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.

5226 Foss Building
Barbara L. Fiske



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.  Students looking to volunteer should contact:
Aura Rios Erickson, Academic Advisor (HEROES club advisor)
Room#5210 (5000 Building)


Off-Campus Organizations:


Service opportunities in our food banks, adult education programs, mobility management or housing.
Lisa Budell, Volunteer Program Coordinator


North Helpline

Distribution, Sorting, Grocery Rescue and Emergency Services
Caleb Smith, Volunteer Coordinator


Turning Point 

Volunteer to tutor in our after-school program and invest in at-risk youth struggling in school.
Angela Ferrara



Solid Ground

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




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 us at 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.


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.
Emily Bishton


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.
Annie Poyner, 425-369-3312


Vision House

Help with construction of a house for homeless families
Kristi Slattery, 425-228-6356


VOAWW Greenwood Food Bank

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


Food Lifeline

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



Environmental restoration in local parks and natural areas.
Chris LaPointe: 206-322-9296, ext 217,


Full Life Care

Volunteer and internship opportunities available.
Social support and therapeutic activities for seniors.
Lindsey Ismailova (Director of Volunteer Programs)


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.
Amanda Boyle