Get Involved in Issaquah Highlands…Your Way!

Getting more involved in our community is a fun and easy way to meet people and contribute to the participatory culture of Issaquah Highlands. Volunteer opportunities in Issaquah Highlands are always available. Don’t think you see an open opportunity that’s a good fit for your skills? Complete the form below and we’ll find a way for you to get involved.

Ways to Get Involved

Lead a community group

All our community groups in Issaquah Highlands are volunteer led. Our group leaders share their passion with the neighborhood and bring people together with common interests. If you have an interest and would like to connect with others who share your interest, let us know! Highlands Council will help you get a community group started.

Time Commitment: Varies

Next steps?

Complete the form below or email Lindsey Pinkston, Highlands Council Community Program Manager, to share your ideas.

Serve on a board or committee

The Issaquah Highlands Community Association (IHCA) Board of Directors and committees are run by volunteers, including the Covenant Committee, Architectural Review Committee and Finance Committee. The Highlands Council Board of Trustees and the Highlands Fiber Network (HFN) Boards of Directors are also open to volunteer members.

Time Commitment: Varies. The IHCA Board of Directors and committees, and the HFN Board of Directors meet monthly. The Highlands Council Board of Trustees meets quarterly.

Next steps?

No current opportunities available but we’d still like to hear from you! Complete the form below or reach out directly:

  • Contact Sarah Hoey for more information about future IHCA board and committee positions.
  • Contact Christy Garrard for more information about future Highlands Council board positions.
  • Contact Frank Pineau for more information about future HFN board positions.

Join an event planning committee

In partnership with volunteers, Highlands Council puts on many events throughout the year to build community, celebrate cultural events, and just have fun! If you have an idea for an event, email Lindsey Pinkston, Community Program Manager, to share your ideas.

Time Commitment: Planning meetings start at least two months prior to the event. More frequent meetings occur as the event approaches.

Current opportunities:

Lunar New Year Planning Committee: Help plan our celebration to welcome the Year of the Rat! In 2020, we are planning multiple, multi-cultural festivities and need lots of volunteers to join in planning. Complete the form below or email Lindsey Pinkston, Highland Council Community Program Manager for more information. Our first meeting is October 4.

Volunteer at an Event

Volunteers make our events happen! From lending a hand at Highlands Day, to helping with kids crafts at a family event, to bartending at an adult event, volunteers are an essential component to almost all of our community events.

Time Commitment: Day-of availability (set-up, event duration, clean-up opportunities available)

Current opportunities:

Shop Local Holiday Bazaar (Saturday, November 30): Join us again this year for a fun-filled day of holiday shopping and cheer! Volunteers ages 14+ are welcome to sign up for a shift to help with refreshments, crafts, etc. Santa will be watching! Sign up now >

Contribute to Connections

Connections is “by community, for community.” Highlands Council is always looking for volunteer contributing writers, photographers and graphic designers. Contributions can be one-off or monthly. Examples of regular volunteer contributions include monthly columns like “Emergency Preparedness,” “Dog Talk,” and “School Spotlight.”

Time commitment: One-off or monthly contributions possible.

Next steps?

Complete the form below or contact Nina Milligan, Communications Manager, for more information.

Other Opportunities

Do you prefer office work? Or preparing things from home? Maybe you have a special talent like photography or music… reach out and let us know you’re interested in getting more involved in the community and we’ll work with you to find a good fit. We believe that everyone has something to offer to make our neighborhood thrive!

Next steps?

Complete the form below or email Lindsey Pinkston, Community Program Manager, for more information.

Still unsure?

If none of the above listed opportunities are just what you’re looking for, please fill out the form below and/or contact Lindsey Pinkston, Highlands Council Community Program Manager, to find a good fit.