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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion

Mission: The World is Fun is a 100% volunteer run 501(c)3 organization devoted to introducing individuals, businesses, and those in need and encouraging them to participate in a creative community that enriches Seattle with the common belief that: yes, the world is fun.

Geographic areas served: Seattle, WA

Programs: Community core: our community core program works within seattle to engage volunteers in active participation in their community and philanthropy by partnering with other local nonprofit organizations and planning group volunteer opportunities and events that serve as the catalyst in connecting new volunteers with organizations in need. In 2011, we developed 58 such events. We built a volunteer list of over 1,500 seattle volunteers and we provided 5,028 volunteer hours for the community. Through our beard & stache fest event we raised $5,311 for treehouse, an organization the helps foster kids in the area. We did this all with a 100% volunteer run staff comprised of 20 dedicated individuals.

critical core: our critical core provided over 900 meals for seattle's food insecure, served through three local organizations: jubilee women's center, rose of lima house, and youthcare's orion center. Twif also developed a program that meets the volunteer needs of an evening cooking program and the shelter's need for an early mealtime.

corporate core: our corporate core program worked with local businesses to create team building volunteer opportunities for them to strengthen their staff, build morale, and connect with their community.

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 1

The world is not fun with TWIF, let me tell you. If you enjoy pouring beer for a bunch of drunk losers volunteer for TWIF, that's what they do.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have loved my involvement with TWIF and think its a great asset to Seattle for both those it serves and those that want to get involved and give back

Cassi G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined The World is Fun as a volunteer newsletter editor to meet people and put some of my journalism knowledge from college to good use. What I got was so much more. Not only was I supporting one organization, I was supporting many non-profits throughout the area and getting to find out about a ton of fun events. As an added bonus, the great thing about the TWIF is once you're finished with one volunteer event, there is another one, or an opportunity to help TWIF itself. I've never been so connected with my volunteer experience. It's truly been rewarding.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The World is Fun (TWIF) has shown me how public relations and volunteering can be fun. I have been volunteering as TWIF’s Public Relations Coordinator for only one month, but in that time I have had the opportunity to further my communication skills and help people in need. TWIF is a great non-profit organization because it brings people together to better the community in a fun way. For anyone who gets involved, you will discover that: yes, the world is fun!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The World is Fun is a great way to give back to your community, meet some amazing people and just have fun! It's a fantastic group of people who have come together to support their city and have a good time while doing it and I'm happy to be a part of it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I got involved with TWIF to get a break from my corporate day job and give back to the community, but never realized what I was getting into! The people that volunteer with TWIF are amazing - energetic, fun, and driven. So not only have I been able to meet great people, but I've learned about other great nonprofits and causes at the same time. That, plus TWIFs ability to pull in local businesses to support great causes is unique and exciting for nonprofit work. I'm excited to stay engaged with TWIF for years to come!

Brittany6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

TWIF knows how to have fun while giving back to their community!

Jessica74

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I researched a number of organizations when considering where to volunteer and determined that The World is Fun (TWIF) was my best option. It has not disappointed. Through TWIF, I've been able to meet interesting new people, explore new places and give back to the community. TWIF provides a little of something for everyone in their '20s and '30s and makes volunteering fun. Not only that, it gets results. TWIF has made an impact through food kitchens, bike repairs, and friendly mustache competitions. It's a great way to get people out and maximizing their spare time - TWIF makes it all happen.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

If you are looking for a fun and social way to get involved in the Seattle community and give back to that same community - look no further.