To help slow the spread of COVID-19, most people in Washington are now required to wear a face covering while in public. Join in and help keep our newest neighbors safe and healthy by sewing (or donating) cloth face masks!
Make a plan. Research the face mask pattern you'd like to use. Masks for children and adults are needed-and we ask that all coverings comply with the CDC suggested mask pattern. If you have a different pattern that's ok-please just ensure that it meets the base guidelines suggested by the CDC for a sewn mask. You may also want to engage your friends, family, co-workers, or community group! Gather some inspiration from some of our past mask sewing groups and individuals by reading about their experiences!
Sew your masks. We're looking for child & adult sized masks - both are in demand. There is no minimum or maximum on mask quantities. You may contact us at VolunteerSEA [at] rescue.orgVolunteerSEA [at] rescue.org ( )if questions come up about patterns, needs, or anything else.
Connect with us. Email VolunteerSEA [at] rescue.org with details on how many masks you have made, your preferred contact info, and any preferences on delivery. We will work with you individually to coordinate a drop-off, pick-up or delivery of masks to our office.
More opportunities in Seattle, WA
Virtual volunteer information session
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Immigration Intern (Remote)
Support refugee and immigrant community members on their paths to permanent residency and US citizenship.
Economic Empowerment Intern
Help refugees as they prepare for their first job in the United States!
Group and on-call volunteering
Short-term service projects are a high-impact and flexible way to welcome refugees and immigrants to our community! Team up for a group service day, or sign up individually as an “on-call" volunteer.