Serve Day Questions

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We’re excited to be back volunteering at the schools again!

Have a question that’s not listed below? Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. We are here to make your Community Serve Day experience go as smoothly as possible. We’re in this together!

What time will the event take place at?

Community Serve Day is Sunday, August 25, 2024, from 9am-1pm. CSD volunteers are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes early to sign in and get your assignment. Our goals is to have all projects done and teachers and volunteers leaving the school by 1pm. Each school has a site leader who will communicate updates to their volunteer team.

What should I wear?

Volunteers may be inside or outside, depending on their assignment. We recommend wearing older clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty and that is appropriate for the weather. Bring work or gardening glvoes, since most schools have weeding projects. Some of the outdoor projects involve paint that will not come off shoes and clothing. Hats and sunglasses are also encouraged in case you get assigned to an outdoor project.

What sort of work will I be doing?

As you sign in, you will be assigned to your first project of the day. As we finish projects, more projects will open up. Outdoor projects at schools may include refreshing playround sports lines, weeding, spreading play chips and landscaping. Indoor projects may include working on bulletin boards, cutting out materials, sorting and filing. Each school is different and we ask you to be flexible.

Can my kids participate?

Absolutely! Community Serve Day is a great opportunity for families to volunteer together. Kids 12 and under will need work alongside their parents since there are so many different people and tools involved.

Minors who are 13-16 can work independently but still need to have a parent or guardian present at Community Serve Day.

What should I bring?

Please bring your own water bottle and work gloves. You may help with both indoor or outdoor projects. Also, since each school has landscaping projects, please bring shovels, rakes or a wheelbarrow, which can be shared with volunteers.  Your site leader will send out a list of tools that are helpful to have on hand. We will provide snacks, but you may want to bring your own additional food/lunch just in case.

Can high schoolers earn community service hours?

Yes, Community Serve Day qualifies for school service hours. Just bring your form and ask the site leader to sign it. Or email their form for a signature.

Is Community Serve Day run by the schools?

Community Serve Day is run by Northshore Community Church in partnership with the Northshore School District and the Lake Washington School District. Together we mobilize volunteers from local schools, churches and the community to transform our schools and ready them for the first day of school. Visit to find out more about Northshore Community Church.

Registration is closed - can I still volunteer?

Yes, please join us! Come to any Community Serve Day school at 9am and we’ll sign you up and get you working at the school of your choice. Please be flexible and remember that minors need to volunteer with their parents.

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