Volunteer Opportunities - Federal Way


Provides housing and support services to homeless families in our community so they have a safe, secure environment as they work toward self-sufficiency. Volunteers are needed to help. Call Kathy Ward at 253-952-0157 or 253-948-6615.

Federal Way Community Gardens Foundation

Our volunteers help tend organic produce in our beautiful potager-style gardens. Food grown and harvested at the gardens is distributed to folks in need in our community. Volunteers learn organic gardening skills and make friends while doing valuable community service. Contact Mike Stanley at 253-279-6443 for more information or visit our website at www.federalwaycommunitygardens.org.

Meals on Wheels - Federal Way

Help homebound seniors maintain their health and independence with nutritious food, personal contact, and caring service. Volunteers are needed on Mondays to call clients for their weekly meal order, do a freezer inventory, and various office tasks. Packers are needed on Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., to bag the meals. Back-up drivers are needed to deliver the meals Thursday mornings, when the regular driver is away, hours between 8 - 10 a.m. Mileage is reimbursable. Volunteers need to be at least 18, have auto insurance, complete a volunteer application and background check, and be able to lift 15lbs. For more information email mealsonwheels@seniorservices.org or call Melissa Pallanes at 206-448-5767.

Federal Way Police Department

Federal Way Police Department has a very dynamic, active volunteer program that provides support services to many different areas within our agency. All Police volunteers must be 18 years of age and are required to pass a background, which includes a polygraph. Go to our web site for current listings of programs within our Department that are recruiting for new volunteers or call our Volunteer Coordinator, Laurie Jackson at 253-835-6788.

Communities In Schools of Federal Way

Communities in Schoolsmentors provide a positive role model and consistent adult support for students who have been identified as being “on the brink of success.” By having establishing a caring relationship with an adult, students are more able to stay on the path to success in both school and in life. Mentors meet one-to-one with a student at their school for about 45-60 minutes per week during the school year. Volunteers must be over the age of 18 and be able to commit to at least one year.

Date/Time: Flexible depending on mentor’s schedule, but is Monday – Friday during school hours (as early as 7:15am and as late as 4:30pm)
Location: 16 different schools within Federal Way Public School district

To volunteer: Please contact Jennifer Youngblood, Mentor Program Coordinator
(253) 528-0847 office
(253) 670-2390 cell

Family Support Partner Volunteer

Habitat for HumanityFamily Support Partners (FSP) work with families that have been approved and selected by HFO to partner in the homeownership program. A FSP should be a homeowner and be willing to assist the family in which they are assigned to throughout the homeownership program.

Currently looking for FSP’s in the Federal Way and Seattle area.

Support for families in the homeownership program at Habitat. Meet with families 1x per month, attend orientation and education classes with families (education classes optional), assist with support and understanding of process for families, assist in planning and attend the home dedication near the completion of the home.

Donna Adair, Family Services Manager – Interim
Habitat for Humanity, Seattle/South King County
(206) 292-5240 ext. 106

This is an excellent opportunity to become involved in a volunteer program and does not involve a huge amount of time. However, we ask that all volunteers are committed to the family through the process which can be anywhere from 2 months to 18 months.

Federal Way Multi Service Center

MSCFood Bank - Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., shifts up to 4 hours, one day per week. For details or to volunteer in the food bank contact Terri Turner at 253-253-838-6810 or by email at territ@multi-servicecenter.com.

Gift of Education - The Center helps adults and youth bolster their education to become more successful at sustaining life-long stability. Volunteers work one-on-one or lead small classes. No prior teaching experience is required. Times and locations of tutoring varies and is flexible. We ask for a 3 hour commitment (1.5 hours , 2 days/week), for a minimum of 6 months. Each position orientation, successful screening and training. To learn more or to volunteer, contact Mike Moreno at 253-838-6810 or by email at mikem@multi-servicecenter.com. Application and background check required.

Clothing Bank - Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., to learn more or to volunteer, contact Terri Turner at 253-838-6810, or by email at territ@multi-servicecenter.com.

Fundraisers - Help plan fundraisers. To learn more or to volunteer, contact LeAnn Taylor at 253-835-7678, ext 105, or by email at leant@multi-servicecenter.com.

Federal Way Coalition Against Human Trafficking (FWCAT)

To learn more about the organization or volunteer opportunities contact us at info@fwcat.org.

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