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.

Note: these opportunities are not managed by Seattle Works--we offer the option to publicize organizations' ongoing positions on our website. The links below will put you directly in touch with the appropriate contact at the nonprofit of interest.

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Amara-Emergency Sanctuary Volunteer
Contact: Katherine Joseph, katherine[at]amaraparenting[dot]org
Commitment: We ask that volunteers commit to one 4-6 hour shift a month for 12 months

Emergency Sanctuary volunteers provide 24-hour a day direct care to children just removed from their homes by Child Protective Services. These highly attentive and nurturing individuals work side-by-side with paid Child Care Specialists to provide supportive, compassionate, trauma-informed care to children at this highly vulnerable time in their young lives. The Sanctuary primarily serves children up to age twelve, with most children falling under the age of six. Training and ongoing support are provided. Volunteers will have to undergo a background clearance process through DSHS and will need to submit documentation of a flu vaccine, Tdap vaccine, and TB test. Volunteers have to be over 21 for this opportunity.

Bailey-Boushay House—Volunteer Services Program Assistant​
Posted: 12/19/16
Contact: Stephanie Pietras, Stephanie.pietras[at]virginiamason[dot]org
Commitment: volunteers commit to one ongoing shift each week for one year.

Volunteer at Bailey-Boushay to assist with the day-to-day operations and make a positive difference in the lives of our residents and clients! Bailey-Boushay House is a nursing facility and day health facility located in Seattle's Madison Valley neighborhood. We are part of Virginia Mason Health System and have been supporting those living with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses for over 24 years. Volunteers support clients who attend our day health program as well as our 35 residents (living with HIV/AIDS, ALS, Huntington's Disease and/or cancer). Volunteers provide practical support in: assisting at meal time, escorting or driving residents and clients to appointments, working the reception desk or assisting with an activity or social event. Volunteers also provide vital emotional support, and in so, decrease isolation and depression by: escorting with walks in our beautiful neighborhood, watching movies, and being a nonjudgmental presence.

Virginia Mason requires a health screening, interview and completion of on-line Health Learning Center modules prior to first shift.

Bailey-Boushay House—Professional Volunteer Hair Stylist​
Posted: 12/19/16
Contact: Stephanie Pietras, Stephanie.pietras[at]virginiamason[dot]org
Commitment: volunteers commit to one ongoing shift each week for one year.

Bailey-Boushay House is a nursing and day health facility located in the Madison Valley neighborhood. It is part of Virginia Mason Health Systems and has been serving those living with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses for 24 years. We are looking for individuals with a current WA state Cosmetology License wishing to give back to our community by providing hair cuts to both our clients and residents. If you enjoy working with a diverse population and making a difference in the lives of our clients and residents, we will provide the space, and hair station! A good hair cut can change a person's outlook and make their day!

All volunteers are required to complete an interview, background check, on-line orientation, Health Learning Center modules and health screening prior to first shift.

Capitol Hill Tool Library (Sustainable Capitol Hill)—Library/ Workshop Volunteer
Posted: 12/19/16
Contact: Gina Hicks, gina[at]sustainablecapitolhill[dot]org
Commitment: 1 shift (3 hours). It's more fun to do regular shifts, but it's totally at the volunteer's discretion. All shifts are during open hours. We're open Wed 6-9pm, Sat 9-noon, Sun 4-7.

The Capitol Hill Tool Library is a community resource where people can check out tools (from saws to telescopes to food dehydrators), work in the workshop, or take classes. We need volunteers to help staff the library. Tasks could include helping people find and check out tools (we use an online inventory system), processing new tool donations, helping with classes, helping people use tools in the workshop, repairing broken tools. The limits are whatever the volunteer is comfortable doing. We operate on a donation basis, so anyone can use the library regardless of financial means.



CHOICES Education Group—Volunteer Classroom Presenter 
Posted: 12/19/16
Contact: Christine Segat, King County Project Mgr; csegat[at]choices[dot]org
Commitment: Two days consecutive days at a school for an 1-2 hours each day.

CHOICES is an interactive decision making workshop that focuses on keeping teens in school by motivating them toward their education and future. Volunteers take students through real world exercises about the consequences of dropping out and the opportunities gained by staying in school. They also introduce practical life skills such as time management, goal setting and self discipline to help teens succeed. Once trained, you sign up to present a workshop, then you will deliver two 1 hour sessions to 8th graders over two days during school hours. We provide all the training (approximately 2-3 two hours of training time) and materials prior to going into the classroom. We have many schools scheduled throughout the school year so there are lots of opportunities that can fit your schedule. Started by a Seattle dad over 30 years ago, CHOICES has served more than 6 million teens since then. We'd love to have you join our team!

Evergreen Health Hospice—Hospice Volunteer ​
Posted: 12/19/16
Contact: Criss East, cmeast[at]evergreenhealthcare[dot]org
Commitment: 1-4 hours weekly for one year.

Volunteers choose assignments in their own community to visit with hospice patients to provide companionship, run errands, or help with light housework. Volunteers must be 21+.

For more information and application visit our website: https://www.evergreenhealth.com/volunteer-info

Friends of the Children—Volunteer Tutor​
Posted: 12/19/16
Contact: Jesse Klug, volunteer[at]friendsseattle[dot]org
Commitment: 2-4 hours/week for one full quarter.

To accelerate generational change, Friends of the Children identifies youth facing the toughest challenges and connects them with professional mentors who guide them to develop their greatest potential and achieve their goals. From kindergarten through graduation, no matter what. Our ideal candidate will roll up their sleeves and do their best to support our youth to achieve academic success; and also take time to laugh and chat with our youth and mentors! Tutors will work on-site at the Friends of the Children office, located on Rainier Ave S near Columbia City, with elementary, middle-school and/or high school students. With your skills and talents, we can make our children’s future brighter!

Tutoring is frequently requested between 3 and 7pm M-TH. Possible opportunity to tutor on Saturdays. We would like to see you approximately 2 – 4 hours per week on a consistent day and time with a commitment to this position for at least one full quarter.

Sound Generations—Pathways Volunteer Specialists
Posted: 12/19/16
Contact: Isabelle Fosse, idabellef[at]soundgenerations[dot]org
Commitment: 4-8 hours/ week for a year.

Pathways is the volunteer component to the professional (paid) Information and Assistance program that has been the foundation of the aging network in King County for 47 years. Highly-trained volunteers listen, assess, guide, and provide referrals to a number of programs including: case management, housing, Medicaid, nutrition, wellness, chores, legal, transportation, health care, employment, counseling, and home repair. Follow-up assistance is provided as well, to make sure people don’t fall through the cracks. Our Volunteers help adults living with disabilities, older people and those who love them, remain healthy and in their homes as long as possible by helping them access a network of community connections and services.

At Sound Generations we embrace the belief that cultural, social and other differences should be respected and celebrated. We are building a team of staff, board members and volunteers with extraordinary cultural competence and provide that team with tools to positively address institutionalized racism. Volunteers will have a support network and experience a great sense of purpose with our meaningful service opportunity.