News and Updates

September Volunteer Basic Training Day 1

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 1:00pm

SideWalk's Basic Volunteer Training will be held on Tuesday and Thursday, September 27th and 29th from 1:00-4:00 pm at First United Methodist Church at 1224 Legion Way SE, Olympia, WA 98501.  All prospective volunteers are required to attend both days of training.  Please RSVP to Miguel at or 360-515-5587. 

SideWalk Seahawks Raffle

SideWalk is raffling off two pairs of tickets to upcoming pre-season Seahawks games! $20 per ticket enters you to win seats in section 333 to either: 

  • 2 tickets for Thursday, August 18th, 7:00 pm vs. Minnesota Vikings - $200 value - drawing on 8/12

  • 2 tickets for Thursday, August 25th, 7:00 pm vs. Dallas Cowboys - $200 value - drawing on 8/19

Event Staff Training

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 1:00pm

Phil Owen (Executive Director), Marisa Fisher (Development Officer) and Miguel Pineda (Community Outreach Coordinator) will be co-facilitating the training.  

Holes for Homes: A Golf Benefit FORE SideWalk

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 8:00am

Please join us for our second annual golf tournament FORE SideWalk at Tumwater Valley Golf Club. Enjoy a summer day out on the course to benefit our mission to end homelessness in Thurston County.

8:00am Shotgun Start (Check in begins at 7:00am)

$100 Entry Fee Includes:

"Taking Action" by Clara

SideWalk and the state of homelessness in Thurston County were recently featured in a report by a local elementary school student, Clara. She interviewed SideWalk Development Director, Anna Robinson, and did research on other agencies in our community. She did such a lovely job, we wanted to share!

Taking Action
Systems That Support The Homeless
By Clara 

Summer Volunteer Training

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 1:00pm

Basic Training

Held at First United Methodist Church

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 1 - 4pm

Sensitivity and Stereotypes - (*Mandatory for all volunteers)

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 1 - 4pm

Active Listening & Deescalating Skills - (2nd Day of Basic)          

SideWalk Seeking 2 AmeriCorps VISTA Members

SideWalk is seeking two AmeriCorps VISTA members to join our team in mid-July or mid-August. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until June 10 or until both positions are filled. Position summaries and links to full position descriptions and application instructions are found below. 


Thu, 04/14/2016 - 1:00pm

Sidewalk will be offering Basic Volunteer Orientation: April 12th and 14th from 1PM-4PM.

Both days are required for new Volunteers.  


Tue, 04/12/2016 - 1:00pm

Sidewalk will be offering Basic Volunteer Orientation: April 12th and 14th from 1PM-4PM.

Both days are required for new Volunteers.  

Day 1:  We will spend time in a group orientation about the philosophy and some of the methodology Sidewalk empowers our new Volunteers with.  Come and take a tour of SIDEWALK and find out more about how to get involved.


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