Volunteer Section

Boy Scout Troop #307 seeking Volunteers to help with Barnes Creek project

Boy Scout Troop #307 seeking Volunteers to help with Barnes Creek project

Boy Scout Troop #307 is working with the City of Des Moines to extend a hiking path, through Barnes Creek wilderness area between 216th and 220th. “We are currently working on stage 4 of this project,”... [Read more]

Local Eagle Scout seeking Volunteers to help with trail project on Sat., June 10

Local Eagle Scout seeking Volunteers to help with trail project on Sat., June 10

Local Eagle Scout Jonah Mensonides is seeking Volunteers to help with the Barnes Creek Trail project on Saturday, June 10. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jonah and Volunteers will don gloves, use landscape rakes,... [Read more]

Local Attorney Fred Mendoza awarded MLK Medal of Distinguished Service

Local Attorney Fred Mendoza awarded MLK Medal of Distinguished Service

Councilmember Dave Upthegrove (right), with Martin Luther King, Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service recipient Fred Mendoza. Fred Mendoza has never strayed far from the South King County communities he was... [Read more]

Highline Public School’s COO & Rotary find funding to replace Food Bank Freezer

Highline Public School’s COO & Rotary find funding to replace Food Bank Freezer

This is the story of Highline Public Schools Chief Operating Officer Scott Logan and the freezer that stopped working at the Des Moines Area Food Bank…

REMINDER: Volunteers needed for Roadway & Pier Clear this Sat., April 15

REMINDER: Volunteers needed for Roadway & Pier Clear this Sat., April 15

REMINDER: The MaST Center’s Roadway & Pier Clear event is THIS Saturday, April 15, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.! Volunteers are needed to help remove toxic debris from the roadways and underwater... [Read more]

South King Media’s Scott Schaefer awarded ‘Paul Harris Fellow’ by Rotary

South King Media’s Scott Schaefer awarded ‘Paul Harris Fellow’ by Rotary

South King Media Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer was honored Wednesday (April 5) with a Paul Harris Fellow award from the Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park, WA. The award was presented at the Rotary... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help restore Des Moines Creek on Saturday, April 22

Volunteers needed to help restore Des Moines Creek on Saturday, April 22

Volunteers are needed on Saturday, April 22 – in celebration of Earth Day – to help with restoration efforts along Des Moines Creek. This event will begin in the north parking lot at Des Moines Beach... [Read more]

Friend to Friend America doing presentation at El Dorado West March 2

Friend to Friend America doing presentation at El Dorado West March 2

The public is invited to El Dorado West Retirement Community for a presentation by Friend to Friend America on Thursday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m.: Would you like a visitor? Do you know someone that could... [Read more]

HELP: Des Moines Area Food Bank needs a new commercial freezer

HELP: Des Moines Area Food Bank needs a new commercial freezer

The Des Moines Area Food Bank – which hands out over 110,000 pounds of food for the cities of Des Moines, most of Seatac, and the south hill of Kent, every year – is in need of a commercial freezer. “One... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Have you taken the #CassHolidayChallenge yet?

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Have you taken the #CassHolidayChallenge yet?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 14-year old special needs student at Mt. Rainier High School. In 2016 she was named “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Burien. by Cass Huff Hey B-Town... [Read more]

Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park Food Drive is Saturday, Dec. 3

Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park Food Drive is Saturday, Dec. 3

The Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park will be again helping the Des Moines Area Food Bank in their ‘Square Meal Partner Fund Drive,’ which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the... [Read more]

Des Moines Police Department holding Toy Drive to benefit HCSATS

Des Moines Police Department holding Toy Drive to benefit HCSATS

The Des Moines Police Department is again sponsoring a Toy Drive to benefit the Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress (HCSATS). Among the many other things they do, HCSATS provides... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help with Waterland Festival this coming weekend

Volunteers needed to help with Waterland Festival this coming weekend

Volunteers are needed to help during the Waterland Festival – coming up this weekend from July 22 – 24. The most urgent need is for the Kids Carnival and the Waterland Parade, organizers said. If... [Read more]

URGENT: Volunteers needed for Rotary Club Blood Drive on Friday, July 22

URGENT: Volunteers needed for Rotary Club Blood Drive on Friday, July 22

*URGENT: As you may have heard, Bloodworks Northwest recently issued a “code-red” appeal for blood donors after inventories for some blood types fell alarmingly – to just a 1-day supply. The Rotary... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help at Destination Des Moines’ 4th of July celebration

Volunteers needed to help at Destination Des Moines’ 4th of July celebration

Volunteers are needed to help at Destination Des Moines’ ‘Fireworks Over Des Moines’ 4th of July celebration on Monday. “Our volunteer board is working hard to fill the rolls needed... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help at Des Moines Food Bank

Volunteers needed to help at Des Moines Food Bank

It’s summer and lots of their regular volunteers are on vacation – so the Des Moines Food Bank is asking for help. “Got a few hours? Why not come down and help us out? We are at the food... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for three Earth Day events this Saturday, April 23

Volunteers needed for three Earth Day events this Saturday, April 23

Volunteers are needed for three Earth Day events this Saturday, April 23 in Des Moines: EARTH DAY – 3 Volunteer Events Saturday, April - 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Beach Park/Des Moines Creek Trail Ivy... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help clean along Des Moines Creek on Saturday, April 23

Volunteers needed to help clean along Des Moines Creek on Saturday, April 23

Volunteers are needed to help clean along Des Moines Creek – in honor of Earth Day – on Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. – Noon. Did you know that Friends of Des Moines Creek and community volunteers... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to share their love for Puget Sound as Beach Naturalists

Volunteers needed to share their love for Puget Sound as Beach Naturalists

Volunteers are needed to share their love for Puget Sound as Beach Naturalists: As a Beach Naturalist, you’ll learn more about Puget Sound beaches and their inhabitants, and you’ll be trained to help... [Read more]

Poverty Bay Wine Festival Volunteers get FUN benefits; here’s how YOU can help

Poverty Bay Wine Festival Volunteers get FUN benefits; here’s how YOU can help

Poverty Bay Wine Festival Volunteers get FUN benefits! Do you want to help your community and have fun at the same time? The 12th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival – sponsored by the Rotary Club of... [Read more]