Students stand holding radishes.
Students stand holding radishes.

Summer Volunteer Hours

Join us in the school gardens at volunteer hours!

Volunteer hours are a chance to help maintain the school gardens through the  summer. There’s always things that need to be done in the gardens, from weeding & watering to harvesting & planting!

A Common Threads Food Educator will be present at each school, no experience or orientation needed to join volunteer hours! If you’d like to volunteer more regularly, or help out outside of volunteer hours, please fill out this volunteer application, and we will be in touch soon!


Sunnyland Elementary

12:30 – 2:00


12:30 – 2:30

Whatcom Middle School

2:00 – 4:00

Columbia Elementary

2:30 – 4:00


3:00 – 4:00

Northern Heights Elementary

3:00 – 4:30

Kulshan Middle School

4:00 – 5:00


5:30 – 6:00



2:00 – 4:00

Roosevelt Elementary

4:00 – 5:00

Carl Cozier Elementary

5:30 – 6:30


5:30 – 6:30

Lummi Nation School

5:30 – 6:30



11:00 – 12:30

Birchwood Elementary

12:00 – 2:00

Wade King Elementary

1:00 – 2:30

Nooksack Elementary

1:30 – 3:00


3:00 – 4:30


5:30 – 6:30


Harmony Elementary

2:30 – 4:00

Happy Valley Elementary

5:30 – 6:30


Would you like to be involved in getting kids gardening and cooking in our community? Check out the various opportunities below. 

At Common Threads, we hold ourselves accountable (individually and as an organization) to a life-long learning journey as we work to identify the roles that each of us can most appropriately play in dismantling systemic racism and building a more just and equitable world. We welcome candidates of all racial and gender identities, cultural and economic backgrounds, and of any sexual orientation to apply for employment and service opportunities. Common Threads is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status in employment or the provision of services. 

For questions or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email or call 360-927-1590.

Volunteer & Internship Opportunities 

To be notified of upcoming opportunities, please contact If you are interested in volunteering please fill out our application found here.

Typical opportunities available include: 

Garden Care Volunteers

Volunteers are needed in the growing season to help make sure our school and community gardens are well-cared for!

Gardening/Cooking Lesson Volunteers

Volunteers in this role assist AmeriCorps Food Educators with school-based lessons, often providing a small station that kids rotate through. 


Please send your resume and a cover letter that includes: your learning goals for this internships, what program the internship is required for, which academic term you are interested in interning for (including start & dates), how many hours you need for this internship, and your schedule. Applications can be sent to

Board Members

Board members lend a community stakeholder perspective and focus on governance, including high-level strategy, oversight, and accountability. If you are interested in Board service, please contact us.

AmeriCorps Service Opportunities 

Upcoming opportunities will be posted soon! Follow us on Facebook & Instagram, or sign up for our newsletter.


AmeriCorps is a federally-funded program that focuses on giving back and strengthening communities, as well as building connections through service. This organization was created in 1993, but was previously known as the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The AmeriCorps mission is to “Get Things Done for America,” essentially being able to provide support where needed, nation-wide. This can be seen in many different contexts, such as tutoring in elementary schools, helping rebuild communities and provide relief in natural disasters, environmentalism, encouraging healthy futures, and economic positions.  


AmeriCorps members earn a living stipend while serving in their community— this is not payment for hours served, but a way for members to sustain themselves throughout their service term. The federal government provides members with an educational award (Segal Award) after the completion of successful service. Members also have the opportunity to gain a deeper connection to the community by becoming more involved and fostering relationships with fellow service members, as well as people within the community they serve. Moving forward, AmeriCorps service can help members develop a clear mind about possible career paths.

Service is deeply valuable, to the service member and the community alike. Working with neighbors to create and foster strong bonds, and to find common ground in conflict, is incredibly rewarding.

Employment Opportunities 

The following positions are open at this time: