

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2:30 pm

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May 6, 2023

Indoor
Outdoor
Kids
Teens
Seattle
Eastside
Pre/Post Day
South
I-90

Sammamish City Park

Help spread mulch to beautify Sammamish Parks.

10:00 am

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12:00 pm

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May 6, 2023

Indoor
Outdoor
Kids
Teens
Seattle
Eastside
Pre/Post Day
South
I-90

Acres of Diamonds

Help make Acres of Diamonds a safe and beautiful place to call home. Deep clean and organize the shared house. Give the yard a refresh.

9:30 am

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2:30 pm

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May 6, 2023

Indoor
Outdoor
Kids
Teens
Seattle
Eastside
Pre/Post Day
South
I-90

Songea Kids

Songea Kids supports orphans and vulnerable children in the poorest regions of Tanzania. Currently they are assisting 83 kids in the program. There is a child sponsorship program to make it possible for kids to live with extended families by providing funds for basic needs. Volunteer families are invited to come and write inspiring letters and or draw pictures for these children which will be hand delivered this August.

Other Ways to Help

Can't Make It?

Donate funds

Help us cover costs on some of our amazing projects with a monetary donation. It will be used for things like purchasing fabric for making blankets that we donate to organizations like Eastside Baby Corner or Lifewire.

Other Opportunities

Just because you can't join us day of, doesn't mean you can't be a part of Day of Service. We need help with tasks that happen before our event as well. Join us and get involved.

Share with Others

Tell your friends, coworkers, and family members - EVERYONE - about our event! Encourage them to like us on Facebook or volunteer their time. Word of mouth is a powerful tool to helping us accomplish our mission.

Testimonials

What people have said

Emily

We loved our experience serving breakfast. Thank you for putting it all together.

Aleta

What an amazing day yesterday was!! I cannot wait for 2023!

Anne Marie

Amazing to be part of this every year! Thank you all for putting it together!! Such a great thing to do as a family.

Sherie

We had a fabulous experience... all of us at Songea's Kids are deeply grateful to the many organizers of Day of Service and the wonderful volunteers!

Meet the community

Organizations We Work With

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FAQs

Have Questions?

Question

I’m out of town on the Day of Service. Is there anything I can do to help on a different day?

Answer

Yes!  We always need monetary donations to assist in purchasing items like fleece for blankets volunteers make and flowers and mulch for the Senior's yards we spruce up.

There are also several events that are not on May 06 that you can absolutely help us with including being a part of our food drive in April or delivering some of the items after Day of Service.

Question

I have bikes to donate for the Bike Works project but won’t be around on May 06th. Is there somewhere I can drop them off ahead of time?

Answer

Yes! Please drop them off anytime on the sport court at: 21626 SE 28th St., Sammamish, WA. We will make sure they get to the event on May 06th.

Question

My teens need volunteer hours…..does working the Day of Service count? Is there someone available to sign off the hours?

Answer

Yes! There will be people and forms at every location who can sign off service hours for your student.