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Arlington: Food bank seeking hosts for drive
Volunteers at the Arlington Community Food Bank are looking for Arlington-area businesses and community groups interested in hosting a food drive.
More info: Dori, 360-435-1631.
Camano Island: Volunteer drivers needed for program
The Meals on Wheels program of Island County Senior Services delivers meals to homebound seniors on Camano Island. More drivers are needed to provide the service.
The program operates from Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, from about 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Drivers choose what days work best for them.
More info: Call 360-387-0222 and ask to speak to the folks in the kitchen.
Marysville: Help plant trees at estuary
Help the organization Sound Salmon Solutions plant trees Feb. 18 at this nationally recognized estuarine restoration site on the Qwuloolt marsh site.
Volunteers can learn about estuarine ecosystems, especially the Qwuloolt marsh's significance as one of the last remaining estuaries on the Snohomish River. Trees planted should improve conditions for salmon.
Bring a sack lunch, water bottle, warm clothes and boots.
For directions and more info: michele@soundsalmon solutions.org
Binky Patrol needs donations for children
The Binky Patrol, a group of quilters, knitters and crocheters who make binkies for children in traumatic situations, is looking for volunteers and donations of fabric, yarn or thread.
Meetings are on the first Sunday of each month in Marysville.
More info: 360-659-7198
Snohomish County: Parks need volunteers on a regular basis
Dedicated volunteers contribute to the quality of county parks and recreation facilities, parks officials say.
Individuals, families and organizations dedicate their time supporting staff in all aspects of park operations.
To learn more: http://tinyurl.com/snoparks; 425-388-6604
Sew quilts that will be given to hospitals
The WSU Extension Clothing and Textile Advisers, a group of sewing instructors, is holding a quilting event from 10 to 2 p.m. on Feb. 17 in the Evergreen Room behind the WSU Extension office at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.
Project kits will be provided, but bring your own sewing machine and basic sewing tools and a lunch.
The quilts made will be donated to hospitals.
More info: cpeerysew@aol.com
RSVP seeking older people to help veterans
Older volunteers are being sought by the Retired and Senior Volunteers Program, which matches volunteers 55 and older with dozens of opportunities throughout Snohomish County.
A new program links volunteers with veterans.
People are needed to help veterans find the services available to them by asking veterans questions online or over the phone.
About 20 volunteers working about an hour a week are needed for the project.
Special training for these volunteers is to be made available through Catholic Community Services RSVP and the U.S. Department of Labor/Veterans Affairs.
More info: 425-374-6374

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