Inspiring Others

Ken Clark has always had an interest in supporting community organizations. When Ken took over as owner of Sparks Car Care in 2014, he wanted to carry on the philanthropic tradition that Sparks Car Care embodied since it opened in 1985. “I wanted to make sure that we kept the philanthropic ideals that have always [...]

2016-12-16T09:43:59-08:00September 17th, 2015|Giving, News/Media, Stories of Hope, Volunteers|0 Comments

Be an advocate for residents of long-term care facilities

Volunteers Needed: Long-Term Care Ombuds Training Scheduled for September Long-Term Care Ombuds are "resident-directed" advocates and empower residents to use their voice to ask for what they feel they deserve. Ombuds are often the "voice" for a resident who chooses not to represent themselves, or is unable to speak for themselves. Being a Long-Term Care [...]

2016-11-28T12:44:57-08:00August 24th, 2015|LTCOP, News/Media, Volunteers|0 Comments

Connecting Through Community Service

“My generation tends to want to give their time more than money,” says Jenny Vasquez, General Manager at the Courtyard Marriott in Federal Way and chair of MSC's Crab Feed for the last two years. “We're more team-oriented, and devoted to causes. So when I got to Federal Way, I thought immediately 'Here's my opportunity.' [...]

2015-07-31T19:01:50-07:00August 4th, 2015|Events, Giving, Volunteers|0 Comments

A lifetime impact in an hour or two

Joseph Chang, a para-educator working with special education youth at Decatur High School, was looking online for volunteer opportunities where he could put his passion for education to work when he found MSC. Joseph currently leads MSC's evening GED prep program. He runs the computer lab and assists students with any questions they may have. [...]

2015-05-06T03:07:38-07:00April 18th, 2015|Education/Employment, Volunteers|0 Comments

A Little Goes A Long Way

Bev and Wayne Triplett have volunteered at MSC for an amazing nine years. “We made the commitment, so it is important to follow through,” says Wayne. And follow through they have! Bev and Wayne not only dedicate volunteer time weekly to the food bank at MSC; they also are involved in MSC’s V3 Volunteer Project [...]

2016-11-28T12:45:01-08:00March 13th, 2015|Giving, Volunteers|0 Comments

Teaching Emmett

When health issues prevented AJ from working, she started to look for something meaningful to do with her time. She found that meaning in tutoring adults through MSC’s Adult Basic Education program. For the last year and a half, AJ has met twice a week with Emmett, a 71-year-old gentleman, to help him learn how [...]

2015-03-30T23:34:01-07:00September 30th, 2014|Education/Employment, Volunteers|0 Comments

Opening Doors

"To be a part of opening the door for someone is so rewarding," says Nikki Snyder. Nikki loves grammar and enjoys teaching, so volunteering with MSC to teach English was a great way to combine these two passions. While in college, Nikki was a writing tutor and worked with a lot of students who were [...]

2016-11-28T12:45:01-08:00May 30th, 2014|Education/Employment, Volunteers|0 Comments

Making a difference for residents of long-term care facilities

The elderly have always held a special place in Joanne Chan's heart. She's put this compassion to good use by volunteering for the Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) operated through Multi-Service Center. For the last three years, Joanne has visited two local long-term care facilities on a weekly basis. She talks with residents [...]

2016-11-28T12:45:01-08:00April 30th, 2014|LTCOP, Volunteers|0 Comments