Volunteer Section

Volunteers needed for Work Party this Saturday, April 1 at Walker Preserve

Volunteers needed for Work Party this Saturday, April 1 at Walker Preserve

Join your Miller-Walker Basin Steward and your neighbors to restore the forest to improve the health of Miller and Walker Creeks this Saturday, April 1. No experience is necessary, and gloves, refreshments,... [Read more]

REMINDER: Volunteers needed to help Clean Up Burien this Saturday, March 18!

REMINDER: Volunteers needed to help Clean Up Burien this Saturday, March 18!

REMINDER: Volunteers are bing asked to show up and help ‘Clean Up Burien’ this Saturday, March 18, from 9 – 11 a.m. Volunteers are needed to help clean up the city, and are asked to meet... [Read more]

Citizens asked to volunteer to help ‘Clean Up Burien’ on Saturday, March 18

Citizens asked to volunteer to help ‘Clean Up Burien’ on Saturday, March 18

A group of citizens is asking for Volunteers to help ‘Clean Up Burien’ on Saturday, March 18, from 9 – 11 a.m. Volunteers are needed to help clean up the city, and are asked to meet at 9... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Work Party on Saturday, March 4 at Walker Preserve

Volunteers needed for Work Party on Saturday, March 4 at Walker Preserve

Volunteers are needed for a Work Party on Saturday, March 4 at Walker Preserve. Join your Miller-Walker Basin Steward and your neighbors to restore the forest to improve the health of Miller and Walker... [Read more]

UPDATE: Here’s what over 30 Volunteers have discovered for CSI:Highline

UPDATE: Here’s what over 30 Volunteers have discovered for CSI:Highline

The Community Salmon Investigation for Highline is well underway, and over 30 volunteers have been out every day (except during very windy or rainy conditions) counting fish. With surveys tallied from... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to plant native trees at North Shorewood Park Saturday

Volunteers needed to plant native trees at North Shorewood Park Saturday

Join King County Parks and Friends of North Shorewood to plant native trees and shrubs to make a healthier forest this Saturday, Oct. 29, starting at 10 a.m. No experience needed – King County Parks... [Read more]

UPDATE: All outdoor volunteer events this weekend have been cancelled

UPDATE: All outdoor volunteer events this weekend have been cancelled

From Elissa Ostergaard, Miller-Walker Basin Steward: All outdoor volunteer events this weekend are CANCELLED due to the forecasted storm and high winds.  Here are a couple links showing details – first,... [Read more]

South King Council of the Blind seeking help

South King Council of the Blind seeking help

Our friends at the South King Council of the Blind – which has a presence here in Burien – are requesting your help: SKB has the honor of co-hosting this year’s annual convention of the WA Council... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help restore Miller Creek Trail on Sunday, June 26

Volunteers needed to help restore Miller Creek Trail on Sunday, June 26

The Miller-Walker Basin has two new Habitat Stewards – Ashley and Sheila – who will be hosting work parties along the Miller Creek trail this summer – and Volunteers are needed, starting this... [Read more]

Give Back for Earth Month and Volunteer at Duwamish Alive April 16

Give Back for Earth Month and Volunteer at Duwamish Alive April 16

Give Back for Earth Month and Volunteer at Duwamish Alive, coming April 16: WHAT: Come join Forterra for our annual spring Duwamish Alive event! Be one of hundreds of volunteers who come out to the Green-Duwamish... [Read more]

Volunteers needed at Highline Area Food Bank to help community get food

Volunteers needed at Highline Area Food Bank to help community get food

The Highline Area Food Bank serves our community by distributing grocery items and fresh produce twice a week, and they need your help. They are located at Manhattan Community Hall, located at 18300... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help at Duwamish Hill Preserve Saturday, March 19

Volunteers needed to help at Duwamish Hill Preserve Saturday, March 19

Volunteers are needed on Saturday, March 19 to come join Forterra at the Duwamish Hill Preserve and help tackle some invasive weeds, as well as spread mulch in hopes of keeping this habitat happy and healthy. “This... [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]

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]

Volunteers needed to help restore Miller Creek & Walker Preserve Dec. 11

Volunteers needed to help restore Miller Creek & Walker Preserve Dec. 11

Help restore our local creeks on Friday, Dec. 11 and Saturday, Jan. 9 with your neighbors in this perfect cool fall weather! Join your Miller-Walker Basin Steward and other outdoor enthusiasts as we... [Read more]

Volunteer needed to serve on Burien Arts Commission Board

Volunteer needed to serve on Burien Arts Commission Board

Do you love the arts and want to see more in your community? Applications are being accepted for an opening on the Burien Arts Commission (residency required). Application forms are available at Burien... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Miller and Walker Creeks restoration events this weekend

Volunteers needed for Miller and Walker Creeks restoration events this weekend

Volunteers are needed to help at Miller and Walker Creeks restoration events this weekend. There are two upcoming opportunities: Friday, Oct. 23, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 9:30 a.m.... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for upcoming, fun Burien arts events

Volunteers needed for upcoming, fun Burien arts events

The Burien Arts Association urgently needs volunteers for three upcoming events. By volunteering, citizens will not only be helping their community but also be participating in fun activities. Face painters... [Read more]

Valuable Volunteers needed for valued program – drive for Hyde Shuttles

Valuable Volunteers needed for valued program – drive for Hyde Shuttles

Here’s a great opportunity to rise up and Volunteer to help others locally: Hyde Shuttles have served as a crucial resource for area residents since the program first selected Des Moines as its pilot... [Read more]

Burien City Council Seeking Volunteer for King County Landmarks Commission

Burien City Council Seeking Volunteer for King County Landmarks Commission

The Burien City Council announced on its website Wednesday (Jan. 2) that it is seeking a qualified Volunteer to serve a three-year term as Burien’s special member on the King County Landmarks Commission.... [Read more]

City of Burien Seeking Volunteer for Landmarks Commission

City of Burien Seeking Volunteer for Landmarks Commission

The City of Burien announced recently that its City Council is seeking a qualified volunteer to serve a three-year term as Burien’s special member on the King County Landmarks Commission. The deadline... [Read more]

Love from B-Town to Uganda – a Dispatch from Resident Davy Desmond

Love from B-Town to Uganda – a Dispatch from Resident Davy Desmond

Story & Photos by Davy Desmond. For the past few years, I have been traveling to Uganda. The moments passed rapidly on the long plane ride, because my heart was in my stomach rolling with excitement…

Burien Humorist Shawn Underwood Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims

Burien Humorist Shawn Underwood Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims

When BTB Contributor Shawn Underwood isn’t writing humor (see B-Town Undercover or her book “Mommy Are We French Yet?“), she volunteers for the American Red Cross. Most recently she’s... [Read more]

‘No One Left Behind’ Seeking Funds to Help Re-Build Deck for Disabled Couple

‘No One Left Behind’ Seeking Funds to Help Re-Build Deck for Disabled Couple

A group called ‘No One Left Behind‘ will be holding a fundraiser from Noon – 4 p.m. this Saturday (Nov. 10) at the Kent Lowe’s Store, to help raise money to re-build a deck with a... [Read more]