Community Service Ideas

Homeless Shelters

Donate housewares, blankets and clothes (new or used) to homeless shelters in your area.
Gospel Mission (Everett) - 3711 Smith Street Open Monday - Friday 9-4 pm.
It is a bit tricky to find so you may want to call for directions at (425) 252-1206.
Gospel Mission (Seattle)
Call (206) 622-5177 Call for donation sites and details.

Charitable Organizations

Donate items to charitable organizations with thrift shops.
American Cancer Society
Call (206) 524-3399
Deseret Industries
Call (206) 542-9447 for directions and donation times.
Northwest Center
Call (206) 285-5441 for donation sites or to arrange pick-up at your home.
PAWSThrift Shop
Call (425) 528-7855 for donation times and location.
Children's Hospital
Call (206) 526-2338 for donation locations and times.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Seattle Animal Control - You can listen to a recorded message on volunteer opportunities by calling, (206) 615-0820.
Become a dog walker or donate used towels and blankets to your local pet shelter.
For information visit website:

PAWS- 15305 4th Ave W. (Lynnwood)
Many volunteer opportunities available. Call (425) 787-2500 or visit their website at for more information.

Adopt a Stop - Call the Adopt-a-Stop coordinator at (206) 263-6503
Adopt a bus stop in King County. Responsibilities include; removing graffiti, washing the
garage can and disposing of garbage. Volunteers receive 10 round-trip metro bus tickets per month and a sticker recognizing you as the adopter affixed to the littler container.
Email: adoptastop@metrokc.gov_
Or fill out an application online at: http://transit.metrokc.gobe/programs_info/aas/about.html

Northwest Harvest - (206) 625-0755 or 1-800-722-6924

Volunteer with United Way
Many opportunities are available, please check the website:

Adopt a Park
Clean up parks, plant trees, weed gardens, etc. For Volunteer Opportunities with Seattle Parks and Recreation, call (206) 684-4075 or email them at:

Call the P-Patch Office, (206) 684-0264, and they will refer you to the P-Patch nearest to you.
Volunteer to help your local P-Patch weed, turn compost, harvest and clean garden areas. There are also opportunities available to help maintain the flower gardens.

The Re-Store is a nonprofit organization that salvages and sells used building materials such as lumber, flooring , doors widows and more. The Re-Store is always looking for volunteers to held around the store, from sweeping and organizing to larger artistic endeavors.
Call (206) 297-9119 for more information, or visit them at 1440 NW 52nd St in Ballard.

Volunteer with Shoreline Parks Department
Call the Shoreline Parks Department if you would like to volunteer to assist with the "Trips and Tours" or the "Adult Community Choices" Programs.
Call (206) 418-3383 for more information.