Volunteer Newsletter
Employees from Freiheit & Ho Architects put their muscles to use in our Early Learning Center playground.

Dear Volunteers,

We’ve had quite the run of sun these past days, and what fun it has been. Summer campers have been making art, learning about animals, meeting firefighters and becoming superheroes. Encompass celebrated at the Family Fourth of July on Snoqualmie Ridge and at the North Bend Block Party -- thank you to the volunteers who helped at these events!

Here’s what else is new and upcoming:

  • Snoqualmie Railroad Days is on August 19-20 (see below to get involved). We’ll be in the kids zone, so come see us!

  • A new volunteer database with an online portal for volunteers is in the works, so keep an eye out for more information on that.

  • The last day of summer camp is August 18th, and then onto the new preschool year in September!

Here’s to more fun and sun yet to come,

"A volunteer is like a rare gem. When placed in the right setting and cared for, they will shine and give pleasure to all who see them."
     — Unknown

Upcoming Opportunities

Join us at these upcoming volunteer opportunities:

  • August 19-20th - Snoqualmie Railroad Days in downtown Snoqualmie. We will be there from 12-4 p.m. each day to run the kids zone and paint faces. Come volunteer for a 2-hour shift of fun!

  • September 5th - First day of Preschool. Want to get involved on a regular basis and have your heart melted by 3 and 4 year olds? Join us for three hours weekly in the preschool classroom.

  • September 9th - Parents Night Out (PNO), from 4-8 p.m. at our Early Learning Center. Join us for the start of our PNO "season," then join us monthly on every second Saturday.

Reply to this email to sign-up.

Volunteer Spotlight
Kaye Moreton poses in front of the reception desk at the Early Learning Center

Kaye Moreton has made a splash since walking into Encompass the first day. Looking to use her time for something good, Kaye began volunteering at the front desk at the Encompass Early Learning Center. She has been a reliable fixture once a week since she started, and, as a quick learner, has continually picked up new tasks.

Kaye is local to North Bend who is an active walker and a knowledgeable Master Gardener. She also volunteers with Seattle Humane Society caring for cats. She loves volunteering at Encompass because of the staff, children, and families that she sees when she is here. The staff have a passion for their work, and the children come running to greet their parents with excitement about their latest artistic creation or to point out their photo in the lobby. No matter what stage of life you are in, Kaye recommends getting involved with Encompass as a volunteer. Come to build community, meet new people, and learn about services in the Valley.

Reception volunteers at Encompass are the first impression for many of the children and families contacting us. Whether they are calling on the phone or walking through the front door, they get a positive welcome and the answers they need. Volunteers in the office also have the chance to build capacity for other staff members by taking on additional projects.

Thank you, Kaye, for the difference you have made at Encompass!

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