Imagine Housing provides homes for the Eastside's lowest-income and must vulnerable residents. Residents at our Kirkland location have expressed an interest in learning how to knit and/or crochet. We are seeking a volunteer to lead a regular, bi-weekly Yarn Arts Club.
Volunteers would lead tutorials on knitting and work with residents to develop beginner-level knitting or crochet skills. Volunteers should be warm and friendly and able to chit-chat with residents in a sensitive manner, and should exhibit exceptional patience with beginner-level knitters, some of whom may have additional behavioral challenges.
Arts and crafts activities can be highly therapeutic for individuals who have experienced trauma, are overcoming addiction, or are struggling with PTSD. Some of our residents may not have the dexterity to wield knitting needles, so knowledge of alternative yarn arts is desirable (e.g., finger and arm knitting, knitting without needles).
This is a great opportunity for pairs or small groups.
- Social Work
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 4 hours per month (2 hours every other week)
- Must be skilled at yarn arts (knitting, crochet) and flexible with differently-abled clients.