Volunteers play a critical role at Neighborhood House, helping us help immigrants, refugees and low-income people overcome the challenges they face in everyday life. Our volunteers also enjoy a supportive workplace, satisfying work, and hands-on experience.
Ongoing, regular volunteer opportunities allow you to build relationships with Neighborhood House staff, volunteers, and community members, while making a difference.
Language Bank: Translate program flyers, in writing, on an as-needed basis. Both professional translators and individuals fluent in English and another language are welcome to apply. High-needs languages include Arabic, Farsi, Tigrinya, Oromo, Amharic, Russian, Ukrainian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Adult Education: Several community members are taking courses towards becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CAN) or a Home Care Aide, and could benefit from tutoring in these subjects. You would be tutoring these individuals to get the support they need.
Information Technology Assistant: Work with the Director of IT & Operational Systems and their staff to update and maintain the many workstations Neighborhood House clients and staff use.
Weller (must be able to travel to different Neighborhood House locations as requested)
Beginner ESL Classroom Assistant: Assist the Lead ESL Instructor to provide small group and 1:1 support for students with little or no knowledge of the English language or alphabet.
Birch Creek (Kent)
Childcare Assistant: Work with Neighborhood House staff to ensure children (age 3+) of ESL students are safe and having fun while their parents attend classes.
High Point (West Seattle)
Citizenship: Volunteers with this program work directly with clients, tutoring them in all subjects presented on the citizenship exam, including government and history.
Youth Tutoring and Mentoring: Help program staff with creating a fun, safe learning environment that reflects the diverse backgrounds of the participating youth by providing assistance, mentorship, and encouragement to students.
Burndale & Firwood Circle (Auburn)
Seola Gardens (White Center)
Preschool Classroom Assistants: Assist in creating a safe, nurturing, and fun learning environment for children aged 3-5.
High Point (West Seattle)
Yesler Terrace (First Hill)
Kitchen Assistant: Contribute to the health and nutrition of preschool-aged children by assisting with the preparation and serving of meals and snacks for students.
Front Desk Reception: Assist a diverse group of clients, community members, staff, volunteers, and more with phone calls, administrative tasks, and directing people where to go.
Greenbridge (White Center)
Event volunteering allows you to make an impact in one day, or even a few hours, of helping to provide enrichment, resources, and FUN! to our local communities.
Teambuilding: When we find new homes for our families to move into, we like to provide them with a starter kit of supplies, such as dish soap, towels, trashcans, cleaning products, etc. We are looking for a partner who is willing to acquire supplies and assemble the welcome baskets for newly housed families.
Health Fair: Aki Kurose Middle School serves approximately 650 wonderful students in the heart of Seattle’s Rainier Valley. Aki Kurose is a vibrant reflection of our community, and is hosting a health fair designed for outreach and public health intervention.
To learn more about applying to volunteer at Neighborhood House, please read Volunteering at Neighborhood House or contact Volunteer Services Manager Janelle Losse at 206-461-8430, ext. 2006 or by e-mail a firstname.lastname@example.org.