Editorial — Consider volunteering in the classroom

September 2, 2015

NEW — 4:50 p.m. Sept. 2, 2015

Newcastle parents whisked their children off to school this week, symbolically bringing an end to the long summer nights.

After dropping the kids off at school, you might feel the urge to kick back, relax and enjoy some “me” time. You deserve it after a long summer keeping the young ones entertained.

But wait! The schools need you. The volunteer jobs are endless. The playgrounds need monitors, the libraries can use assistance, the front offices might need your organizational skills, teachers almost never have enough helpers and the nurse’s offices are often in need of a mother’s touch to watch over a sick child.

But the best volunteer jobs may be working directly with students. Parents, grandparents and other citizens are always welcome to just listen to children read. Read more

Volunteers needed for trail work

December 1, 2011

Work parties continue from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 10 and Dec. 18 on the May Creek Trail extension east to Coal Creek Parkway.

Scouts from several troops will work on both ends of the new trail, but more volunteers are needed. Newcastle Trails is a nonprofit organization that can provide certificates of community service.

Supervisors are also welcome. Adults who can move along the trail, keep people on task and answer questions are also needed.

Contact Peggy Price at 829-2196 or info@newcastletrails.org for more information.

Community network seeks volunteer board member

September 12, 2011

NEW — 3:20 p.m., Sept. 12, 2011

The Issaquah Community Network is seeking applicants for its volunteer board of directors. Applicants should reside or work within the Issaquah School District boundaries.

The Issaquah Community Network is a state-sponsored organization that supports healthy youth, family and community.  The network has recently focused on youth suicide prevention, decreasing depression and risky behaviors among young people, increasing availability of family counseling services and using data from the Healthy Youth Survey to improve community health efforts. The Issaquah Community Network is developing a partnership with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to help extend DVR services to youths with disabilities.

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Build trails, clean Hazelwood Park this weekend

June 9, 2011

NEW — 4:55 p.m. June 9, 2011

Newcastle Trails and the Newcastle Weed Warriors are holding work parties June 11.

Newcastle Trails will build a portion of the May Creek Trail, and the Weed Warriors will clean up Hazelwood Park, 121st Place Southeast.

Trail work will be from 9 a.m. to noon between Coal Creek Parkway and the existing May Creek Rail Trail. Volunteers will begin tossing sticks, removing vegetation and roughing out the trail. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants and long sleeves for the work.

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Clean streets, remove invasive plants Saturday

April 7, 2011

NEW — Noon April 7, 2011

The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scout Troop 499 and Cub Scout Troop 497 for the semiannual Newcastle Street Cleanup from 8:30 a.m. to noon April 9. Volunteers will meet at Renton Academy, 6928 116th Ave. S.E.

Organizers will bring equipment, but they encouraged volunteers to bring gloves and reflective vests.

The cleanup typically yields between 20 and 30 bags of garbage, organizers said.

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Volunteers needed for this weekend

September 8, 2010

NEW — 6 p.m. Sept. 8, 2010

Residents looking to help out in the community can do so this weekend.

Newcastle Days volunteer coordinator Grace Stiller is seeking volunteers to help with parking, lines at the bouncy toys, and setting up and taking down booths at the Newcastle Days celebration Saturday. The celebration is from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. in Lake Boren Park.

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