KCIA, TAF seek community volunteers

King County International Airport (the one we usually call Boeing Field) is accepting applications from community members to fill the role of a “community representative living in the Beacon Hill/Rainier Valley neighborhood” on the King County International Airport Roundtable.

The Roundtable acts a bridge between King County government officials, Airport management, aviation organizations and businesses, and the communities such as Beacon Hill which surround the airport. Find out more about the Airport Roundtable at the King County website.

The position is a volunteer, unpaid position, appointed by the King County Executive and the King County Council. Terms are three years in length, with a two-term maximum. Please contact Leslie Barstow at 206-296-7431 for an application or additional information.

Another organization currently seeking volunteers is the Technology Access Foundation, located on Rainier Avenue South. Their mission is “to prepare underserved children of color for higher education and professional success by providing a rigorous and relevant K-12 curriculum.”

TAF tells us,

We are currently accepting applications for classroom assistants for our TechStart afterschool program. Volunteers support the teacher by answering questions, keeping students on task and determining which students need extra support in the areas of Science, Technology, math and reading. TechStart is a free after-school academic enrichment program that uses technology to improve math, science and language literacy for students in grades K-9. TechStart students use technology tools in project-based learning experiences. While working on their projects, students gain valuable computer knowledge and communication skills, as well as other essential life skills such as time management, teamwork, fulfilling goals, and presenting information to audiences.

This opportunity is great experience for those seeking a career in teaching. Also this position is ideal for volunteers who enjoy working with younger children, are passionate about technology, and are looking to be part of a dynamic and diverse learning community.

They have other volunteer opportunities as well. See their website for further information.