Sign up as a volunteer
Thank you for considering being a volunteer for Living Islands. As a volunteer, you will be a critical part of Living Islands’ success, and every hour you donate to our projects means the world to our community and us!
Please go here to sign up http://linp.org/volunteer and then click “Fill in an application” in the upper right corner:
Interpreters and Translators
If you are interested in translating documents or being an onsite interpreter, please sign up using this form:
Living Islands’ Policy on unpaid volunteer work
Living Islands has been fortunate to receive substantial support from our stakeholders for over a decade, including work, cultural foods, materials, and monetary donations. However, starting in 2022, we have updated our policy: Living Islands will no longer accept unpaid volunteer work or donated resources without compensation. We are committed to ensuring that any event or program we undertake includes a budget for compensating our volunteers and acknowledging community contributions.
This decision was made after careful consideration, especially in cases where funding was solely allocated for “Food” and “Wrap-around services” but did not permit us to remunerate our volunteers who contributed to distribution and were often in need themselves. When our community members volunteer at Living Islands, we believe in compensating them for their valuable time and effort.
While we continue to welcome in-kind donations, financial contributions, and donated services from organizational partners outside the community groups, we ensure that these donations do not impose any hidden personal costs on the donors.
Tracking your hours
As our organization is steadily growing every year, we are trying to keep track of the time you so kindly donate to our projects, and whenever we possibly can, we try to compensate you for the time you spend helping us.
To do this, we are now encouraging everyone to sign up in our time-tracking volunteer portal:
Please bookmark that link – you will be using it every time you log in hours or sign up to help at an event!