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 email@example.com.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Marra Farm Volunteer Days
|Looking for a way to get your hands on the land and celebrate the coming of spring? We are always looking for extra hands at Marra Farm! Marra is the site of Y-WE Grow, our farming and environmental justice programming, located in South Park near the Duwamish River. All the food we grow goes back to the Y-WE and South Park communities. We are excited to welcome Y-WE volunteers to the farm this season for weekly work parties on Fridays. Anyone of any age, gender, and skill level is welcome to join us, so let your friends know! Tasks include weeding, laying down compost in our beds, wheelbarrowing woodchip for the pathways, feeding our worm composting bin, and more. While some tasks involve bending, kneeling and lifting, others can be done sitting on a chair or adjusted to work for your body (just let us know!). We’ll provide tools and gloves as needed.|
Every Friday in the summer (May 12 – August 25)
9026 4th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108
Questions? Reach out to our Environmental Justice Programs Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org!
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