Day of Service 2020 Cancelled

In the interest of safety for our volunteers and organizers we have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the Day of Service 2020. Our 2021 Day of Service will be May 15th so mark your calendars! Donations will still be accepted as our community needs our help more than ever.

Save The Date 2021

15

May

Day Of Service 2021

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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!

1500 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.

45 Organizations Served

We work with groups that help in all walks of life from helping the homeless and food insecure students to our military and first responders, furry friends, you name it.

14 Cities

With so many different locations we hope you can find one near you! From Snoqualmie to Seattle, Kent to Redmond and everywhere in between.

32 Groups

2019 got 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

In 2019 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!

Event Categories

Find The Perfect Event For You

Kids

Events that are perfect for kids of all ages. Everyone welcome. Age requirements will be listed in event description.

Teens

Events that are perfect for high school students. See age requirements. Community Service Hours Available!

Eastside

Events happening in Bellevue, Issaquah, Sammamish, Redmond, Duvall, and Carnation.

I-90 Corridor

Events happening in Northbend, Preston, Snoqualmie, and Cle Elum areas.

Seattle

Events happening in and around the downtown Seattle area.

Down South

Events happening in Renton, Tukwila, Kent, and SeaTac.

Indoor

Worried about weather? Have allergies? Stay warm with these opportunities that are all indoors.

Outdoor

Enjoy the sunshine (or rain!) and take advantage of these opportunities to be outside.

Pre & Post Event

Not every event happens on May 16. Some events require volunteers before or after this date. We can use your help!

Events

Our Events List
CANCELLED

10:00 am

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1:00 pm

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May 16, 2020

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. Sort items in the Diamond Dollar Store.

9:15 am

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11:30 am

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May 16, 2020

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.

10:00 am

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12:00 pm

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Apr 25, 2020

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

April 25 Grocery Store Food Drive

Support programs providing weekend meals to students facing food insecurity by asking shoppers if they would like to donate needed items to support Pantry Packs and Power Packs. Note this event is on April 25th!

8:00 am

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12:30 pm

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May 16, 2020

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

Baking Day

Bake cookies for local Fire and Police Departments, Eastside Friends of Seniors, and Kathy's Cookie Cart. Shifts from 8 am to 10 am or 10 am to 12:30 pm.

10:30 am

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1:30 pm

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May 16, 2020

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

Baking for Sophia Way

Help prepare weeks worth of meals for the women of Sophia Way which is dedicated to helping end homelessness for single adult women.

8:30 am

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5:00 pm

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May 16, 2020

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

Bikes for Africa Bike - Village Bicycle Project

Help streamline bikes to fit in our shipping container by lowering handlebars and seats, attaching pedals to the frame etc. No bike repair experience necessary! Shifts available between 8:30am and 5pm.

9:00 am

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5:00 pm

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May 16, 2020

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

Blanket Making

Make cozy fleece blankets to wrap young and old in love and warmth. They will be delivered to Acres of Diamonds, Eastside Baby Corner, LifeWire, Wellspring, and Vision House. Shift times: 9am to 11am; 11am to 1pm; 1pm to 3pm; and 3pm to 5pm. After May 16, volunteers are needed to deliver the blankets

9:00 am

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3:00 pm

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May 16, 2020

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

Blood Drive

Save a life by donating blood at one of our two locations.

1:00 pm

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3:00 pm

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May 16, 2020

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

Brunch Preparation

Help prepare items for a celebratory brunch on Sunday May 17th between church services.

9:30 am

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11:00 am

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May 17, 2020

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

Brunch Preparation, Serving or Clean Up

Help finishing preparations, serve meal, restock and assist in clean up for the celebratory brunch.

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 2020!

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 16 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 Village Bicycle project but won’t be around on May 16th. 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 16th.

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.