Volunteer Newsletter
A volunteer group from Cascade Covenant Church standing by the Encompass sign at the Early Learning Center.

Dear Volunteers,

Along with sun breaks and flowers, the past month has brought a variety of activity at Encompass. First, a big thank you to Cascade Covenant Church during their Day of ACTS for doing a much-needed clean-up on our grounds (pictured above). Volunteer groups do the hard work of helping us keep our grounds welcoming for children and families seeking services from us.

Also, thank you to our volunteers, guests, and donors at our first annual Rise & Thrive Breakfast. Almost 250 members of our community came to hear inspirational stories and learn more about the work Encompass does. If you weren’t able to make it, check out this video shown at the breakfast that showcases three families who have been touched by Encompass.

Additionally, Encompass is hiring in our therapy and development departments. You can view the job openings here. If you or someone you know would be a great fit, please send them our way.

Here’s to finishing up the school year strong,
Erin

“Good work is seldom done by accident.
It is done by people who care.”         -Unknown

Upcoming Opportunities
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Join us at these upcoming volunteer opportunities:

  • Challenge Races Face Painters, Saturday, May 20th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Snoqualmie Ridge. We are still seeking additional volunteers for face painting of participants and spectators during these exciting gravity races. If you have ever thought about painting faces, now is your chance!

  • Challenger Baseball Buddies, Sundays, May 21st, June 4th, 11th, and 17th. Encompass is excited to sponsor Challenger Baseball, an adaptive program for kids with cognitive and physical disabilities through the Snoqualmie Valley Little League. The players are paired with volunteer peer buddies who team up with players one-on-one to help them play the game. This is a great opportunity for teens to build relationships and volunteer at a weekly event.

  • Summer Camp Support, weekly from July 3rd through August 18th. Join a uniquely themed camp as a volunteer for a week. Spaces are filling up quickly, so email now to spend your summer days playing and crafting.

Reply to this email for more information or to sign-up.

Volunteer Spotlight
This past fall, a volunteer named Elizabeth stepped up for a big project in partnership with Aljoya Thornton Place. A family in Encompass’ Occupational Therapy (pictured to the left) recognized the benefit that a weighted blanket would have for their toddler, Peter, and so the process began. A sewing group at a senior living center offered to purchase and supply the materials for this project if another volunteer had the time to complete it. Elizabeth offered to sew a custom sized and weighted blanket just for Peter — she even offered to make him a new blanket as he gets bigger and grows out of this one.

Weighted blankets provide some children comfort that calms their body and can help them learn to sit up without moving out of the position. We are so thankful to volunteers who offer their time and talents to Encompass and our families. Without the wonderful assistance of both Elizabeth and Aljoya Thornton Place, Peter may not have received this tool that is helping him to thrive.

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