Jumpstart

Volunteer events

Participate in Jumpstart events as a volunteer!

For more information and questions about any of our events, please contact our volunteer coordinators at jstartvc@uw.edu.


  • Literacy Jamboree: Read the Tide

    April 21, 2018

    Read the Tide Join us for a day of family fun! Celebrate literacy, culture, and self-empowerment with UW Jumpstart & The Sisterhood of Pi Nu Iota as we instill in the mid and heart that the gift of knowledge is deserved by all, no matter where you may come from! This event is geared towards…

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  • YouthCare Warm Meals

    April 21, 2018

    Our Jumpstart Volunteer Coordinators, Eya & Hailey, are partnering with an organization called YouthCare, and they are focused on working with and supporting youth who are currently experiencing homelessness in the Seattle area.   We will be hosting dinner at YouthCare's Orion Center! Volunteers will be trained on how to prepare and serve food to youth who are currently…

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  • Read for the Record is this Thursday!

    October 15, 2017

    Join us on October 19, 2017 to be a part of the world’s largest shared reading experience — bringing together over 2 million people each year in classrooms, libraries, community centers, and homes across the US. This annual campaign was launched over a decade ago to highlight the importance of building early literacy and language…

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  • Jumpstart Read for the Record

    July 3, 2017

    On October 19, 2017 millions of adults and children will read Quackers by Liz Wong, as part of Jumpstart’s national campaign, https://www.jstart.org/read-for-the-record/, to raise awareness about the importance of early childhood education and to support its mission to work towards the day that every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed.  Every year Jumpstart sets a…

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  • Building a Community by Building Garden Beds

    May 6, 2014

    Corps members all together

    It was an early and hot Saturday morning and involved lots of dirt! But that didn't stop our volunteers from coming down and supporting the Seattle Tilth "Just Garden Project." This organization builds food gardens for low income families in their homes and communities to promote self-sufficiency and empowerment.  A garden can provide a family with more than $650 worth of…

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