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Moto Women Run Full Throttle for JWC

Jubilee is fortunate to have some of the most wonderful volunteers around (no bias here). During our last fiscal year, 531 volunteers gave 11,362 hours to help Jubilee women. For some, volunteering is a personal gift of time or talent. For others, it is an opportunity to come together with a like-minded community to give …

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A Different Lens: Getting Past the Stereotypes of Homelessness

By Olivia Long, Jubilee Volunteer

When you imagine an individual who is homeless, what’s the first image that crosses your mind? Before volunteering for Jubilee Women’s Center, my unfortunate and admittedly ignorant imagery sometimes consisted of an individual on the streets, often sleeping in doorways for shelter and doing anything possible to get food in …

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Views from a Volunteer: It Takes a Village

By Peju Ogunyemi, Jubilee Volunteer

I’m not sure what I want my second foray into writing for Jubilee to be about. I suppose I should let you know what keeps me here and what makes me want to expand my contribution into other avenues at Jubilee. It seems a little trite or cliché to say …

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Views from a Volunteer

By Peju Ogunyemi, Jubilee Volunteer

What is it to volunteer? What motivates us? Is it credit for a school requirement? Is it to help our fellow (wo)man? To gain life or job skills? To kill time? Whatever your motivation, volunteering is a way to help an organization fill needs they otherwise couldn’t meet.

I am about …

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Volunteer Highlight: Learning & Opportunity Center

Volunteers have made it possible to expand and develop Jubilee’s class offerings and heighten the level of classes that our Learning & Opportunity Center provides. Jubilee’s Education Team, Dani and Aura, are putting in the groundwork for expanding the employment skills classes we offer. They could not do it without volunteers.

Jubilee has volunteers facilitate …

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Get to Know Us & Get Involved

Volunteer

• Prepare a community meal with friends or colleagues
• Help out in the office or boutique
• Join other young professionals on the Associate Board

Contact:
volunteer@jwcenter.org, 206.957.5512
or jwcenter.org/get-involved/volunteer

Donate

• Bring us your quality women’s clothing, shoes, jewelry
• Host a drive for high-needs items on our wish list
• Make a financial contribution of any size
• …

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Smiliing female holding box with baked goods

Volunteer Spotlight: Brianna Smith

Brianna Smith has given herself the nickname ‘The Ninja Baker.’ She keeps a list of her friends and their favorite desserts and any time she bakes extra cupcakes or cheesecake, she will surprise them by turning up with a special treat for them. Brianna is also a volunteer at Jubilee, and a few times each …

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Calling Volunteers!

Jubilee volunteers are a valued part of the team, helping us extend our resources and bringing in specialized skill sets which are sincerely appreciated by staff and residents. We are currently seeking volunteers to fill some of our more unique needs:

–Skilled painters to help with various indoor paint projects
–Lawyer to do pro-bono child …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Partner Days at the Boutique

The free clothing boutique has long been a volunteer-run operation at Jubilee, providing consignment quality clothing to low-income and homeless women in the community. This past year the boutique served 678 women, thanks to the volunteers who come in every day of the week to sort, organize, and help our clients find that special outfit.

With …

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