Group Volunteer Opportunities

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It was certainly eye-opening to see the long line of people waiting for food [at the Orion Center], but good to know we could help take care of that basic need for at least one night.” – Laura, meal group volunteer

Families, friends, neighbors, coworkers, church groups, even book clubs have all joined together to lend a hand. It's a great bonding experience and a huge help to YouthCare and the homeless youth we serve!

Interested in volunteering? Here's what we typically look for in a volunteer group:

  • Willingness to support our community's homeless youth
  • 18+ years old
  • Ability to be self-driven and motivated

If you are interested in bringing a group of 3-8 to serve a meal at YouthCare's Orion Center, please visit our Meal Calendar.

Questions? Contact Gabbi at volunteer@youthcare.org or (206) 204-1412.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

  • Serve a Meal at YouthCare's Orion Center

    Meals at YouthCare's Orion Center don't just help youth on the street keep body and soul together: they're key to our staying in touch with them, building trust, and providing services. Lunch and dinner are served Monday through Friday. Groups prepare and serve meals for about 40 youth for each meal. Read more

  • Dinner at our House!

    Do you enjoy cooking? Use your skills to provide healthy, delicious dinner for young people in need. Cook at home or cook in our facilities so youth can get the nutrition they need before they go to work or school the next day! Read more

  • Host a Drive!

    Community drives help youth get what they need to get off the streets and prepare for life. Make an individual donation or host a community drive to collect needed items for young people in YouthCare programs. Use this link to plan your drive.  Read more

  • Youth Group Volunteer Opportunities!

    Get the whole group involved in doing a drive for their homeless peers! Ask the local market if you can gather donations from their shoppers, plan a donation drive at your school or club, host a talent show in benefit of YouthCare! Read more