Serve Opportunities

Are you an individual interested in giving a few hours of your time?
Maybe a Connect Group looking for somewhere to serve?


Below are local organizations that can use our help as they reach out to those in need in our community.

This list is always changing and growing so check back often!

Bridge Ministries

As a Connect group, the best way to get involved would be Spiritual Connections, https://bridgemin.org/spiritual-connections/

On an individual basis, there are several opportunities depending on what you want to do:
  • If fixing and tinkering is a gift, then the medical equipment center (downside would be, they need to go to Bellevue)
  • If they enjoy driving – volunteering to pick up equipment with our van is possible
  • If they have a heart for hospitality – then volunteering to visit guardianship clients living in West Seattle and nearby neighborhoods could be a possibility
  • If they have knowledge about medical equipment, volunteering as customer service in our equipment center is an option.

The Salvation Army - White Center

Union Gospel Mission

Serve in many capacities: volunteer@ugm.org

West Seattle Food Bank

  • Contact Karla, our Volunteer Coordinator, at 206-932-9023 or volunteer@westseattlefoodbank.org
  • Friday pickup and delivery from the Food Bank to Highland Park Elementary each Friday for their backpack.
  • Food Distribution at Elizabeth House (3201 SW Graham St): Wednesdays from 12:45-1:45pm, with distribution happening from 1:00-1:30pm. Need 4-5 people who are interested in joining our Transportation Coordinator Chezarae as we bring food to this local community of seniors.

White Center Food Bank

Volunteer opportunities are available in their grocery store and warehouse. The volunteer link gives more detail   https://www.whitecenterfoodbank.org/volunteer

World Relief

see their website for ways to get involved: https://worldrelief.org/western-wa/get-involved/volunteer/

Young Life - West Seattle

contact Rob Leyder for ways to get involved. ylwestseattle@gmail.com

Highland Park Elementary

Food Backpack Program: Each Friday is a food pick-up from the West Seattle Food Bank and delivered to Highland Park Elementary. A pick-up and drop off takes about 15 minutes. If two or three people could rotate that would be awesome.

Highland Park does not have the City Year program in place this year. (This program provided folks younger than us to assist with getting students academic help to get them up to speed. 8-10 people were onsite last year.) The principal indicated she is looking for community members to possibly help fill this gap. This could entail helping the younger students with reading, spelling, work recognition, and counting.  If proficient in math, folks could assist some of the older students in math. They is looking to begin this in October.

If you are able to help, contact Rick Boogaard at RickBoogaard2@hotmail.com.

A Cleaner Alki

If you get tired of seeing trash, this might be the group for you. The first Saturday of each month has a standing Alki Beach pick-up beginning at 10am. Meet at the brick apartments at 2542 Alki Ave SW, with groups spreading out from Alki Beach towards Anchor Park and Constellation Park, and neighboring streets in between. Pickup sticks & buckets you are provided or bring your own.

Additionally, larger pop-up projects occur throughout the month. Follow them on Facebook for more details.