Volunteer Interest Form
Fill out the Volunteer Interest Form below if you are interested in joining our volunteer pool. We also want to acknowledge that the traditional application process does not center everyone's accessibility or energetic needs. We invite you to email Eya Lazaro (email@example.com) if you would like to discuss an alternative application process or have any questions.
Friends of the Children Seattle will not release your name or contact info without your explicit permission to do so. We request contact info purely for volunteer data tracking and recognition efforts. Your data will only be accessed by the Volunteer Manager or other Friends of the Children Seattle staff.
I am 18+ years old
Please enter a valid phone number.
Have you ever been convicted of a crime?
Do you agree to undergo a background check prior to volunteering?
How did you hear about Friends of the Children- Seattle?
Please enter a valid phone number.
Please indicate which volunteer opportunities you are interested in.
For a detailed description of volunteer roles, please visit our
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
"An Evening with Friends" Event Support, September 29, 2023, Renton Pavilion
Ice Cream Social, August 25, 2023 from 3:30pm to 7pm, Friends Seattle Office
General Volunteer Opportunities
Outreach and Engagement Support
Communications and Marketing Support
Committees and Advocacy
Strategic Planning Committee
Board of Directors
Youth, Family, and Community Engagement
Tutoring or Reading Buddy
Career Path Program or Workshop Facilitation
An Evening With Friends Event Support
We are looking for volunteers to help support our annual event on September 29 held at the Renton Pavilion Center.
Please sign up below for your preferred role/s and shift/s.
Raffle Seller, 5:30-7pm
Event Activity Support, 5:30-7pm
Live Auction Recorder, 7-8:30pm
Raise The Paddle Spotter/Auction Support, 7-8:30pm
Please list any dietary restrictions you may have.
Tutoring and Reading Buddies
Thank you so much for your interest in tutoring our youths. Please fill out the form below to get started.
Tutors/Reading Buddies will be working with the same small group of youths throughout the school year. Typical commitment is 3 to 9 months of weekly visits.
Most tutoring sessions are requested Monday through Thursday between 3pm and 7pm for the school year. Summer hours vary based on youth's schedule, so more flexibility is ideal during this period.
Sessions may be held at our office (4436 Rainier Ave S Ste C, Seattle, WA 98118)) or any public setting that is convenient for your group. Youths must be accompanied by their mentors at all time.
Math and Reading are the most requested subjects for tutoring.
Have you tutored at Friends Seattle before?
If yes, please tell us your experience.
Friends of the Children Seattle values relationship building with our youth and recognizes that genuine connections are built on consistency. Will you be able to commit to 3 to 9 months of weekly visits with our youths?
Because our first priority is youth safety and protection, all volunteers who have consistent youth access will undergo an extensive background check that includes fingerprinting. This process may take 2 to 3 weeks. More information will be shared once we review your sign up form. Will you be able to commit to our background check process?
Please note any previous tutoring/volunteer experience you've had
Do you have any preferred subjects and associated grade levels to tutor? (ex: AP English or middle school math)
Are you comfortable tutoring both middle school and high school subjects?
I will only be available for Reading Buddies with K-5 youth
Please provide your available start and end dates.
(ex: I am available to start ASAP and have no end date.)
Please indicate your weekly availability.
Friends of the Children Seattle honors the diverse identities and lived experiences of the youth and families we are in community with. This commitment extends to our broader community, especially our volunteers. We invite you to use the space below and briefly share the identities/lived experiences that influence how you navigate the world. These can include things such as race, age, gender, class, sexuality, abilities, and/or roles/jobs you hold in your community. We appreciate you for helping us better serve our families and stay rooted in our mission and values.
Career Path & Workshop Facilitation
Thank you so much for sharing your skills and career path with our youth and community! Please fill out the form below so we can learn how to best partner with you.
Are you interested in hosting a workshop or hosting a youth to shadow you at your workplace?
hosting a youth for career exploration
If hosting a workshop, please specify your target audience/s
Mentors and Staff
Please indicate any skillsets or experiences you hope to share
We believe in building valuable, reciprocal relationships with our community and want to provide you with a rewarding volunteer experience. Please answer the following questions to help us match you with opportunities that would best fit your experiences and skills.
Current employer and occupation:
Is your current workplace, or any groups/organizations you belong to, looking to volunteer/collaborate with a local non-profit? If so, please note them below.
In 2-3 sentences, please tell us why you want to volunteer with Friends of the Children Seattle.
Anything else you'd like us to know?
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