Volunteer Opportunities

The Center for Service-Learning develops relationships between Shoreline Community College and nonprofit organizations in the community that rely on volunteers to run their programs. By connecting students with these organizations, we're creating a reciprocal relationship: organizations receive essential support for their services and students gain professional experience and hands-on education.

Current Service Opportunities - updated every quarter for Service Learning Students and the community. 

Where to Volunteer:

If you are a student or member of the community currently seeking volunteer or work experience and did not see a position of interest under "Current Service Opportunities," consider taking  a look at some of the organizations below that have an ongoing need for volunteer support. Contact them directly for more information about how to get involved. 

On-Campus Organizations

ESL and GED Program

For any interested in service-learning as a volunteer helping as lab or classroom assistants for Shoreline's English as a Second Language or GED (high school level math/English) classes, please visit their volunteer page.

Student Support Programs

Variable tasks. Tutor, classroom assistance and general program help. Work with adult students with disabilities.

HEROES Student Club

The H.E.R.O.E.S. (Helping Each Other Reach Opportunities and Educational Success) Student Club strives to help other students who face barriers and support local community organizations that help the needy.  The club offers opportunities for students in service learning and leadership development. 

Off-Campus Organizations


Service opportunities in our food banks, adult education programs, mobility management or housing.
Lisa Budell, Volunteer Program Coordinator
(425) 869-6066
Visit hope-link.org

North Helpline

Distribution, Sorting, Grocery Rescue and Emergency Services
(206) 367-3477

Solid Ground

Solid Ground has various volunteer opportunities to accommodate many different schedules and interests throughout western Washington and the greater Seattle area.

(206) 694-6825



Center for Human Services

If you would like to become a volunteer at CHS, please download our application.

Once you complete the application, you can email, fax or mail it back to the appropriate person listed below. Or call (206) 362-7282.



Shoreline Farmers Market


Hunger Intervention Program 

Prep team volunteer, cooking demonstration Assistant, special projects volunteer 



Lifelong Aids Alliance

Help with the annual AIDS Walk, the Kitchen Soup Brigade, prevention education, and thrift store programs.
(206) 328-8979

Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation

Tours for the public, work in the garden, work with kids in the garden, help put on events, etc.
(206) 546-1281 (option 6)

Magnuson Children's Garden and Nature Programs

Assist staff and docents in teaching children about gardening and nature.
(206) 523-1774

King County Animal Shelter

Help care for abandoned dogs or cats in Shoreline.

King County Library System

The Study Zone needs volunteers to tutor elementary through high school students at the library.
Use your skills in math, science, English, social studies, study methods and more.
(425) 369-3312

Vision House

Help with construction of a house for homeless families
(425) 228-6356

VOAWW Greenwood Food Bank

Volunteer and internship opportunities available.
Food distribution and sorting, administrative tasks, home delivery drivers

Food Lifeline

Organize and package food to be distributed to food banks.
(206) 545-FOOD (3663)


Environmental restoration in local parks and natural areas.
(206) 322-9296

Full Life Care

Volunteer and internship opportunities available.
Social support and therapeutic activities for seniors.
(206) 224-3790

Nature Consortium

Environmental volunteer work parties in the West Duwamish Greenbelt (West Seattle).
Remove invasive species and/or plant native plant.s
Musicians and artists often perform during part of the work party.

Seattle Tilth

Volunteer and internship opportunities available.
Garden steward, children's education naturalist, administrative tasks, mentoring.