Get Involved

Join us in helping our neighbors. There are many ways to get involved!

Join Our Team

We are looking for a Volunteer Coordinator!

Job Description: The Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for recruitment, selection, orientation, and training, all volunteers serving in the West Seattle Helpline’s programs and events. This position will involve working some evening and weekend times throughout the year.

Specific tasks include:
● Maintaining and updating volunteer recruitment, training, and guidance materials
● Creating and implementing volunteer recruitment strategies
● Coordinating and leading volunteer orientations and trainings
● Recruiting for canceled volunteer shifts
● Supporting other tasks supporting our volunteer program

The Volunteer Coordinator will report directly to the Executive Director. They will work alongside the Program Coordinator to ensure effective service delivery and coordination between volunteer activities and administered services including rent & utility assistance, transportation assistance, and Clothesline management.

Time: This is a 15-20 hour a week position. It can be done in a combination of remote work and office hours. The Volunteer Coordinator will need to be at our office in West Seattle for volunteer orientation and trainings on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6-7pm, and some office hours during the workday.

Compensation: This is a stipend volunteer position through Companis

To apply: Fill out a volunteer application with Companis

Make a Contribution

Our supporters make it possible for us to serve our community. Donating online is quick, easy, and goes straight to helping our neighbors in need! Make a one-time gift, or join the Circle of Neighbors to give monthly and get exclusive perks!

Volunteer Your Time

We love our volunteers!

Our dedicated volunteers make it possible for us to help our neighbors in need by taking applications over the phone or sorting and distributing clothing at the Clothesline clothing store. Be a great neighbor and join the West Seattle Helpline team! Complete our online application form:

Become a Board Member

Board members guide West Seattle Helpline’s service and growth. Help us build on our history of service!

The West Seattle Helpline’s Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring the sustainability of the Helpline while supporting the Executive Director in providing assistance to our West Seattle neighbors in need. Participation on the Board is by invitation and is open to members of our community who are excited to shape the direction of our growth and improve the lives of our neighbors in West Seattle and White Center.

Key activities include:

  • Attending monthly board meetings
  • Fundraising
  • Event planning
  • Professional assistance
  • Community outreach

If you'd like to apply or receive more information on becoming a Helpline board member, please email us at info@wshelpline.org.

Become a Sponsor

We wouldn't be able to do it without our amazing sponsors!

Our sponsors help ensure that every dollar raised goes towards our programming to help families and individuals recover from hardship. There are many different sponsorship options, from an annual sponsorship to event sponsorships. There are sponsorship levels for every business size!

If you'd like to sign up as a sponsor, click here. If you would like more information on sponsorship options, please email us at development@wshelpline.org.

Attend One of Our Events

We host the “Taste of West Seattle” every spring and the “Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fall Auction” every October. Come enjoy yourself and support West Seattle Helpline all at once! We'll always announce the next event in our news section well ahead of time, and we hope to see you at the next one!

Donate New or Gently Used Clothing

West Seattle Helpline’s free clothing store, The Clothesline, accepts donations of new and gently used clothing for infants, children, and adults.

At this time, the Clothesline cannot accept:

  • Bike helmets or sport equipment
  • Children's toys or stuffed animals
  • Housewares or small appliances

While we appreciate all donations, the Clothesline is especially seeking:

  • School-aged (ages 6-14) children's clothing items
  • Men's shoes, especially sneakers / tennis shoes
  • Children's shoes, especially sizes 1-5
  • "Plus-Sized" clothing items (XXL+ for both men and women)
  • Undergarments and socks (new or VERY lightly used)

See our Wish List for more highly needed items.

Any donations that are outside our needs and storage capacity will be redistributed to community partners.

2017 Community Reporting

Learn more in our 2017 Community Report