We are a multifaceted movement of local churches, businesses, school districts, non-profits, PTSAs, and other community organizations with a passion is to mobilize as one for our community. We come together to help schools get ready for the new school year, to help our local schools become a premier learning environment for our kids. Studies show that a clean and encouraging learning environment heightens student involvement in school activities, develops a sense of pride and ownership in the school, and increases students overall learning levels.
Our projects include helping teachers set up classrooms, as well as improving the campus through paint, repair, and other grounds projects. Community Serve Day is not just a one-day event: it’s an attitude and a commitment to reach out and help those who live closest to us. It’s about caring for others and using our time and resources to make our schools and neighborhoods a better place. Here is how you can get involved. Find a project close to where you live, then register to work at that site for four hours on August 21. Once registered, you’ll receive information on your project via email.
Questions? Contact Us
Select a school near you and sign up to serve.
What times can we work? What time does it start and finish?
At each site we will be working from 9 am–1 pm followed by a time of celebration.
What do I wear?
Work attire is appropriate. Please take into account the weather for the day. Volunteers may be inside or out depending on their assignment. Those working outside should bring sunblock.
What types of work might I be doing?
Classroom assistance jobs may vary from working on bulletin boards, to cutting out materials, to sorting and filing, decorating, etc. Facility improvement jobs at schools may include painting blacktop games, washing windows and desks, weeding, landscaping, etc.
What do I need to bring?
Do I need to bring food?
Some sites will be providing snacks, but you may want to bring your own just in case. Also, please remember to bring your own water container.
Do I need to bring tools?
That depends on your assignment. Your Project Coordinator will let you know of specific tools that will be needed. Gardening and weeding tools are the most needed tools at most sites. If you bring any tool, please be sure it is labeled with your name and contact information.
Will I be working alone?
In most cases, people will be working in small teams, led by a team leader. Again it depends on the nature of your assignment, but in general, most people will be working in a small group.
Is there a celebration event to conclude the day?
YES! Water and snacks will be provided for volunteers, teachers, and staff members on-site at each of the schools. We’ll have water and snacks as we conclude the event at each school. In addition, Eastside Foursquare Church will be hosting a community celebration at 5pm.
Can my kids participate in Community SERVE Day?
Absolutely! They are welcome to work alongside of you at any of the sites. We would encourage you to be sure when you arrive that morning at check-in that you request a child-friendly project.
2400+ volunteers from 13 local churches, schools, and community groups will prepare classrooms and beautify school campuses through painting, weeding and grounds projects for the 8th annual Community Serve Day, organized by Northshore Community in partnership with the Northshore School District and Lake Washington School District.
Sunday, August 21st, 9:00am-1:00pm.
22 schools in the Northshore and Lake Washington school districts
In the cities of Bothell, Kenmore, Kirkland, and Woodinville
Map of event locations
Moorlands Elementary School, 15115 84th Ave NE, Kenmore, WA 98028
Crystal Springs Elementary School, 21615 9th Ave SE, Bothell, WA 98021
Known statewide and nationally for academic excellence, the Northshore School District is a public school district that serves more than 21,000 students in Bothell, Kenmore, Woodinville and areas of unincorporated King and Snohomish counties.
LWSD is the public school district serving over 27,000 students in the cities of Kirkland and Redmond, as well as about half of Sammamish. On the north end of the district, some Bothell and Woodinville residents also attend our schools.
Northshore is a community who follows Jesus, connects in authentic relationships, grows together in faith, and volunteers to make an impact in our local community and around the globe.
The following community groups and churches participated in Community SERVE Day 2016, contributing over 2,350 volunteers: