Looking to commit to something more than a done-in-a-day project? Check out the latest longer-term opportunities from our nonprofit partners, below.
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Help us lead teams of 2nd and 3rd graders from Spruce Street School through the garden at Cascade People's Center! We are seeking hands on volunteers who are excited to work with children. Prior experience in youth leadership a definite plus. Must be available select Friday afternoons, 12-2:30 , Feb-June 2nd.
There is potential to continue developing youth programs with Alleycat Acres for the right volunteer. Please contact us for more information!
We are looking for volunteers who have a desire to make a difference in the lives of those with HIV/AIDS and other life altering illnesses. Program Assistant Volunteers provide support to clients and residents by being a presence at meal times, assisting in facilitating ongoing activities, escorting residents and clients to medical appointments, being a listening ear. Some of our Program Assistants have reliable vehicles that they use to transport clients. Our volunteers provide engagement, community and socialization. Our volunteers are the heart of Bailey-Boushay House.
Bailey-Boushay House is continually accepting new volunteers! Come be part of our team.
Our Navigating Employment with Assistance and Resources (NEAR) program partners our residence with one-on-one mentorship by skilled community members. NEAR Mentors come with hiring experience, career skills, and enthusiasm to help our residents gain employment. If you have previous experience in hiring practices or job skills training, and wish to help our residents become financially independent, sign up today!
Catholic Community Services Youth Tutoring Program—Summer Learning Program Volunteer
Contact: Maureen Ricks, volunteerytp[at]ccsww[dot]org
Commitment: 1.5 hours/week for 6 weeks.
Help us prevent summer learning loss and improve the self-confidence of students living in low-income housing. Work one-on-one or in small groups with elementary and middle school youth working on reading and writing skills through a variety of fun activities. Tutoring Sessions take place Monday-Thursday 3:15-7:00.
The program runs from Monday July 11th - Friday, August 19th.
Volunteers 14-18 must have signed consent form to participate.
Cascade Ridge Racers Special Olympics Ski Program—Special Olympics Ski/Snowboard Coach or Program Volunteer
Contact: Solomon Hutchinson, solomon_hutchinson[at]outlook[dot]com
Commitment: 8 hours/week for 7 weeks + a 3 day weekend at Mission Ridge (travel expenses paid)
This is an opportunity to provide either volunteer (administration and on snow coordination) or 1:1 coaching (preferred) for a Special Olympics Ski and Snowboard Team at the Summit at Snoqualmie. Season's pass (small admin fee), free transportation and free training provided! PSIA certifications available at no additional cost - not required.
This is an incredible opportunity to enrich and enhance the lives of developmentally delayed athletes, provide them on snow training in preparation of Special Olympics State and Regional Tournaments and empower them to build confidence to succeed in today's modern world.
7 Sundays from 1/8-2/26 at the Summit at Snoqualmie (meet in Eastgate for private bus charter transport if desired) and 3 days at Mission Ridge in Wenatchee. This is a great opportunity to get some ski/snowboard time this season and positively impact this important community in King County!
If you are hesitant regarding time commitment or ski/snowboard capabilities, please reach out to us...we are confident that we can set your mind at ease with our expectations and program planning preparedness.
Volunteers will be experienced business owners or business professionals who will connect with CIE's Community Enterprise clients for one-on-one mentoring using MicroMentor.org - an innovative online matching service. Once connected, the mentor and the client work together to develop a mutually agreeable scope of work and meeting schedule. The mentoring relationship might be very specific and require only a single phone or in person meeting, or it may be long-term and consist of regular check-ins. It all depends on what works best for the mentor and the client.
CIE will provide a weekly volunteer orientation on Fridays at 9am. Attendance at an orientation is not required to begin.
The Day Center Assistant is a flexible position with varied tasks and duties including but not limited to assisting clients access services such as housing and wellness appointments, signing women in for laundry or showers, helping in the kitchen where a nutritious breakfast and lunch is served daily and helping where needed.
EGH is a welcoming, safe space for all who identify as women, including transgender women.
We're looking for individuals who are friendly, trustworthy, dedicated, and caring to donate 9 days of their time to being on staff at Camp Goodtimes, a no-cost camp for kids impacted by childhood cancer. What you get in return is priceless. We take the job of caring for medically and emotionally fragile campers seriously, but we smile, laugh, and learn every day. Each camp session, we need ~70 individuals to join us in making it a week to remember for approximately 120 campers. Are you one of them?
Looking for compassionate, responsible, trustworthy, empathetic, and joyful people age 18+. No experience working with kids with cancer needed (we have an onsite medical staff for all health concerns), but the ability to put campers' needs first and the desire to make it a week to remember are required. Job positions include cabin counselor, cabin support staff, activities, nurses, arts and crafts, and muscle (logistics). Alcohol, cigarette, and drug consumption are prohibited for the duration of your 9-day volunteer shift. Online and onsite training provided.
Read more about volunteer staff opportunities for Camp Goodtimes, and apply online using the "Apply" button . This year’s sessions are June 23-July 1, 2017 and July 14-22, 2017. Applications are due by March 25, 2017. Also check out our YouTube channel, packed with videos that help tell our story and showcase the joy of camp.
What WE do: receive donations of furniture, building supplies, and tools from the community and sell them for steep discounts (typically 50-60% of retail value). All proceeds from these sales support safe, decent, affordable housing and repairs in Seattle & King County.
What YOU do: help us make a difference in the community by helping us pick up donated items, clean/fix them, and organize them out on our sales floors. We have very few staff- we rely on volunteers to make the stores' mission possible!
Are you ready to make a difference for affordable housing? Contact us today!
Stores are located in Bellevue and Southcenter, and are open Tuesday-Saturday from 10AM-6PM. All volunteer opportunities are during this time. Store volunteers are not allowed to operate cash controlled procedures (cash register & pricing).
Our volunteers help across many areas of the thrift store by hanging clothes, sorting donations, cleaning, interacting with customers, and more! Our thrift store supports the Lifelong mission of working with clients with HIV and AIDS (and other chronic conditions). We work with volunteers to determine the best way they can provide support to the store's success.
Want to make a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities? More than 300 volunteers every week are needed to assist the 230 children and adults with disabilities Little Bit serves. No horse experience or knowledge of disabilities is required, training is provided. If you're interested in lending your expertise outside of the arena, we also have special event, facilities, administrative, and group volunteer activities available.
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center's mission is to improve the bodies, minds, and spirits of children and adults with disabilities through equine-assisted therapies and activities, and is an inspiration and educational resource to the therapeutic riding profession, both regionally and nationally.
Program volunteers assist riders by grooming and tacking horses before class, supporting riders while in class, leading horses, and putting away horses after class.
Barn Team volunteers assist with horse lunch and barn chores, including filling water buckets and cleaning stalls.
Administrative Team Volunteers support Little Bit’s mission by assisting in our office. Maintenance Team Volunteers ensure that the Little Bit facility is safe, clean, and running smoothly.
Magnuson Nature Programs--Magnuson Nature Docent
Commitment: Docents are asked to attend two orientation and training sessions during the first year; one annual docent meeting; and assist with at least 5 programs per year.
Magnuson Park contains a wide diversity of ecosystems, and is a home to hundreds of species of birds, insects, plants, and animals, as well as a thriving population of Pacific Chorus Frogs! Visiting its wetlands, grasslands, forests, and gardens is an exciting experience for the children and families who attend our nature walks, field trips, summer camps, classes, and special events. If you are interested in helping to guide these outdoor adventures, the Magnuson Nature Docent Program is for you!
Magnuson Nature Docents receive free training on Magnuson Park’s ecosystems and wildlife, then help our environmental education staff educators guide children and families who attend our programs. Docents are a valued and much-appreciated part of our nature education programs! Weekday, weeknight, and weekend docent opportunities are available, and all ages and experience are welcome. Apply now for our FREE 2017 training sessions!
At Polliwog Preschool we focus on developing the whole child - socially, emotionally, mentally and physically - while initiating them into a lifelong, meaningful relationship with the natural world. The program is play-based and student-driven with stations to choose from, discovery exploration times and specific activities that relate to a new theme each week. Energetic, caring people with a background or interest in early childhood and environmental education are needed to assist with Polliwog Preschool’s many offerings. Volunteers will get a chance to assist Polliwog Preschool Educators while contributing to the success of this popular program. Needs three references and able to pass a background check.
Para Los Niños is a grassroots community organization founded by members of the community it serves—the growing immigrant, Spanish-speaking population in South King County.
We need support with data entry, data sorting, laminating, organizing, etc. Someone who will be willing to support us with the unsexy work that helps us advance the organization and support for teachers.
Young people participating in Rainier Scholars work hard in challenging academic programs, and many need tutoring support to help them through difficult classes. Rainier Scholars is seeking volunteer tutors to help students who are finding their classes particularly challenging. These classes can range from Algebra to French to AP Chemistry and more. We primarily need science and math tutors, but are willing to add tutors of any class to our registry of tutors!
Volunteers will be asked to umpire 1-2 baseball or softball games per week (depending on availability) for age ranges 8-13 years old.
Currently, umpires are Renton Little League's largest expense. If we can mitigate this expense, we'll be better able to provide training and uniforms for the kids. I am flexible with the duration of commitment. No previous experience is required.
As a barn volunteer, you will help feed and water the horses, clean stalls and paddocks, clean grain pans, and sweep the hay lofts and barn aisles. We have two primary chore shifts seven days a week: 9 a.m. to noon and 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Barn volunteers are asked to commit to one three-hour shift a week for a minimum of three months. You must be 16 or older, although we accept youth volunteers ages 13-15 when accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also a volunteer. A 90 minute orientation session and two-hour training is required for all volunteers. Orientations are scheduled twice monthly on Saturdays. Familiarity with horses is helpful but not required. Interested? Please go online and complete a SAFE Volunteer Application.
