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Volunteer To Make Our Communities Better

Members of District 751's Machinists Volunteer Program participate in various community service events each and every year donating over 10,000 hours of their time.

Members of our union have been recognized numerous times by the President of the United States through the Points of Light Foundation.

District 751 became a certifying organization under that program where we track and maintain the database of hours for each and every event our members participate in.

Spend some time on this web site and see the various projects we do. Learn about our low income housing units. See where your donations through the Employee Community Fund (ECF) goes.

Want to get involved in the Machinists Volunteer Program? Contact us at Machinists@iam751.org and tell us you too would like to help make our communities a better place.

Lakewood WA September 2013 - Machinists Union Building Better Communities


Seattle WA April 2013 - Volunteers build yet another wheelchair ramp for a Puget Sound family.


Seattle WA April 2013 - Seattle to Spokane Wheelchair Ride to Raise Money for Guide Dogs of America


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Seattle WA December 2011 - Supporting the Salvation Army's annual Christmas Angel Toy n Joy event District 751 members pick up and deliver donated toys from area businesses employees. Then on December 22nd, underprivileged families get teamed up with a personal shopper volunteer to ensure their Christmas is special.


Seattle WA. June 2011 - Number 300! Machinists in Seattle put the finishing touches on their 300th wheelchair ramp for area recipients. The Machinists Volunteer Program was created in 1997 to help Build Better Communities. Completing their 300th wheelchair ramp was a great achievement.




Auburn WA - Auburn Clean Sweep

On Saturday May 7th Machinists Volunteers pitched in at the Annual Auburn Clean Sweep. Our team built a fence like structure and installed art panels. This was a great event to show District 751’s commitment to building a better community.

Seattle WA - Help for The Homeless at Qwest Field

Members of the Machinists Volunteer Program (MVP) teamed up with the United Way of King County to provide valuable services to the Seattle area homeless. If for nothing more than maybe just a day to say we appreciate you and give them access to a variety of services and even a little pampering, it was a good day.



Seattle WA - Volunteers Recognized at Annual Machinists Volunteer Banquet


Kent WA - Deck and Railing Project - March 2011


Tacoma WA - March 2011 MVP's Cook and Serve Dinner at the Tacoma Rescue Mission


Stanwood WA - MVP's Step up to help a fallen Brother -
January 15th 2011

When an aggressive cancer, took her husband of nearly 20 years and left her with a 13-year old daughter and a 12-year old son, Vicky found help from her family – her union family.

The Machinists Volunteer Program (MVP) was first contacted in late October to build a wheelchair ramp for the member in Stanwood, who was wheelchair bound after being diagnosed with cancer, which made it difficult to get in and out of his home for treatment. Making it even more challenging was the fact that he had moved his wife and two kids to the area just three years earlier to accept a job on the 787 line – leaving them with no real family support network to help. read more here...

Northwest Harvest Food Sort December 28th

Machinists volunteers gathered over the holiday break to help Northwest Harvest sort and pack thousands of pounds of frozen beans. Thank you to the members and their families for taking a little time during the holiday break to make our communities better. If you would like to get involved in helping us help others, click here and sign up to be on our monthly mailing list of upcoming events. You can also check the calendar here for upcoming events.



December 2010 - Toy n Joy Event with the Salvation Army in Seattle WA.

Machinists Volunteers spent much of the day on Monday December 20th gathering toys donated from various Puget Sound area businesses and organizations for the Salvation Army. Machinists also helped set up the Qwest Field exhibition center for the distribution event held on Tuesday December 21st.

 Thank you to all our Machinists Union brothers and sisters for helping to build better communities.

December 2010 - Machinists and Hometeam Harvest

Machinists in Action at Hometeam Harvest & Seahawks Blue Thunder Drum Corps supporting the cause

 Machinists Part 1
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 Machinists Part 2
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Blue Thunder Drums and Ron
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Blue Thunder II
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Blue Thunder "In Your Face"
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Blue Thunder Just Having Fun
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December 2010 - Machinists rang bells for the alvation Army at Westlake Center in Seattle




Update - KING 5 T.V. Report of Machinists Building a Better Community

December 2010 - Machinists Load up to Support Home Team Harvest This Saturday!

"Truly, the Aerospace Machinists Union has become as much a part of Home Team Harvest as anyoneelse.   It’s never been an official partnership, but you should know how much we appreciate you and have come to depend on you for your leadership on location each year.  You’re the ones out there directing traffic and carrying those big bags of food from trunks to trucks. 
I hope you’ll be back to help us THIS December 4th… because we need you – we need LOTS of volunteers." click here for the video feed




Salvation Army Toy and Joy Tag n Bag- District 751 November 2010


IAM District 751 Wheelchair Ramp for retired member - November 2010


IAM 751 Machinists and King 5 Team Up again to Support Northwest Harvest - November 2010

In just a few minutes, I'll be heading out the door... from KING TV to Union Hall, to spend a few minutes talking with the aerospace mechanics. Over the last 10 years they have become an unofficial yet important part of our annual event.

IAM Local 1951 Member Receives a Guide Dog - October 2010


Guide Dogs of America was founded over 60 years ago by Joseph Jones, Sr. with the help of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers


Salvation Army Candy Drive delivery - October 29th 2010


IAM 751 Marysville Ramp Project October 2010


To see more videos of projects the IAM does to Build Better Communities, be sure to check out our Video of Projects Page

IAM Team 751 Breast Cancer Walk - October 2010


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IAM District 751The Herald reports on Local 751-A's Steel & Wheels car show

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IAM District 751Tacoma Weekly features two District 751 volunteers!

Two Pierce County men have been honored by the White House for their community service efforts as members of the Machinists Union. Rob Curran of Graham and Vennie Murphy of…

"Thanks for a great Christmas Gathering. To the members of Local Lodge 2766 thank you for your support to the Downtown Rescue Mission."

North Carolina
"Thanks to the support of the Brothers and Sisters of LL 2297, Operation Write-On was a rousing success. I spent the afternoon of Friday, September 11, delivering loads of school supplies to Arthur W. Edwards Elementary School, Havelock Elementary School, and Annunciation Catholic School."

The New IAM union hall is "the only FEMA certified building south of Montgomery. There is no better way we can think of to help the community in a time of need, like a hurricane."

Machinists District Lodge 751 has been honored by the White House for its community service efforts. Read more here

Community Service Events Calendar - Washington

In many school districts, high school students must do community service in order to graduate. We can help provide various opportunities to choose from.

Check out our events calendar and sign up in our volunteer database for future notifications.

Volunteer Sign Up Here

We Are All Connected

Local businesses benefit when members of the IAM patronize their respective establishments.

IAM members and their families are an essential building block of a community. We are the infrastructure improving the quality of our community.

The IAM touches every walk of life and strives to improve the places where we all work and live through various community service events that improve the quality of life for everyone.

  • Schools
  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Grocery
  • Retail
  • Cars
  • Homes
  • Utilities
  • Daycare
  • Recreation
  • Gas Stations
  • Little Leagues
  • Coaching
  • PTA
  • City Councils
  • Parks
  • Charities
  • Boy Scouts
  • Girls Scouts
  • Churches
  • Restaurants
  • Sports events
  • Small Business
  • Tax base

Since 1888, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) has been building a better community through collective bargaining.

Our Mission: Justice on the Job and providing a Service to the Community.

A community flourishes when IAM members live and work within it. You can count on IAM members and their families to Build a Better Community, wherever you live.

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