Join a growing corps of volunteers in support of children and youth!


You can support Seattle’s children and youth to succeed in school and in life by volunteering in early literacy, middle school after-school programs, and mentorship for at-risk middle and high school students.  Please read on for more information.


Love to read?


Share your love of books through the Early Literacy Initiative !  Early literacy volunteers will work in elementary schools with Washington Reading Corps to support young readers. By volunteering 30 minutes to an hour a week, either during the school day or in after school programs, you can help students develop important literacy skills as well as a love of reading. For more information, contact Jennie Morrison , Early Literacy Coordinator, at 206-233-3760 or Jennie.Morrison@seattle.gov .

Want to share your creativity, skills, and talents with local middle school students?


Share your time and talent through the Out-of-School Time Initiative !  Volunteers will be working with YMCA or Seattle Parks & Recreation in middle school community learning centers to support academic, enrichment (arts, dance, special interests, etc), and recreational programs. Give two hours a week after school to work as a tutor or classroom aide. We are especially looking for volunteers to share their own skills and talents by leading a program for a quarter or semester one day a week for two hours. For more information, contact Jennifer Kim , Out-of-School Time Coordinator, at 206-233-0040 or jennifer.kim@seattle.gov .


Want to make a difference in the lives of at-risk youth?


Become a mentor in support of at-risk middle and high school aged youth through the Mentoring Initiative !  Volunteers will work with 4C Coalition or Big Brothers Big Sisters to provide these students with the guidance they need in order to succeed in school and life. Most mentoring opportunities are a commitment of 3-4 hours per month, with flexible schedules.  For more information, contact Thao Tran at 206-684-4033 or thao.tran@seattle.gov .


Still want to support us but can’t commit to an hour a week?


In addition to these ongoing volunteer commitments, you can also support Engage Seattle by helping to get the word out or volunteer at one-time events.  If you are interested in supporting Engage Seattle as a volunteer recruiter or one-time volunteer, please contact Jennie Morrison at 206-233-3760 or Jennie.Morrison@seattle.gov .


Again, thank you for your interest in Engage Seattle, and for your commitment to local children and youth!  We look forward to connecting with you in the near future!


Jennie Morrison

Engage Seattle, Early Literacy Coordinator