Renton School District

Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities

American Cancer Society events are inspiring, uplifting, and great at bringing the fight against cancer directly into your community. Join the spirit of camaraderie and compassion as we work together to save lives from cancer.
 

If you have a passion for the prevention and cure of diabetes, join the local office of the American Diabetes Association for a variety of local opportunities throughout the year! Projects include the annual Tour de Cure bike ride, where you can do tasks like setup, cheering at the start/finish lines and helping with the kids’ active area!

Join us to help end heart disease and strokes! From participating in a Heart Walk to hosting a Heart Chase or an adventure game hosted at your high school, there are lots of ways to get involved!

American Lung Association seeks reliable volunteers to assist with creating a healthier world, free of lung disease! From assisting with mailings, helping with events, there are opportunities available for all interests and skill levels.

Volunteer as young as 14 years old by starting or joining a local Red Cross Club! Red Cross Clubs are youth service groups that help the organization fulfill its humanitarian mission of presenting, preparing for and responding to emergencies. 
 

Angels in Sports is a non-profit organization providing resources to young and underprivileged student athletes that would not have access to quality academic support, advanced sports training or elite team play.
Angels In Sports seeks to make children good citizens by instilling the positive values of sports into adulthood - work ethic, professionalism, self-improvement, teamwork, personal responsibility and respect.

Started by volunteers in 1973, the ACRS has over 700 individuals volunteer help each year to continue this tradition of community support. Individuals with fluency in any Asian/Pacific Islander language or dialect are especially appreciated as ACRS strides to provide services to its clients in their preferred language. Complete an online volunteer application or download a paper application from the website and e-mail it to or drop it off in-person with the Volunteer Coordinator.

Passionate about creative arts and museums? Join the Teen Docent Program and earn 25—40 hours! There are many ways to get involved that include assisting at the annual BAM ARTS fair, helping kids with craft activities and more!

Bellevue Youth Link provides youth ages 11-18 with ways to create and lead meaning community projects. Complete a short online contact form or reach out to BYL for ways to get connected with us today!

Support the work of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters by hosting an informational table or hanging posters around the community. Call for other ways to get involved! More in-depth and long-term volunteer opportunities available for those 18 years and older.

Join us as we help make birthdays special for children experiencing homelessness in the Puget Sound area! Ways to get involved include baking and delivery of birthday cakes, web development, hosting a party supply drive, office assistance and more! Check-out our website to learn when the next regularly scheduled volunteer orientation session will be held or reach out to us to help us put on the next fabulous birthday party!

From making reminder calls to giving blood, you can be a vital link in the lifesaving chain of services that connects blood to local patients in need. You may even earn a scholarship for hosting a blood drive at your high school! Summer internship opportunities are available and can even be tailored to support your interests! For summer internships, checkout the website for information and apply by early May.

A place where kids can just be kids and can develop skills and self-confidence. With club locations throughout King County, you’ll find a club near you! Complete a short online contact form or email us today! At Boys & Girls Clubs, you can be part of the team that provides Positive Places for kids!
 

Bread of Life Mission can host individual volunteers as young as 14 years old with parent/guardian supervision and groups of ten people or less. From serving meals to people experiencing homelessness, to hosting a blanket/clothing drive at your high school or even sorting and organizing clothes onsite, you’ll discover your experiences to be rewarding. Register online to get started today!

Volunteer at a summer day camp or help at events throughout the year! Opportunities are available for those 14 years and older by volunteering with our LEAD program (Leadership, Engage, Act and Discover). LEADs participate in a variety of programs including outdoor cooking, arts & crafts and more! 

Volunteer opportunities available for those 16 years and older, as part of onetime or ongoing opportunities. Select from tasks such as stuffing envelopes/mailings, writing out thank you cards, baking cookies and more! Contact for more information and/or complete our online application to get started!

We advance the power and well-being of Latino immigrants through employment, education, and community organizing. We offer volunteer and internship positions in areas that include advocacy and administrative support. For details on internships or to complete a volunteer interest form and learn more about our volunteer positions, visit our website!

