Your support helps Y-WE provide transformative programs for youth and young adults throughout the Seattle area and beyond.

We cannot do this without YOU!

Volunteers play an important part in the Y-WE community. They assist with setup and cleanup at big events, help organize program supplies, provide admin support like data entry, and more. This support helps Y-WE continue to offer free programs and mental health support to young people in the greater Seattle area and beyond.

Most volunteer opportunities are in-person at our office in Seattle (5623 Rainier Ave S), with occasional remote options. Prospective volunteers must be over 18 and out of high school (we encourage young people to get involved by signing up for programs!), consent to a Background Check process, and agree to fill out any paperwork relevant to a particular volunteer role. 

*Please note that volunteers do not typically work directly with youth. If this is something you’re interested in, please consider applying to become a volunteer Mentor! Mentors participate alongside young people in programs using an intergenerational group-mentoring model. Click here to learn more and to access the Mentor Application. 

To get started, please fill out Y-WE’s Volunteer Signup Form. Once a staff member can review your form, you’ll be added to the volunteer listserve and you’ll hear about future volunteer opportunities via email. Thank you for signing up to join the Y-WE community in this critical role! 

Questions? Contact our Operations Manager, Rae (she/her) at

Volunteering to me is building community and belonging. Y-WE has shown me that anyone with any skills can still be a valuable support for any effort. All lived experiences are valid.

— Tiffany Barber
Want to help youth develop their leadership skills?
Become a Mentor
*those who identify as women, girls, trans, non-binary, or gender expansive