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Top 7 Volunteer Opportunities in Seattle

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Are you looking for volunteer opportunities in Seattle? Here are several nonprofits, rated highly by people who have already volunteered or interned there. We’ve listed nonprofits supporting all types of causes in the Seattle area that have at least four out of five stars on GreatNonprofits and at least 10 reviews, so you know your experience and your impact will be good!


Volunteer opportunities SeattleI recently had the pleasure of volunteering at Free2Luv’s benefit fashion show in L.A. and it was awesome to see everyone come together to spread kindness and show support for their incredible mission. It’s really amazing how talented and bighearted their Youth Advocates are and what a wonderful job they do spreading positivity by sharing their talents and passion. Every Free2Luv event is filled with positivity, good vibes, and inspiration. The stars came out for this event and showed their support in a big way. It was an amazing day! I am always proud to support this organization and love watching them grow and expand their reach every year. Keep up the great work, Free2Luv!Tammie2         


I have worked for this organization as a volunteer for more than 10 years. During that time I have watched it grow in its service to the teachers and students of Guatemala. I have seen its scholarship students achieve educational levels much beyond that of their parents and peers, and to use that education to serve their communities as teachers, nurses, doctors, businesspeople, and community leaders. I also know it to be a very fiscally responsible organization, with more than 92 percent of its expenditures going to programs, and less than 8 percent going toward administration and fundraising.—gary.teale

Operation Ward 57

I love volunteering with Ward 57! They are an amazing organization, helping veterans and active duty soldiers, caregivers, families, and kiddos along the way. They don’t limit their support and Brittney helps so many families! I have volunteered with other military nonprofits in the past and none are as respectful, kind, or truly appreciate the work of volunteers as much as Ward 57. Also, since Ward 57 is supporting wounded veterans they are extremely flexible in finding volunteer positions to fit all veterans and their needs without making it to be an inconvenience to the organization, making it easier for my husband to also contribute his time. —kimberly_j

Volunteer opportunities Seattle

Friends of the Animals Foundation

This is the best nonprofit of the rescue and rehabilitation of animals. I started volunteering taking in stray kittens both healthy and sick. I was given everything I needed to get them better and guidance on kittens that may need a little extra care becoming social. They do everything they can to get these animals adopted into purrfect forever homes!” —Daenz         

Conservation Canines – University of Washington Foundation

I started out as an unpaid volunteer seven years ago and I’m still with this nonprofit. It’s a job I feel really good about: rescuing shelter dogs, training them to do fieldwork, getting them out there to do something they were born to do, hopefully saving or at least bringing attention to the plight of endangered species around the globe, and making lifelong best friends while you’re at it, both canine and human 😉 What’s not to love? This is an amazing organization, truly original in scope.” —jennilouhart

One Day’s Wages

I’ve been volunteering with ODW for three years and I’m so grateful to be investing in a movement that is making a sustainable difference. Reviewing partnerships, gathering data from reports, and learning more about the opportunities for creative development projects is such a rewarding experience with ODW. They believe in the power of stories, transparency, and seeking justice through empowering those in need. ODW is a great nonprofit to support and be involved in!!kenziebertram

The Holiday Treasure Chest Charity Foundation

Volunteer opportunities SeattleI have been volunteering with the Holiday Treasure Chest for at least 10 years. This organization helps families in their times of need. They provide a car load of toys and food for a very Merry Christmas to families who are in need and are turned away from other charities. They also help throughout the year in other ways. One other leg of the charity is Tubie Friends, who take a standard build-a-bear and match it to a sick child with feeding and breathing tubes. This charity is amazingpiratewench