The C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation enriches the lives of children with special needs, supports their families, and strengthens communities through the sport of fishing.  We empower families and communities to celebrate children with special needs, making these children feel valued and loved so they can overcome limitations and be successful.

Checkout our website for current openings, making sure to search using “King County.” CCS offers a wide range of services and opportunities for you to volunteer with that include onetime or ongoing opportunities, such as serving meals to and interacting with women at one of our shelters. Age restrictions apply to some volunteer positions.

Created for kids ages 10 years old and younger, the Children’s Museum is a free educational resource, where imagination comes alive with amazing volunteers! Be a Neighborhood Helper, Global Village Guide, retail shop attendant, LEGO® Liaison, Mountain Ranger or Discovery Bay volunteer! Checkout our website for a current listing of opportunities and to fill out our online volunteer form.

The City of Bellevue offers an array of opportunities to get involved with that require varying time commitments and skills. You may find yourself volunteering with Parks & Community Service, Civic Engagement, Environmental Stewardship or Recreation departments! Check our website for current openings and more information.

Making a difference in Kent begins by volunteering with us today! Volunteer opportunities are available in various departments, including Parks and Recreation and Kent Senior Activity Center. Visit our website for volunteer programs and contact information.

Help grow our community by volunteering with us! Onetime events include neighborhood projects and environmental efforts. Ongoing projects provide ways to get involved with local government! Opportunities are available throughout the year! From our website, download our volunteer application and parent/guardian waiver form. Mail-in these forms or drop them off in-person at Renton City Hall to get started today!

Help Seattle to continue to grow through a variety of fun and diverse volunteer opportunities! Share your multi-language skills at a Citizenship clinic, help monitor local trees and more! Volunteer opportunities are updated regularly on our website. Age restrictions apply to some volunteer positions.

Help Seattle to continue to grow through a variety of fun and diverse volunteer opportunities! Share your multi-language skills at a Citizenship clinic, help monitor local trees and more! Volunteer opportunities are updated regularly on our website. Age restrictions apply to some volunteer positions.

We can accommodate volunteers of all ages, abilities plus groups of all sizes. We offer onetime and ongoing volunteer opportunities! All volunteers must complete an application. Contact Shannon or visit us online to get started with us today!

Compass Housing Alliance serves homeless and/or low-income men and women. Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or with a group that includes adult chaperones. Individual or group volunteer opportunities include making and serving dinner, doing yardwork, or collecting and donating clothing and hygiene items. Complete our online volunteer application or contact our Community Resources Coordinator to get started!

Celebrating over 25 years of global leadership, join Earth Corps’ team of volunteers as we restore the local environment. You’ll also learn about forests, ecosystems and more! We can also host special fieldtrips for your class that will benefit a forest near your high school! Contact us by November to setup a spring event at your high school.

Help us support babies and children in King County by making clothing bundles, sorting donations and more. Ages 14 and older can volunteer, with opportunities available throughout the week and at various times! Checkout our website for a list of upcoming events and to signup, or to complete our contact form for groups wanting to volunteer.

We have volunteer and internship opportunities available for individuals and groups, who are English or Spanish speakers. Checkout our website for our volunteer application, available in English and Spanish. You’ll also find our group volunteer interest form and our internship applications. Our internships can be designed to support your areas of interests! 

We invite you to join us as we work together to address the food needs of people in Seattle. Food Resource Network Federation is made up of five food banks, a home delivery service and community garden group.

A collaborative effort between nonprofit groups, Green Seattle Partnership focuses on the City of Seattle. Come join our efforts to help keep Seattle the Emerald City with projects available for individuals or as a group! Join volunteers working to restore and maintain all Seattle’s forested parklands.

A collaborative effort between nonprofit groups, Green Tukwila Partnership focuses on the City of Tukwila and restoring/maintaining its 138 acreages. Checkout our website to signup for our newsletter or view upcoming events. 

Help us build affordable houses in King County! Don’t have construction experience? You can still help us build or help us out at our retail store, assist in our office, do graphic design or photography and more! Complete an online application and sign-up for an orientation. You must be 16 years or older to volunteer with us, with some volunteer positions requiring you to be 18 years and older. It is recommended to schedule group volunteer opportunities at least 6 weeks in advance.