Seattle Central College/ Basic and Transitional Studies--ESL/ABE/GED Tutors
Commitment: Next Quarter runs from October 3rd to December 9th. The most common times we need tutors are 10:00 am, 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm but we also need other times during the day (9:00 am-6:00 pm)
Tutors provide one-on-one assistance to a student who is learning English or preparing for the GED or COMPASS test. Tutors help students understand basic reading, writing, grammatical, or math concepts and provide opportunities to practice the skills they are learning in class. Tutors work with students to develop activities that are relevant to the students’ needs and goals. Tutors generally meet with a student twice a week.
Classroom Assistants work with classroom teachers in ESL and ABE classes. Classes may focus on basic reading/writing, speaking/listening, computer skills, math, or communications. Classroom assistants provide extra help to students during class time. We place volunteers in classes based on the needs of the division as well as the interests and needs of the volunteer . We prefer candidates with previous teaching or tutoring experience, but can be flexible depending on your skills and interests. Ultimately, classroom assistants work out their schedule and role with the teacher that they are partnered with.
Seattle Parks and Recreation--Restoring Van Asselt Swale
Contact: Paul Smith, paul.smith[at]seattle[dot]gov
Commitment: 4 hours per day every two weeks for three months.
Van Asselt swale collects and filters storm water before making it's way to Lake Washington. Over several years Himalayan Blackberry has taken over the this 10,000 square foot site. All the Blackberries have been cut to the ground by Parks staff, phase one. The projects second phase will be digging all the Blackberry roots out of the ground, no small task! The third and final phase will be planting natives and mulching the area. Please join us in restoring the swale and impacting Lake Washington waters. Thank you!
Join us from 9am-1pm every other Saturday!
Tiny Trees Preschool--Classroom Volunteer
Contact: James Robinson, james[at]tinytrees[dot]org
Commitment: 4 hours a month for up to 12 months.
We have fantastic volunteer opportunities coming up so that you can get involved in our classrooms! This will be a great opportunity to meet some of the Tiny Trees teachers as well as connect to the greater Tiny Trees community. Activities will include assisting teachers and children with activities in the classroom, walking in the woods, digging in the dirt, moving boxes, building learning areas and general clean-up.
Volunteering with Tiny Trees Preschool is a meaningful way to give back to children and families in your community, so please come join us!
Union Gospel Mission--Bring A Meal
Contact: Katie Gamaunt, kgamaunt[at]ugm[dot]org
Commitment: 4 hours a week
The goal of our Bring a Meal program is to not only feed those who are hungry but remove the reproach of those who are poor, addicted and homeless. We do this by caring for and engaging with our guests face to face, one meal at a time. You choose the participating location and the specific meal (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) you’d like to serve. Then you plan and purchase the meal, prepare it in our full industrial kitchens, and serve it to our guests.
All volunteers must have an approved volunteer profile and background check completed before their service event. Please call BAM Coordinator for further details.
All locations can accomodate minors EXCEPT Men's Shelter in Pioneer Square.
Vietnamese Friendship Association--TutoringPosted: 9/14/16
Contact: Sieng Douangdala, sieng.douangdala[at]vfaseattle[dot]org
Commitment: 2-4 hours/ week
School Day Tutoring:
This program serves students in the classroom during the school day. These students have been in the United States for less than a year and are adapting to a new culture, community, and education system. Tutors work one-on-one with students in specific classes (English, math, science, etc.) based on schedule and interests.
Days: Monday – Friday. The school day runs from 7:50am-2:20pm
After School Tutoring:
This program serves about 30-50 immigrant and refugee students every day. Students bring assignments from all their classes and at a variety of levels (from kindergarten to high school).
Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 2:30pm-4:30pm
This is a multicultural academic program. Students engage in intensive English and math instruction, followed by fun team-building academic activities.
Days: Saturday – 9am-1pm
Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence--Marketing Assitant/ Graphic Designer
Contact: Donovan Willeto, donovan[at]wscadv[dot]org
Commitment: 30 hours over 6 months
The Marketing Assistant/Graphic Designer will assist in the development and creation of marketing materials for the organization to increase our reach and help with fundraising efforts. Applicant should have experience and access to design products (Adobe Creative Suite, etc). This opportunity can be a remote opportunity, but applicant must come into office for orientation and training.
WSCADV has great unique events like the Refuse to Abuse 5K that takes place at Safeco Field. Great way to get engaged, give back, and have some fun!
YMCA Host Homes Program--Host Homes Volunteer
Contact: Nicole Guiberteaux, nguiberteaux[at]seattleymca[dot]org
Commitment: Full-time for six months
We are seeking dedicated community members to become a host or mentor for a young person in need through our Host Homes Program. The Host Homes program provides young people who are facing housing instability with the space and opportunity to build independent living skills, gain stability, develop lasting relationships, and focus on goal attainment by matching them with a caring and supportive host family in King County. Many of our young people are currently students and/or working multiple jobs. Hosts willingly offer a room in their home that provides safe, short-term housing to a young person experiencing housing instability. Mentorship opportunities are also available for those who would like to get involved but are not able to commit to becoming a host at this time. Our goal with the Host Homes program is to divert young people from homelessness and ensure we are setting them on a path where they can truly thrive.