Volunteering at Neighborhood House

Thank you for your interest in Neighborhood House. For more than a century, Neighborhood House has been a dynamic advocate in Seattle and King County for immigrants and refugees, low-income families and individuals with nowhere else to turn. Volunteers are an integral part of our agency, contributing their time, talent and energy to help provide a wide range of services. 

To create and maintain a safe environment and ensure a successful match between volunteers and their positions, all new Neighborhood House volunteers need to complete the following application process: 

1) Contact the Volunteer Engagement Manager or complete a Volunteer Inquiry FormOnce your inquiry has been processed, you will receive additional information about potential volunteer placements, based on your availability and interests. Some volunteer positions may require an interview with the Volunteer team, or the position supervisor, to determine eligibility.  

2) Attend a general volunteer orientation. Once a placement has been identified, you will work with the Volunteer Engagement Manager to arrange a general orientation. These sessions provide an overview and history of Neighborhood House, as well as policies and procedures of the Volunteer Program. These sessions also provide an opportunity to complete all required volunteer enrollment documentation.

3) Meet your supervisor. After your enrollment paperwork has been processed, the Volunteer team will facilitate an introduction between you and your on-site supervisor. At this time, your supervisor will work directly with you to determine a start date, and an ongoing volunteer schedule. Program orientations are provided by on-site staff, usually on the volunteer’s first day. Again, thank you for your interest in Neighborhood House. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Volunteer Engagement at nhvolunteers@nhwa.org. We look forward to meeting you.