Based on the Eastside, Hopelink provides a variety services to help meet the needs of the community. Ages 15 years and younger can volunteer with adult supervision by a parent/chaperone. Individual volunteers are asked to make a commitment of volunteering for both a minimum 30 hours and 3 months or groups of 5-30 people can volunteer onetime. 

Providing services to people of all backgrounds in the Puget Sound, specializing in services to Jewish people, JFS utilizes volunteers in many ways. You can help by sorting food, advocacy work, organizing, or hosting a donation drive for items such as blankets and umbrellas at your high school. You can also work with newly arrived refugees and immigrants! To begin volunteering with us, contact us or complete the online interest form and we’ll follow-up with you.
 

Database of community service opportunities: sort-able by zip code, date range, age of volunteer, and more!

While there are very limited volunteer opportunities available for high school students, it is worth perusing if you are interested in the field of medicine. A commitment to working a 4-hour shift one day a week is required. For more information or to request an application contact us today!

Operated by the Parks and Reaction Department of City of Bellevue, Kelsey Creek Farm is in the heart of Bellevue and is comprised of 150 acres of natural landscapes. We offer volunteer opportunities throughout the year that are ideal for groups, though we welcome all individuals! We require parent/guardian permission prior to volunteering. Some of our summer volunteer opportunities have fees to assist with covering the cost of materials. Onetime day events are commonly shared at the high schools, or checkout our website to learn of ways to get involved with us!

Volunteer opportunities include general administrative support, special event/fundraising support and more! Group volunteer opportunities include landscaping or designing and decorating holiday cards. To begin as an individual or to start a group project, contact our Volunteer Coordinator. Co-host an information table at local festivals/community events with a Kindering staff member and fellow volunteers, typically on weekends during the summer. To begin, contact our Outreach Coordinator Colleen Willis.

Volunteer in a wide variety of environmental activities that include the KCD native Plant Nursery in Renton, habitat enhancement and restoration projects around King County. Groups of 10 or more can schedule a private event on any day of the week! Snacks, tools, on-site supervision, and environmental education provided! Contact Nikki, our Volunteer Coordinator, for details. Begin as young as 14 years old, with a youth waiver that is available from our website. Visit our website for the event schedule.
 

Ages 15 and younger may volunteer with parent supervision and in limited volunteer positions. Volunteer opportunities include walking dogs, making cat blankets, writing thank you cards, making YouTube videos, and more! Volunteers are critical to our success in helping the animals in our care. Our volunteer application and new volunteer registration are available on our website, so check it out today! 

A 100% volunteer ran organization that responds to over 150 emergencies every year in Washington state! Open to ages 14 and older, who love the outdoors and are willing to respond to emergencies whenever possible. Program offers training in wilderness navigation, wilderness safety and search and rescue techniques. Must meet pre-training requirements and complete an intensive 120-hour basic training course. $125.00 training and supply fee. Checkout our website or contact Director of Training for more information.
 

Volunteers are usually 14 years and older and typically donate 5-7 hours per month. Ask staff at your local library about volunteer opportunities. All volunteers must complete an online application and required forms. Talk Time, Tech Tutor volunteer and Citizenship volunteer opportunities are available for those 18 years and older, who can commit to ongoing volunteering.
 

Support our environmental efforts throughout King County with fun ways to get involved! Volunteer opportunities include participating with our recycling/composting team at the Marymoor Park summer concert series and wading rivers every October to count salmon. Or, through our “Adopt-a-Park or Trail” or “Trail or Lake Weed Watchers” programs, where you and your group can help maintain our parks and trails and help keep them free from invasive weeds! Some volunteer positions require you to be 18 years or older. Checkout our website to learn about our upcoming events, sign-up for our volunteer newsletter, receive approval for your “adoption of a park or trail” and more!

The Lifeguard Training Team is a free 8-week summer program that provides training and certifications along with job skills! We serve at lakes around the City of Seattle. We accept youth between the ages of 15 – 18 years old. Your experiences can lead to future summer employment opportunities!

