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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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!
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!
Event interns help organize, coordinate, and promote major events at the OFH including Prom, End of School Bash, Turkey Bowl, and more!
The Old Fire House's Youth Advisory Board & Advocacy (YABA) continues Redmond's tradition of youth advocating for positive change, and serving their community. Past YABA member have gone on to attend Columbia, NYU, Wellesley, UW, Evergreen, and WSU to name a few- and all have credited their involvement in YABA with skill-building and leadership opportunities.
YABA enrollment takes place annually during the month of August and entails a year long commitment
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.
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.