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Volunteering in CD: Be the change you want to see

Local nonprofit Flash Volunteer, which counts CD residents among its board members, was recently awarded a grant from the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods to put on a service initiative in the Central District.

What does Flash Volunteer do? It’s a nonprofit that works to help connect organizations with volunteers and neighbors with neighbors. You can use to find volunteer opportunities in the neighborhood — or post a project yourself.

What does this mean for residents?

  • A volunteer hub at the Douglass-Truth branch of the library, where residents can use computers to find volunteer opportunities or post opportunities.
  • Technology residents can use, including translated materials, to help them get more engaged in the community.
  • Volunteer projects organized by, for and with residents.
  • Partnerships with Central District organizations to help enact lasting community involvement.

What do I do now? Flash Volunteer is busy planning this initiative right now, and all CD residents are welcome to join. Regular planning meetings start in January, and the initiative will take place in the spring/summer. Email [email protected] to get involved.

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