We are a community health organization, providing wraparound support to people living with or at-risk of HIV and/or other chronic conditions. We have a long history of providing services to discriminated and marginalized people in our community. Individual volunteer opportunities include being a Kitchen helper, warehouse support or more! Ages 14-17 can volunteer with parent/guardian consent form. Group volunteer opportunities can accommodate groups of various sizes! To get started today, complete our online application, or email us to begin group volunteering.

We support survivors of domestic violence through a variety of wraparound services. Our work is confidential and sensitive in nature. All our volunteers must be 18 years or older, complete an online application, interview and complete a 20-hour training. Checkout our website or contact us for additional details.

The MaST Center is a marine biology and aquarium facility of Highline College that is opened to the public for free! Ways to help include assisting at our Saturday Discovery Days, working with the public or with our Jelly Team, supporting our research and care of jelly fish. Some volunteer opportunities require you to be 18 years or older. New Volunteer Orientations are held every month, on the third Saturday, 10 am – 12 pm at our location. Visit our website to learn more about our programs, access our volunteer form and more!

Passionate about fisheries and habitat restoration? Share your passion with volunteer opportunities that include social media, marketing, planting, and weeding, and more! Email us to get started or visit our website to learn of the work we’re doing around the Puget Sound!

Museum of Pop Culture

Projects can include environmental restoration, native plant nursery maintenance, and trail work. Ages 14 and up can volunteer with Women in the Woods, our program designed to address the gender gap in environmental restoration while bringing together female outdoor enthusiasts! Volunteer as an individual or with a group. Custom events can be held for groups of 15 people or more, during mid-week or weekends. For details, checkout our website or reach out to us today!

Volunteer at this world-famous museum! Volunteer positions include being a Gallery Ambassador, Pavilion Ambassador or with our Museum Apprentice Program. Volunteers are asked to commit to volunteering at least 8 hours per month, as part of an ongoing schedule. You must be at least 14 years old or older to volunteer, with some positions having older age requirements. Checkout our website to access our volunteer application, reference forms and to learn of our current volunteer positions!
 

We help diverse communities with limited resources to become financially independent while building community for all! Join us for a onetime event or become an ongoing volunteer, with tasks that include assisting at community events, such as setup and doing art projects with kids, or helping with administrative support and operating the front desk reception area. Get started by filling out our online volunteer interest form today!

Our mission statement is to promote the growth, development and independence of people with disabilities through programs of therapy, education and work opportunity. We depend on our volunteers to make this happen. Ways that you can volunteer include being a social media advocate, fundraising, assisting at a preschool and more! Complete our online volunteer form or reach out to us! 

You can help us defend and advance the rights of immigrants by becoming a volunteer. One way to volunteer with us is by assisting with the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network’s Repaid Response Hotline (1-844-RAID-REP). We need bilingual English/Spanish volunteers who can commit to regular volunteer shifts. Please reach out to us to begin or learn more on our website.

Join our team of volunteers to support our mission of enriching the lives of adults and children living with disabilities through outside recreation. From kayaking, hiking, rock climbing, fundraising events and more, there are countless ways to get involved! Individual or group volunteering available, for onetime or ongoing projects. Complete our online registration to begin today!

Love science? Share your love as we rely on volunteers to help fulfill our mission of inspiring lifelong interests in science. Checkout our website for current volunteer opportunities and to begin our online application. Begin as young as age 13, with some programs having older age restrictions. Volunteer commitments require at least two 4-5 hour shifts per month, for a six-month period. You’ll receive passes or a membership to the Pacific Science Center, for volunteering!

We depend on volunteers to continue our pet and wildlife rescues! Those 17 and younger can help us by hosting a supply drive for animals, “movie night” fundraiser, or a similar project at their high school. Project ideas and the pre-approval form are available online. Submit this and any questions you have to our Education Programs Manager. Those 18 years and older can volunteer regularly at our shelters in the Seattle U District or in Lynwood. Onsite group volunteer opportunities can accommodate those younger than 18 years old. For volunteer opportunities details and application, checkout our website to get started!

Help support the beloved Pike Place Market with volunteer opportunities that include Market Foundation office duties, special events or assist us at our food bank! Visit our website for a short online volunteer form to get started or reach out to us today!

