In 1989, a motivated group of twenty-somethings formed an organization dedicated to involving their generation in the Seattle community. Calling themselves The Benefit Gang, the group believed that people in their twenties desired community engagement but needed alternatives to the service clubs and high-priced charity balls attended by their parents.
What was then The Benefit Gang is now a veritable force called Seattle Works.
Seattle Works connects volunteers, develops leaders, and builds community.
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Volunteering with Seattle Works helps individuals establish or deepen roots in the community and serve as leaders.
Their nonprofit partners connect with new volunteers and get important projects accomplished; the nonprofits also tap into a pool of talented, intelligent and committed board members.
Partnering with Seattle Works helps corporations attract and retain talent by providing meaningful opportunities for employees to volunteer, hone their skills and build strong teams.
Seattle Works' mission is to connect volunteers, develop leaders, and build community.
Seattle Works' vision is a thriving community of actively engaged individuals in Seattle.