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!

Adult Mission Trip with Kids Alive International to the DR

There is still time to join our trip! If you feel a tug “to go,” please consider joining our amazing group. We will organize, teach, and build at the school in East Santo Domingo. Commitment is required by November 20. Next team meeting is Sunday, 11/20, at 7pm. Contact Lisa West if interested.

Can't go but would like to help? We're collecting (and can be dropped off in the Welcome Center):
  • Soccer balls (lightly used or new please)
  • Spanish reader books and English reader books (a list of other books requested will be coming from Kids Alive staff)
  • Prayers for those that are making plans to go and serve.

Angel Tree Opportunities

The holidays are fast approaching. A child that is missing their parent due to incarceration needs YOU to help them feel loved and connected to that parent! Prison Fellowship offers inmates the opportunity to give their children a gift from them through volunteers like YOU.

Here are different ways you can help:
  • Choose a child or a family to buy a gift for from the incarcerated parent (December 4 between services)
  • Donate $50 Safeway/Albertsons prepaid food/gas cards for a family gift (can be dropped off at the church prior to December 15)
  • Join our wrapping gathering on Sunday, December 18, at noon in Boppell Parlor
  • Help with our Angel Tree Party, Tuesday, December 20, from 3:30-6:30pm
Questions? Contact Lisa West: west.la@comcast.net or call 206-550-8727

Young Life West Seattle

Wanted to let you know what we're trying to do this fall. Below are some dates for events coming up, if you'd like to come and help, or if you are curious about where we could fit you, contact ylwestseattle@gmail.com and we will make sure we can find a place for you to help us serve our kids in this community!

We are always looking for new leaders. Contact ylwestseattle@gmail.com if you have people you think might be great leaders.

We are also in the process of building a committee Contact ylwestseattle@gmail.com and ask more about the roles that we are working to fill to help support this mission and continue to serve kids TOGETHER!

CLUB DATES
November 14: Turkey Club @ Trinity 7:15pm
November 28: Silent Disco Night! @ Trinity 7:15pm
December 5: CHRISTMAS ALL CITY CLUB!

Meals NEEDED
A big part of our West Seattle clubs have been the meals that have been provided from the community. If you'd like to help give to our mission by helping provide meals to the kids and leaders for each club date above please let us know - ylwestseattle@gmail.com.

Job Posting
There is an opportunity to help join our city team! If you or anyone you know would like to be a part-time (30 hrs.) admin for North Seattle, West Seattle, and South Seattle. Please click on this link to see this posting!

YoungLives

These past few years YoungLives have had to approach ministry in unique and creative ways. This year, as they continue to deal with COVID unknowns, along with changing demographics of their current moms and some shifts in their leadership team, they are again being creative. Throughout the fall they will be getting together to do events in place of their normal club. This approach will allow them to maintain and strengthen the relationships they have, while gearing up for a full launch in the new year. However, to make these events happen they need YOU! If you are interested in providing transportation, meals/snacks, or childcare please see the below list of dates and needs and contact Crissa (crissaparsley.yl@gmail.com) or Stacy (stacy@wspc.org) for more information.

November 19, Saturday, 5pm: Thanksgiving!
Needs:
  • Transportation to and from the dinner
  • Dinner for the event
  • Childcare for the event

December 17, Saturday, time TBD: Christmas Party!
Needs:
  • Transportation to and from the party
  • Snacks for the event
  • Helping with games, activities, etc. at the event

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.

White Center Food Bank

Each year, volunteers served nearly 15,000 hours at the food bank and helped distribute over 1 million pounds of food.  With only five paid full-time staff members, the White Center Food Bank is a volunteer-driven organization.  In order to ensure the needs of our customers are met and to help provide good customer service, it takes 20-25 volunteers to run the food bank when we are open for distribution.

The White Center Food Bank is open for distribution four days a week and offers a wide variety of opportunities to meet the volunteer needs of individuals, groups, and organizations that wish to help provide essential services to families in our community.

Without the support of hundreds of volunteer hours here at the food bank, we would not be able to provide so many services to our customers. There are many ways to offer your expertise here at the food bank. Please consider giving some of your time to support the community.

The Salvation Army - Children, Youth and Families

The Salvation Army Seattle, White Center Community Center values education greatly. Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of engaging activities including homework help and academic support, active games and sport, structured enrichments, and lots of time to play and socialize with friends.

If you are interested in volunteering to support any of the aforementioned activities, click the button below.

West Seattle Food Bank

A number of volunteer opportunities exist to assist in the food bank and the clothesline.  Food Bank Services, Mobile Food Bank and Home Delivery, Helpline Services, The Clothesline, Backpack Program, Baby & Child Corner , Community Services and Bookcase Program. Please contact Jesica, Volunteer Coordinator, at 206-932-9023 or jesica@westseattlefoodbank.org with any questions.

Food Lifeline

Food Lifeline provides nutritious food to 1.37 million people facing hunger by sourcing nutritious food from a variety of food industry partners. They distribute through a network of 350 food banks, shelters, and meal programs, providing the equivalent of more than 282,000 meals every single day. Their warehouse is located in South Park at 815 S 96th St., Seattle 98108. Volunteer opportunities exist six days a week, primarily through sorting and repacking food for distribution to food banks.  You can volunteer as a group or individually through Food Lifeline's website. Shifts run for two hours.

The Welcome Table

An every Saturday event held at The Body of Christ Church at 1320 SW 102nd St. in White Center. Initiated to serve people who are unsheltered, plus elders and those with disabilities, the Welcome Table's clientele has expanded during the coronavirus epidemic to include many families having trouble making ends meet. It is held Saturdays from noon to 1:30pm. You can be involved in meal preparation, providing food donations, assisting with set-up and tear down, or staffing tables where those attending can pick up needed food, clothing and hygiene supplies. For additional information, contact Cinda Stenger at cstenger49@gmail.com