Pride Foundation is dependent on our team of volunteers! Volunteers are LGBTQ and allies, who are committed to helping us support our work around the Northwest region! Join us at community events throughout the year, help around our office and more! Checkout our website to get started or contact us today!

Love history, maritime or maritime history? If so, share your interests with others! Volunteer opportunities include research, outreach and online support, digitizing photographs, crafts and educational days for kids, interpreting for our guests and more!  We can work with you to find an opportunity that supports your needs! Contact us today to join our crew.

A no-kill shelter based in Arlington, we protect homeless cats and get them the care and treatment they need. Volunteers can help at several sister locations doing everything from caring for the cats and helping promote events.

We work to provide everyone in our community a sustainable, healthy, and full life, with special care directed to the marginalized and less fortunate. We believe that every life has innate worth, and seek to embody that belief by providing shelter, hot meals, clothing, and supplies

Rebuilding Together Seattle serves low-income homeowners who are elderly, living with a disability, families with children, or veterans in need. We partner with companies and volunteers to do our work. Ways that you can individually volunteer with us include administrative and website support, while group volunteering opportunities include building and repairing homes. We offer onetime and ongoing projects! Checkout our website to learn more or to complete our volunteer interest form!

An annual September event, RenCon celebrates all things comics and fandom with cosplay, panels, items to purchase and more! Have a blast as a volunteer while assisting with tasks such monitoring the console free play area, registration table, helping with the speaker panels in the auditoriums and more! Volunteers are asked to volunteer a minimum of one 4-hour shift out of the 2-days. All volunteers will receive an awesome RenCon volunteer t-shirt and a 2-day badge to the show! Come be part of the fun with us!

Volunteers are the backbone of operation during show times! Volunteers can participate with cast and crew support, small carpenter projects, concessions and more! Getting started is as simple as signing up to be added to our volunteer email list or contact us today!

As Renton continues to grow, help us celebrate and share Renton’s past and present through exhibits, programs, and events. Our volunteer application is available from our website.

Providing clothes to anyone in need in Renton, help us by hosting a clothing drive at your high school or join us for a “clothes sorting and bagging” party, great for group volunteering! Visit us in-person during our hours of operation to get started (Monday – Thursday, 1-5 pm) or visit our website to complete our online contact form.

Wanting to volunteer and make a difference in Renton but unsure where or how to start? This is a one stop volunteer program where you will create events and programs, participate in a variety of local events and more while gaining valuable leadership skills!

On time group or ongoing individual opportunities are available! Help with our food pantry, holiday assistance in the winter or cooking and serving meals at our community supper program. With two locations near Renton High School and afternoon/evening volunteer opportunities available, it is easy to volunteer here! Contact us for volunteer requirements.

We are a community-based organization committed to providing health, education, cultural services and more to diverse communities, specializing in species to Latinos. We offer volunteer positions for those 18 years and older, during business hours, making our volunteer opportunities ideal for students with flexible day schedules. Some volunteer positions include assisting clients with checking in at our medical clinics or even coaching boxing! Checkout our website to learn of our current volunteer openings and to complete our volunteer interest form.

Love animals? So, do we! Help us save the lives of thousands of animals each year by assisting in the direct care of animals, fundraising and more! Checkout our website to apply as a volunteer or contact us today! Some volunteer positions require you to be 18 years or older.

Grades 9-12 can be Youth Ocean Advocates! You will learn and teach about the marine environment, conservation, and advocacy techniques plus more! To be considered for this volunteer position, you must attend an orientation, complete an application and interview. Orientation sessions are typically in early March. Checkout our website for additional details.

We rely on volunteers to successfully run our three locations and programs. SAM offers ongoing opportunities for people who can commit to volunteering for at least six months, every week, or every other week. There are limited onetime volunteer opportunities. Visit our website to begin volunteering with us!

Volunteer onsite, host a collection drive or make items and even start or join a guild!  Wish lists and how-to-make-items lists available online. These projects are great for groups! To volunteer onsite you must be 16 years and older, able to make a significant long-term commitment and can volunteer once-a-week for a 3-hour shift. Checkout our website for additional ideas about how to support our efforts or to fill out a contact form.