Sewing Volunteer Job Description Volunteer Title: Supervised by: Location(s): Schedule: Sewing Volunteer Therapy Department Volunteer Coordinator Seattle, WA Time commitment of 2-3 hours per week as needed About Boyer Children’s Clinic Boyer Children’s Clinic improves the quality of life of children with neuromuscular disorders or other developmental delays by providing the best solutions for each child and family. Founded in 1942 by a group of doctors, parents, and volunteers, we provide a wide range of services and programs for children and their families, including classroom education; physical, speech, and occupational therapy; personalized health management; and medical consultations. Sewing Volunteer Duties Sewing Volunteers complete sewing projects for Boyer’s therapists and classrooms with special projects as needed. Specific tasks and activities include: Completing sewing projects for the therapy department such as crash pillows, covers for gym equipment (king size futons), and small towels for testing kits Completing sewing projects for the education department, including bibs and towels for snack time Completing special sewing projects as assigned (e.g., covering large climbing structures with sewable vinyl) Helping identify other creative sewing projects that meet agency and client needs Sewing Volunteers operate under the supervision and guidance of Boyer staff at all times. Sewing Volunteers could use the sewing machine on-site at Boyer or complete projects at home using their own sewing machines. Boyer will provide all project materials. Required Qualifications Commitment to the mission and values of Boyer Children’s Clinic. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with Boyer staff. Experience with a sewing machine, including threading a needle/bobbin and adjusting sewing machine tension. Ability to visualize, create, and execute patterns for specialized Boyer therapy needs. Ability to commit to a minimum of 3 months. Ability to carry bolts of fabric and lift up to 10 pounds. High School diploma or GED preferred. Candidate Profile Sewing Volunteers need to have excellent sewing and communication skills, and be able to form good working relationships with our therapists and staff. Creative pattern-making skills are a must, as is a flexible and positive attitude. We are looking for people who will take pride in helping to keep our facilities and supplies in top shape. Sewing Volunteers must also be able and willing to take direction from Boyer staff. Application Process 1. Complete an Application - Applications for Sewing Volunteers are accepted on an as needed basis. Please see our website for information on current volunteer openings. 2. Attend Orientation - During the orientation session our staff will tell you more about Boyer Children’s Clinic, and provide guidance on sewing projects.