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Where to Volunteer as a Family This December

10 family-friendly volunteer opportunities around Seattle and beyond

Published on: November 29, 2017

Where to Volunteer as a Family This December

Preschooler with wrapped gift

With preschoolers

  • Pajama Jam: A Festival of Giving: On Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m., families with kids ages 2–12 can make homemade gifts for people in need and friends and family at Seattle’s First Free Methodist Church. Decorate cookies for Interbay’s Tent City residents, make cards for Queen Anne Healthcare residents and build gingerbread houses while drinking hot cocoa and wearing your PJs. 
  • WestSide Baby Joy Drive: Parents can spend time with their kids of any age selecting toys and clothing they no longer use, then bringing the items to WestSide Baby as a Joy Drive collection. Collect items from friends and neighbors, too! WestSide Baby will receive collections on Monday, Dec. 18, from 2–6 p.m. and on Tuesday, Dec. 19, from 8 a.m.–noon. 
  • Toy Drive: Thousands of toys and gifts for kids ages 0–19 are needed for the YWCA Seattle-King Snohomish toy shop that’s open Dec. 1922 at their 23rd and Jackson location. Gather unwrapped toys, clothes, coats, jewelry, movies, music, books and gift cards. Arrange a drop-off time with Nichelle Hilton at

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