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Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities


Looking for opportunities to respond to the COVID-19 crisis? Review the current COVID-19 volunteer opportunities here or check-out our COVID-19 Resources for more ways to help! You can also visit United Way King County's volunteer page for other ways to support our community during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

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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Current Opportunities (click links for full descriptions)

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Dogs for Better Lives- Raise a future Assistance Dog!

Dogs for Better Lives is in need of foster puppy raisers. Foster Puppy Raisers open up their homes and hearts to help raise and train future assistance dogs for people with disabilities. Puppy Raisers foster puppies from 8 weeks to 14 months old and attend local training classes in addition to taking the puppy into public for exposure and socialization. Co-raisers who have a family member or friend interested in sharing the responsibility are also welcome to apply. Teenagers co-raising with a parents are welcome to apply. Our puppies are often purpose-bred labrador retrievers, but we do sometimes have a litter of small breed or mixed breed puppies that have been rescued from a shelter.

Anacortes, WA

Helping Hands Clothing Pricer Needed

Helping Hands Ministries Internation is a nonprofit organization that strives to provide help and assistance to the Local Community, the women and children in Peru, and World wide. Helping Hands Mi. has a Thrfit Store in Bothell that could use your help! There are a variety of job/tasks that need to be completed each day. Currently Helping Hands is in need of a volunteer to tag, price, and restock clothing. Two to fours weekly- flexible between 10 am and 5:00 pm, Monday thru Saturday. No experience needed! Please come help give us a hand!

Bothell, WA

One on One Youth Mentoring

Become a youth mentor with the Success Mentoring Program! As a mentor you are matched with a student from the Bellevue or Lake Washington School Districts, who could benefit from extra support. The mentor is asked to spend 2-4 hours a week with their mentee for at least 1 year. Your time together is spent in the community doing things you both enjoy! During your time together, you as a mentor, have the opportunity to provide academic, social, and emotional support through a consistent and caring relationship intended to enhance your mentee’s opportunity for success in school and the community.

Bellevue, WA

Refugee Women's Alliance - Elementary Tutor

As a volunteer tutor with ReWA’s afterschool literacy program, you will be working with 1st-5th graders on building critical reading and writing skills as well as providing homework help. Our program supports Somali-speaking and Spanish-speaking students from immigrant and refugee families in navigating the Seattle school system and developing literacy skills in an environment that encourages social-emotional learning and elevates youth voice.

Seattle, WA

Storytime Volunteer

This volunteer opportunity is currently on hold, as child care facilities navigate new procedures for volunteers in their classrooms. If you are interested in this opportunity, please let us know and we will be in touch when it is back up and running... Engage with the children who attend Goodwin Connections approved childcare/preschool sites and their peers by reading during storytime. Goodwin connects families to educational opportunities that build financial stability and create generational change. Our Family Connections Program makes quality childcare and preschool more affordable and consistent for parents who are attending college. Represent Goodwin Connections and educate community members about what we do and how they can help. Volunteer once a week, once a month, or on a schedule that works best for you. We have locations in the city as well as in the north and south ends. Storytime is typically less than an hour commitment and takes place between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thank you to Third Place Books for curating our Storytime book list with inspired read-aloud books with diverse characters.

Seattle, WA

Administrative Support

Description Atlas Assistance Dogs(R) (Atlas) is looking for one or more people to help with various administrative tasks. All are online and would require interfacing with applications such as sharepoint, salesforce or Canvas learning platform. Prior knowledge of these is not required, but comfort with the Microsoft environment and using web applications is. Atlas Assistance Dogs is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit working to ensure access to assistance dogs for anyone who would benefit from them by bringing qualify training and certification to the individual wishing to be part of training their own dog.

Content Creator- Dog, Human, or Service animal related courses

Atlas is looking for people with domain experience and knowledge to help expand our courses. Atlas Assistance Dogs is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit working to ensure access to assistance dogs for anyone who would benefit from them by bringing qualify training and certification to the individual wishing to be part of training their own dog. We have courses that cover four primary areas and can use input in all. People - relates to communication, ethics, teaching, lesson planning, building a sustainable business, etc. -Educators and various health care providers or people with leadership/business experience would all be an excellent fit. Dog -relates to dog training, dog behavior, and dog health. -Experienced dog trainers and handlers, veterinary professionals, or other animal professionals would be an excellent fit. Service - relates to understanding disabilities, teaching specialized disability skills, building service dog training programs, preparing for public access, etc. -Mental health and medical professionals, experienced service dog trainers and handlers, educators or other providers with experience working with people with disabilities would all be an excellent fit. General Awareness -relates to understanding of service dogs, positive reinforcement, and educating the public. -Educators, people with communications experience, people with any variety of dog or human education experience all would be an excellent fit.

Content Creator/Blogger/Newsletter Contributor Volunteer

Atlas Assistance Dogs(R) (Atlas) is looking for one or more people to cultivate, create, and distribute content that will both engage our internal constituents (clients, trainers, volunteers) and provide meaningful content and outreach for the general public. Applicants can be in any location. Involvement includes areas such as creating content, formatting news letters, conducting interviews, doing online research, editing/distilling content, blogging. Atlas Assistance Dogs is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit working to ensure access to assistance dogs for anyone who would benefit from them by bringing qualify training and certification to the individual wishing to be part of training their own dog.

