Why log hours?

Your volunteer hours fund refugee resettlement resources!

Through a government matching grant, volunteer hours are worth up to $25.43 per hour. Those funds are funneled back into our early employment program to help newcomers find jobs in their new community in western Washington.

Step 1: Sign up for 'Track it Forward'

  1. Click here to begin registration.
  2. Enter your information
  3. Click Sign Up
  4. Optional: Download the app to track from your phone. You must first register in Track It Forward before you can use the app.

Step 2: Log hours

Log in to Track It Forward or open the app. Fill out the appropriate fields for your volunteer position.

These are the fields you need to fill out:

  1. Hours: how much time did you spend volunteering? 
  2. Date: date volunteered
  3. Activity: choose the activity that fits with your volunteer role (see examples below). If your role isn't listed, check with the volunteer coordinator.
  4. Mileage: log miles driven with a client or for your volunteer role. Do not log miles to or from your home.
  5. Notes: include the following information for every submission to ensure your hours will count for a match:
    • First and last name of who you worked with
    • What you did -- include examples of learning English and exploring community resources if using ESL tutoring or Community Orientation activity types.
    • Donations -- estimated value of any donated items (e.g. classroom supplies, $25)
 
EXAMPLES:
Volunteer role
Activity
Notes example
Cultural Companion
ESL tutoring (inside home)
Community orientation (events)
Met with Mohammad Wali to practice English and learned words for different foods.
Went to the library with Samira Azizi helped her get a library card. 
ESL Class Assistant
ESL Class
Helped in the morning ESL class. Donated 5 boxes of pencils and pens ($20)
Front Desk 
Administrative Help
Helped at the front desk and updated the resource binder
Employment Volunteer
ESL tutoring
Helped Ban Le make a resume
Host Home
ESL tutoring (inside home)
Community orientation (events)
Home tour with Moses Tekle and family. Labeled kitchen items in English and Amharic.
Took the bus to the grocery store and helped Tekle family activate EBT card. 
Youth Programs
ESL tutoring (homework groups)
Community orientation (youth camp)
Helped kids with homework at Mill Creek School 
Assistant coach at summer soccer camp

 

 

Need some extra help? Check out the tutorial video for visual step-by-step instructions.