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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.

When you register for an opportunity, you’ll be prompted to create a Seattle Works account or log-in to an existing account. We ask everyone to sign up for an account before registering for a volunteer opportunity, training or event. Having a Seattle Works account makes it easier for you to view your upcoming events and past event history. It helps us make sure you are receiving timely and relevant communications about the programs you are signed up for. Please contact volunteer@seattleworks.org with any questions about a Seattle Works account.

Want to post an opportunity? Go here for more information!
Opportunities will be removed after 3 months. To re-post, please complete the application again.

*If you are looking for board members, please go here.

Questions? Contact us!

At Seattle Works we strive to build a diverse and welcoming community through focus on equity in all aspects of our work. As part of this work, we expect and encourage our partners to work with us to make sure volunteering is accessible and welcoming for everyone. To learn more about our goals, please visit our Equity page. If you have experienced harassment, micro- aggressions, racial discrimination or other racial misconduct at a Seattle Works event, please hold us accountable via our Racial Grievance Reporting Form.



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 menteeā€™s opportunity for success in school and the community.

Bellevue, WA

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.

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.