Dogs for Better Lives- Short-term Foster

Dogs for Better Lives trains assistance dogs for people with disabilites. Many of the dogs we train we rescue from shelters. Before training, newly recruited dogs from a shelter or rescue benefit from a transitional home to start learning appropriate behaviours and ease into working-dog life. The timeframe for transitional fostering is typically 2-4 weeks. DBL provides a crate and pays for vet bills. The foster provides food and toys and teaches basic house manners such as crate training, toileting outside, and staying off of furniture. After 2-4 weeks the dog goes to our campus in Southern Oregon to begin training as an assistance dog. Throughout their training fosters will get monthly updates on how the dog is progressing and notification when the dog graduates or is available for adoption. Please visit https://dogsforbetterlives.org/get-involved to learn more and fill out an initial application.

Grant Writer/Researcher Volunteer

Atlas Assistance Dogs(R) (Atlas) is looking for one or more people to find relevant grants or funding opportunities and to complete grant applications. Applicants can be in any location. This role is key to Atlas' long term sustainability. Atlas Assistance Dogs is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit working to ensure access to assistance dogs for anyone who would benefit from them by bringing qualify training and certification to the individual wishing to be part of training their own dog.

Graphic Designer

Atlas Assistance Dogs (Atlas) is looking for one or more people with graphic design experience to help us develop various marketing and educational materials such as flyers, pamphlets, and flow charts. Applicants can be in any location and must be comfortable with online communication. Atlas Assistance Dogs is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit working to ensure access to assistance dogs for anyone who would benefit from them by bringing qualify training and certification to the individual wishing to be part of training their own dog.

Magnuson Children's Garden - Join the Magnuson Children's Garden Committee!

The Magnuson Children’s Garden Committee is a group of dedicated volunteers who have guided the garden’s creation and ongoing development since 2001. We work together to host free monthly events for the public from spring to fall, manage the garden maintenance through community stewardship events, and work together to design and plan fun new features! Current members come from a variety of backgrounds: grad students, nurses, engineers, King Co. Master Gardeners, active and retired educators, landscsape professionals, and more. The thing we all have in common is a love of gardens and nature, and of sharing that with local families! We are now seeking committed and energetic volunteers to join us! The Children’s Garden Committee promotes diversity, equity and inclusion, and considers all interested candidates. Experience in any of the following fields is particularly beneficial: Sustainable gardening practices, garden and nature education, and/or community outreach. For more information, send us an email at magnusonchildrensgarden@gmail.com. Thanks! Using the motto, “Many hands make light work”, the committee’s leadership is shared, with the following positions: Infrastructure Refreshments Communications & Social Media Food Gardening Education Resources Design Team Community Garden Board Representative Treasurer

Outdoors for All - Volunteer

Volunteers are an integral part of our operations, and we are always looking for enthusiastic and reliable people to join our team! There are multiple ways to help with our year-round outdoor recreation programs, fundraising events, and more. We serve over 3,000 participants a year with intellectual and/or physical disabilities. Help change a life by sharing your love for the outdoors! If interested, please visit our Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities page here or contact volunteer@outdoorsforall.org.

Outreach and Community Engagement

Atlas Assistance Dogs(R) (Atlas) is looking for one or more outgoing people to build our network of volunteers and to engage in our communities to improve awareness. Applicants can be in any location. Volunteers would be involved in areas such as: - community outreach and awareness - volunteer recruitment - social media campaigns or blogging - organizing local events Atlas Assistance Dogs is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit working to ensure access to assistance dogs for anyone who would benefit from them by bringing qualify training and certification to the individual wishing to be part of training their own dog.

SEO Support Volunteer

Atlas Assistance Dogs is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit working to ensure access to assistance dogs for anyone who would benefit from them by bringing qualify training and certification to the individual wishing to be part of training their own dog. We are looking for 1-2 volunteers with domain experience in SEO to help us optimize our website and online presence.

Team Facilitator

Our Team Facilitators are volunteers who make a direct impact in someone's quality of life by helping them self-train their own dog to be a service dog. Our facilitators benefit from free access to a significant part of our Service Dog Trainer program. They then work with our clients a couple of hours every other week to help them learn to self-advocate, work with their dog in public, and teach disability skills. You don't have to be a professional dog trainer, though you should have experience working with and training at least your own pet dogs. Experience as an educator of adults or children is extremely helpful. Team Facilitators are needed in locations across the US. Atlas Assistance Dogs is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit working to ensure access to assistance dogs for anyone who would benefit from them by bringing qualify training and certification to the individual wishing to be part of training their own dog.

Visual Story Teller/Social Media Volunteer

Atlas Assistance Dogs is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit working to ensure access to assistance dogs for anyone who would benefit from them by bringing qualify training and certification to the individual wishing to be part of training their own dog. We are looking for 1-3 volunteers with knowledge and understanding of Instagram and other social media platforms, who can help us create visual (and written) content to tell our story and the stories of the people who have been touched by the world of service dogs.