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

URGENT! Local Non-Profit & Greater Community Opportunities

During these challenging times, local non-profits have urgent needs for donation and volunteer support. Please contact each non-profit individually for donation and volunteer signup details.

100 Women Who Care

Needs: Raising money to feed the Swedish ER and ICU staff
Donate online >>

Bloodworks Northwest

Needs: Blood donation. Donating blood is an essential and encouraged activity critical to sustaining community healthcare, especially during emergencies. Learn how you can help here >> 

Upcoming Blood Donation Pop-Up Event
June 15, June 17, and June 19, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Blakely Hall
Your one-hour donation appointment is a safe and essential action to support local hospitals and patients. The pop-up donor center at Blakely Hall will be conducted in accordance with social distancing guidelines. No walk-ins, guests, or children under age 16 are permitted onsite. To make your appointment, visit schedule.bloodworksnw.org.

Catholic Community Services Meals Program

Needs: Paper plates, plastic or paper cups, plastic cutlery, to-go boxes, volunteers
To donate or volunteer, contact: Griffin Cole, GriffinC@ccsww.org, (425) 679-0342

Eastside Baby Corner

Needs:

  • Items: EBC’s highest needed items are diapers (especially sizes 4, 5, and 6); powdered infant formula; and diaper wipes. These donations can be directly shipped to EBC through our Giving Catalog (Link to EBC’s Giving Catalog is: https://gooddler.com/Donee/10137) or dropped off at the Issaquah Hub during normal donation hours (please view hours on our website). We also need used laptops.
  • Volunteers: Sign up online at https://babycorner.volunteerhub.com/events/index.
  • Financial Support

Learn how you can help here >> 

Eastside Friends of Seniors

Needs: Volunteers

  • Friendly volunteer drivers needed to take local seniors to medical appointments! Provide door to door service from seniors’ homes to medical appointments in your own vehicle. Must be comfortable navigating to new locations and contacting seniors on the phone. A twice monthly commitment of 1-2 hours is preferred. Must be over the age of 21 with a vehicle to apply. Contact us at info@EastsideFriendsOfSeniors.org. Or apply online at EastsideFriendsOfSeniors.org.
  • Checking in by phone: We are looking for volunteers who are interested in phoning our clients to check on their welfare as well as provide an essential social connection. This will likely mean giving them a call periodically, perhaps once or twice a week. We will provide you with a set of talking points. Email Roseann at roseannp@eastsidefriendsofseniors.org to learn more and sign-up.
  • Grocery shopping and delivery: Getting the groceries and delivering it to their home. You would request a list from the client, do the shopping for them, and take it to their home. Email Roseann at roseannp@eastsidefriendsofseniors.org to learn more and sign-up.

The Issaquah Sammamish Food Project

Needs: Neighborhood coordinators and non-perishable food items, collected every other month from your doorstep in a green tote bag (provided). Supports the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank. First scheduled pick-up is in June. Learn more about the Issaquah Sammamish Food Project >>

Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank

Needs: Financial contributions, $25 grocery store gift cards, grocery store delivery of emergency items, volunteers
Learn how you can help here >> 

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 Jeremy Fallt 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.

Join the cross-cultural committee

Anyone who has a passion for celebrating the diverse cultures that make up Issaquah Highlands is invited to join our cross-cultural committee. We’ll come together as a group once a month to learn from each other and to help shape the direction of Highlands Council going forward. Contact Lindsey Pinkston at lindsey.p@ihcouncil.org with questions.

Time Commitment: Meetings are generally once/month

Next steps?

Complete the form below or contact Lindsey Pinkston, lindsey.p@ihcouncil.org for more information. Join us for our next meeting (virtual) on July 14 – register now

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)

No opportunities currently available. Please check back later. 

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.

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