Community Extra: Opportunities

Help: Bird Fest needs volunteers

Organizers for Puget Sound Bird Fest in Edmonds are looking for people to help with registration, monitoring speakers and with children’s activities from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St.

More info: Sally Lider at 425-771-0227 or

Volunteer: Domestic Violence Services

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is looking for volunteers to help victims of domestic abuse.

Volunteers first need to take a five-week training course scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays starting Oct. 1, at 1310 Pacific Ave., Everett.

The classes are free for people who commit to 10 hours of service within a six-month period. Professionals looking for training can attend the course for a $200 fee. Snacks will be provided.

More info: Sharon Lee at 425-259-2827, ext. 24, or

Help: Pets in need of foster families

Progressive Animal Welfare Society Companion Animal Shelter in Lynnwood is looking for people to provide a temporary home to about 100 kittens.

People interested in helping must attend a three-hour special training session. People should expect to take care of the animals up to six weeks. They only need to provide shelter and food. The nonprofit will provide veterinary care.

More info: To register, call PAWS Foster Care Program at 425-787-2500, ext. 822, or

Donate: School supplies needed

Sky Valley Food Bank is starting its Supplies 4 Success program to get school supplies for children in need. The food bank is in need of pens, paper, backpacks, crayons and colored pencils.

Donations can be dropped at the site from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays. The food bank is located at 233 Sky River Parkway, Monroe. School supplies are to be distributed during the last two weeks of August. Cash donations are accepted.

More info:

Help: Barbers and beauticians needed

Providence Hospice &Home Care of Snohomish County is looking for barbers or beauticians, who are licensed in the state, to volunteer by providing haircuts to hospice patients at their homes in Everett and south county.

The frequency may be between two and six patients a month.

More info: Joanie Hemm, 425-261-4815 or

Help: Be a senior volunteer

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Snohomish County is looking for people older than 55 to help in different volunteer projects through the county.

More info: John McAlpine 425-374-6374, 888-240-8572 or

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