Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Wondering how to get involved at the lodge?

Read on to learn more about upcoming opportunities for meeting other Elks and giving back to the community. Check out the Elks Facebook page for event details and contact us at volunteer@ballardelks.org to let us know you want to help out.

Oct. 15: Third Annual Frock Swap – Women’s Clothing exchange benefiting Mary’s Place
(Volunteer shifts available starting 9/5 – 10-15)

The Frock Swap event chairs are expanding their planning and event-day teams to match the event’s growing success. We have one-time shifts, multiple shifts, and team leader opportunities. Training is provided and leadership is encouraged. Come join the fun. The event takes place on October 15th. There is a lot to do to prep for this event, and a lot to do day-of event.

Sorting: Sun 10/1 & Sun 10/8 (3-5pm)

Grab a beverage, do some sorting, dress up our hard-working mannequins, and have fun.

Pre-Event Prep: Sat 10/14 (10am-1pm, 1-4pm, or 4-7pm shifts)

Stage for the event, move boxes into event space, load clothing onto racks, etc.

Event Day: Sunday 10/15

• 7am-11am: Not just for lady frockers…everyone is welcome!
Set up tables, changing area, bar, racks, merchandise clothing, jewelry, and accessories.

• 10am-1:30pm: Help on the floor, be an Elks representative, etc.

• 1:30pm-4pm: Help on the floor, be an Elks representative, etc.

• 4pm – 6pm: Calling all Elks members and friends. The more the
merrier as we get the frocking space back in order. Then we celebrate!

If you would like to sign up to help with this event, please email volunteer@ballardelks.org. 

Oct. 13 – AC/DC Cover Band Concert – For Those About to Rock…do it for the kids
We’re looking for volunteers to help with a Childrens therapy fundraising effort. We will be selling raffle tickets at concerts featuring local AC/DC cover band Problem Child. A local corporate sponsor will match funds raised! Promote and work with the band to raise awareness for the Elks and raise money for our kids. For more information contact Grims Gislason at grimsgiw@hotmail.com

Oct. 8: Shuck Shack Beach Party – Oyster Whisperers Wanted
Join us to make the 1st annual oyster party a shuckin’ success. We need volunteers for 2:30 – 5:30 pm shifts.
(4) Shuckers – Let us know if you need an oyster knife and gloves
(4) Rovers – Refill dishes and flatware; help with wrap-up
(2) Ice Runners – Run ice; help with wrap-up

If you would like to sign up to help with this event, please email volunteer@ballardelks.org. 

10/3 – Burgers and Bingo
This is a big, monthly event for the Ballard Elks. Well-attended, always fun and very successful. Each month we cook and serve at least 100 burgers w/fries and have about 150 people attend to play bingo. Sign up to help each month or just one time! Email volunteer@ballardelks.org to volunteer. The charity for this fundraising event rotates monthly.

(5) – Kitchen help – frying fries, assembling burgers and fries, serving (5:30-7pm)
(2) – Kitchen Clean-up – dishes, kitchen cleaning (7-pm – 8:30)
(2) – Sell raffle, snacks and special game general front of house help. (5:45 – 8:30pm)
(2) – Event clean-up – wipe down tables and Lodge Hall clean-up (9-9:30 pm)

If you would like to sign up to help with this event, please email volunteer@ballardelks.org.