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Opportunities at the Old Fire House

The Old Fire House Teen Center has been serving the teens of Redmond since 1992. We choose volunteers who want to contribute positively to their community. Whether to showcase your commitment to community service for college applications and scholarships, or to build leadership and organizational abilities- the OFH has friendly and knowledgeable staff to help guide you during your involvement!

The following listings of volunteer opportunities provide an idea of what each opportunity entails, the commitment level needed, and what skills are to be gained. For more information stop by the OFH, or contact staff 425-556-2370, ofh@redmond.gov

                                                                                                       

Youth Advisory Board & Advocacy (YABA)

The Old Fire House's Youth Advisory Board & Advocacy (YABA) continues Redmond's tradition of youth advocating for positive change, and serving their community. YABA members help create positive experiences for Redmond teens by organizing a wide range of events, from the SnowBall toy drive concert, Laugh On comedy night and our huge signature Summer Time Radness year end party to smaller activities like 3-on-3 basketball tourneys, paint along to Bob Ross night, and Homecoming game tie-dye parties!

Past YABA members have all credited their involvement in YABA as a key component in the development of their leadership, organizational and outreach skills, which helped propel them on to attend places like Columbia, NYU, Wellesley, UW, Evergreen, and WSU to name a few. Joining YABA is more than just a way to impress colleges- it’s a way to give back while having fun with friends.

Details: YABA meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month 6pm -7:30pm.

Each month members are asked to organize 1 event in addition to attending one other YABA lead activity.  Hours spent at meetings and organizing events count towards their community service hours. Time commitment ranges from 2 to 6 hours a week depending on what’s going on.

Meetings start September 18th, 2018

APPLY NOW!
Applications are due on Saturday September 15th.

OFH YABA

                                                                                                       

Teen Arts Collective (TAC)

Artists and art enthusiasts, join Redmond’s first Teen Arts Collective (TAC)
• Collaborate with other teen artists
• Determine what art opportunities you want to see in Redmond!
• Participate in art events and activities
• Organize artist showcases
• Learn to market and lead workshops
• Earn community service hours

Details: TAC meets the 1st Thursday of the month 7pm.

Each month members are asked to organize and support our monthly Artist Showcase and other TAC lead art activity.  Hours spent at meetings and organizing events count towards their community service hours. Time commitment ranges from 2 to 6 hours a month depending on what’s going on.

Drop in and check out our meeting on Thursday September 6th at 7pm
Join Now!

                                                                                                       

Internship Program

 

The Old Fire House provides a variety of ways for teens to get involved with their community. The internship program is a limited duration, skill-building opportunity with a specific focus ranging from nutrition programs to administrative and more!
Full Internship Details
Apply Here!

                                                                                                     

Teen Led Activities

The most popular way for young people to get involved and build leadership skills is to organize their own program! Any positive talent or interest, from comedy to breakdancing, can be shared at the Old Fire House.
Come by the OFH to check out what your friends are up to and sign-up to lead your own program!  
Teen Lead Tea Party

                                                                                                       

School Club Events

Many clubs and organizations have held successful, fun events here at the Old Fire House; including the following Redmond High School club events:

  • Nourishing Networks Holiday Toy Drive
  • French Club's Mardi Gras Party
  • Latinos Unidos' Day of the Dead Celebration
  • Film Club's "Behind the Lens" film festival and Q&A with directors, in partnership with MOHAI
  • GSA Open Mic Night of Noise
  • Asian Student Association's Lunar New Year
  • and more every year!

Speak with your faculty advisor and contact the OFH to discuss organizing your club's event!
Redmond High School French Club

Senior Projects

Past Senior Projects include silk-screen design fashion show, music compilation, event planning, benefit concerts, and more! Share your ideas with OFH staff to see if it's a fit!

                                                                                    

Volunteer/Community Service


Whether for a school assignment, court, honor society, or your own need to do good, the Old Fire House always has a need for volunteers!

Volunteer- if you want to volunteer, just come down to the OFH, talk to staff there about what opportunities there are, and get started.
Teen & Adult volunteers cooking dinner for homeless shelter
Community Service- for community service with specific time requirements for school or clubs, please email the OFH two week before your intended start date to confirm community service opportunities and arrange a schedule. 

For teens with court-ordered community service, email the OFH with the phone number of your diversion counselor and information regarding the timeline and time obligation of your community service plan. At the time of your completion OFH staff will write you a formal letter of competition, and call your diversion counselor if necessary. 

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