A helping hand
A helping hand

A volunteer helps unload groceries into a shared mobile van in front of the Snohomish Community Food Bank. Weekly, volunteers use the shared van to aid low income patrons who need mobile assistance to and from the food bank. April 16, 2013

Wheeling out donated food
Wheeling out donated food

Mail carts full of donated food are wheeled out of the Snohomish Community Food Bank cargo truck by volunteers who are helping out with the annual Postal Drive. Every year the post office sends out notices to the community to help their local food bank to those in need. May 11, 2013

Handing out the numbers
Handing out the numbers

Volunteer “Paula” hands a number to a patron who is in line to get into the Queen Anne Food Bank at Sacred Heart Parish to  receive donated groceries.  Every week the food bank provides 80-100 households with pantry staples and hands out 100 bagged lunches every morning prepared by volunteers. May 29, 2014

Behind the scenes
Behind the scenes

A volunteer sorts out donated dinner rolls as patron puts donated groceries into his grocery bag at the Queen Anne Food Bank  at Sacred Heart Parish.  Every week the food bank provides 80-100 households with pantry staples and hands out 100 bagged lunches every morning prepared by volunteers. May 8, 2014

A giving hand out
A giving hand out

A high school senior volunteer hands donated golden potatoes to a patron at the Cheery Street Food Bank ran by Northwest Harvest.  Cherry Street is one of the busiest food banks in the state, providing nearly 1.5 million meals annually. Oct. 31, 2014

Rice packer
Rice packer

Volunteer “Lois” packs down donated rice at Northwest Harvest’s Kent warehouse where volunteers sort and re-package bulk food into family sized portions for distribution to food banks throughout the state. Northwest Harvest is the largest non-profit food bank distributer serving 370 locations throughout Washington State. Nov. 18, 2014

Loading the the trays
Loading the the trays

Trays full of prepared meals get loaded onto a cart by a volunteer before the meals make their way into a large walk-in freezer at Lifelong AIDS Alliance.  Lifelong helps those living with HIV and other chronic illnesses, providing clients a nourishing meal with their grocery and meal program. Nov. 20, 2014

Loading the cart
Loading the cart

An empty tray of food meal containers gets loaded onto a cart by a volunteer before the meals are filled with frozen food in the kitchen at Lifelong AIDS Alliance.  This service is part of the Chicken Soup Brigade at Lifelong which provides vital food and nutrition services to roughly 2,500+ people in the Puget Sound region.

Opening and Stacking
Opening and Stacking

Stacking grocery bags closely together, a volunteer prepares to fill the bags with donated groceries at Lifelong AIDS Alliance. Daily wholesome groceries are sorted out to the specific diets of the patrons who need assistance living with HIV and other chronic illnesses. Nov. 24, 2014

Making veteran's feel at home
Making veteran's feel at home

United Service Organization (USO) Northwest volunteer “Kelly” talks to a military service member about the services offered in the USO at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport before she is about to stamp his hand.  USO Northwest at SeaTac serves more than 120,000 service members annually providing them a home away from home. Nov. 1, 2014

Transcribing onto a computer
Transcribing onto a computer

A World War II veteran and volunteer helps transcribe documents onto a computer he is getting use to using at Senior Services. Many volunteers at Senior Services who serve seniors are seniors themselves who feel it is a duty to give back to the organization who his helping them some way or another. Dec. 9, 2014

Conveying the message
Conveying the message

Volunteer “John” speaks to a client over the phone about the programs that Senior Services offers seniors who need assistance. Senior Services offers many different programs from living assistance to Meals on Wheels, while committed to providing a much-needed helping hand to family caregivers, many of whom care for aging parents and children simultaneously. Dec. 9, 2014

Describing the sculpture
Describing the sculpture

Volunteer “Harry” describes the 56-feet tall sculpture named “Wawona” resembling a historic ship’s mast in the middle of the  Museum of History & Industry. The MOHAI currently moved into a renovated World War II U.S. Navy Reserve Center two years ago and has the most expansive historic collections in Seattle telling the local story how Seattle got its mark on the map. Feb. 5, 2015

The combat experience
The combat experience

U.S. Marine Corps veteran Art Arceneaux a fighter pilot during World War II and museum volunteer describes when he shot down a Japanese kamikaze plane in the South Pacific to a family visiting the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana. Monthly a group of small group of World War II veterans and living historians volunteer their time to the museum speaking to crowds of patrons who come to not only see the exhibits but to learn about how the War was fought at home and overseas. Dec. 20, 2014

