Scene in Edmonds: The Waterfront Center is co-hosting a volunteer recruitment event

Groups meet with potential volunteers at the Edmonds Waterfront Center on April 9. (Photos courtesy of Edmonds Waterfront Centre)

The Edmonds Waterfront Center, in partnership with 17 other local nonprofits, hosted an event last weekend designed to connect potential volunteers with nonprofits in need of help.

“It was a huge success,” said lead organizer Sandra Butterfield of the April 9 event. “According to the guest log, we had over 135 attendees looking for volunteer opportunities.” Participating nonprofits included:

  • Art Walk & Wine Walk Edmonds
  • Cascadia Art Museum
  • Kids clothing
  • Edmonds Arts Festival
  • Edmonds Arts Center
  • Edmonds Chamber of Commerce
  • Edmonds Driftwood Players
  • Edmonds Floretum Garden Club
  • Edmonds Food Bank
  • Edmonds Lions Club
  • Edmonds Historical Museum
  • Edmonds in bloom
  • Edmonds Museum Summer Market
  • Edmonds Rotary
  • Edmonds Waterfront Center
  • Edmonds Wildlife Habitat Native Plant Demonstration Garden
  • Northwest Neighbors Network
  • Save Our Marsh-Estuary

For years the event was hosted by the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society. When the company outgrew its space, it turned to the Waterfront Center.

“It was a powerful image of the strong network of non-profit arts organizations, service centers and providers in our community,” said Waterfront Center CEO Daniel Johnson.

“The Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society was thrilled to be part of the event,” said Dave Teitzel, who chairs the Edmonds Museum Summer Market. “There was great turnout and lots of interest in the variety of fun volunteer opportunities”

Based on the positive feedback, plans have already begun to expand the event to EWC next year.

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