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!

Most volunteer opportunities are in-person in the Seattle area, though there are occasionally opportunities for remote volunteering. Although most volunteer activities have been on pause during the pandemic, as of spring 2022 Y-WE is working to provide more opportunities for the wider community to safely come together again. Here are some ways volunteers support Y-WE and its programs: 

  • Help organize program supplies
  • Setup and cleanup at large public programs and fundraising events
  • Write thank-you cards to donors
  • Provide administrative support like data entry

*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. 

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.

To get started, please fill out Y-WE’s Volunteer Application. Once you’ve submitted your application, a staff person will be in touch with you as soon as we’re able. You may not hear from us right away- thanks for your patience! If you have any questions, please contact our Program Operations Manager, Rae (she/her) at

I love volunteering with Y-WE! Seeing the girls grow and mature into confident young women is incredibly inspiring! In addition, the community of women and mentors has supported my own growth and provided me with my own role models.

— Surya Kotha
Want to help youth develop their leadership skills?
Become a Mentor
*those who identify as women or girls or who were assigned female at birth