A helping hand
Wheeling out donated food
Handing out the numbers
Behind the scenes
A giving hand out
Rice packer
Loading the the trays
Loading the cart
Opening and Stacking
Making veteran's feel at home
Transcribing onto a computer
Conveying the message
Describing the sculpture
The combat experience
A helping hand

A volunteer helps unload groceries into a shared mobile van in front of the Snohomish Community Food Bank. Weekly, volunteers use the shared van to aid low income patrons who need mobile assistance to and from the food bank. April 16, 2013

Wheeling out donated food

Mail carts full of donated food are wheeled out of the Snohomish Community Food Bank cargo truck by volunteers who are helping out with the annual Postal Drive. Every year the post office sends out notices to the community to help their local food bank to those in need. May 11, 2013

Handing out the numbers

Volunteer “Paula” hands a number to a patron who is in line to get into the Queen Anne Food Bank at Sacred Heart Parish to  receive donated groceries.  Every week the food bank provides 80-100 households with pantry staples and hands out 100 bagged lunches every morning prepared by volunteers. May 29, 2014

Behind the scenes

A volunteer sorts out donated dinner rolls as patron puts donated groceries into his grocery bag at the Queen Anne Food Bank  at Sacred Heart Parish.  Every week the food bank provides 80-100 households with pantry staples and hands out 100 bagged lunches every morning prepared by volunteers. May 8, 2014

A giving hand out

A high school senior volunteer hands donated golden potatoes to a patron at the Cheery Street Food Bank ran by Northwest Harvest.  Cherry Street is one of the busiest food banks in the state, providing nearly 1.5 million meals annually. Oct. 31, 2014

Rice packer

Volunteer “Lois” packs down donated rice at Northwest Harvest’s Kent warehouse where volunteers sort and re-package bulk food into family sized portions for distribution to food banks throughout the state. Northwest Harvest is the largest non-profit food bank distributer serving 370 locations throughout Washington State. Nov. 18, 2014

Loading the the trays

Trays full of prepared meals get loaded onto a cart by a volunteer before the meals make their way into a large walk-in freezer at Lifelong AIDS Alliance.  Lifelong helps those living with HIV and other chronic illnesses, providing clients a nourishing meal with their grocery and meal program. Nov. 20, 2014

Loading the cart

An empty tray of food meal containers gets loaded onto a cart by a volunteer before the meals are filled with frozen food in the kitchen at Lifelong AIDS Alliance.  This service is part of the Chicken Soup Brigade at Lifelong which provides vital food and nutrition services to roughly 2,500+ people in the Puget Sound region.

Opening and Stacking

Stacking grocery bags closely together, a volunteer prepares to fill the bags with donated groceries at Lifelong AIDS Alliance. Daily wholesome groceries are sorted out to the specific diets of the patrons who need assistance living with HIV and other chronic illnesses. Nov. 24, 2014

Making veteran's feel at home

United Service Organization (USO) Northwest volunteer “Kelly” talks to a military service member about the services offered in the USO at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport before she is about to stamp his hand.  USO Northwest at SeaTac serves more than 120,000 service members annually providing them a home away from home. Nov. 1, 2014

Transcribing onto a computer

A World War II veteran and volunteer helps transcribe documents onto a computer he is getting use to using at Senior Services. Many volunteers at Senior Services who serve seniors are seniors themselves who feel it is a duty to give back to the organization who his helping them some way or another. Dec. 9, 2014

Conveying the message

Volunteer “John” speaks to a client over the phone about the programs that Senior Services offers seniors who need assistance. Senior Services offers many different programs from living assistance to Meals on Wheels, while committed to providing a much-needed helping hand to family caregivers, many of whom care for aging parents and children simultaneously. Dec. 9, 2014

Describing the sculpture

Volunteer “Harry” describes the 56-feet tall sculpture named “Wawona” resembling a historic ship’s mast in the middle of the  Museum of History & Industry. The MOHAI currently moved into a renovated World War II U.S. Navy Reserve Center two years ago and has the most expansive historic collections in Seattle telling the local story how Seattle got its mark on the map. Feb. 5, 2015

The combat experience

U.S. Marine Corps veteran Art Arceneaux a fighter pilot during World War II and museum volunteer describes when he shot down a Japanese kamikaze plane in the South Pacific to a family visiting the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana. Monthly a group of small group of World War II veterans and living historians volunteer their time to the museum speaking to crowds of patrons who come to not only see the exhibits but to learn about how the War was fought at home and overseas. Dec. 20, 2014

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