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Community Volunteer Opportunities

Communities in Schools of Renton Mentor Programs

The Communities in Schools of Renton partners with local businesses, community members, the City of Renton School District, and the City of Renton. Join over 100 community members that have chosen to invest in our most valuable resource - our children. Opportunities include mentoring, tutoring, securing school supplies, career/job-shadowing, and classroom/school volunteers. For more information, contact Mara Fiksdal at 425-430-6659.

Renton Salvation Army

Renton Salvation Army is looking for volunteers in the following areas: After School Tutoring; Kitchen Assistant; Office Assistant; Food Bank Assistant; Janitor; Grounds Keeper.  If you are interested in helping contact Martha Barrett at 425-255-5969 ext. 205 or

Volunteering in Public Health

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Volunteer with ElderFriends

Are you interested in making a significant difference in the life of an elder in Renton? Volunteer with ElderFriends, the volunteer-based companionship program of local non-profit Full Life Care, that matches elders with friendly volunteer visitors who help relieve isolation and loneliness.  Pairs are matched based on geography, similar interests, and shared life experiences.  Visit ElderFriends or contact Laura Weiss with any questions at, 206.224.3793.

The Many Lights Foundation

Many Lights is dedicated to building a multigenerational community that supports kinship and adoptive parents; accessing the skills, wisdom and caring of seniors who serve as honorary grandparents to children from foster care who are in need of permanence and stability.  We have several positions available to fit your schedule and interests in the Renton Area Office, from administrative assistants, event and project management to grant writers and more. Visit, or contact Laurie Perkins at 253-267-7022, for more details.

Friends of Youth - Recruiting Foster Parents

Recruiting foster parents for two programs Friends of Youth manages. They are meeting with prospective foster parents in King County during the month of May and can also provide information on the licensing process. It’s not just about our programs. The State of Washington estimates we need a thousand more homes for foster children! They can also help folks connect with the becoming a foster parent liaison in their area. For more information or call 425-228-5776 ext 129 

Volunteer with Birthday Dreams

Birthday Dreams brings smiles of joy to homeless children by giving the gift of a birthday party. You can be a part of this organization, there are many volunteer opportunities, both one-time and ongoing.
Current volunteer needs: 

  • Event and Party Coordinators
  • Birthday-in-a-Box Delivery Drivers
  • Board Members
  • Office Support
  • Committee Members on the following committees: Marketing, Fundraising, and Finance

Call (425) 988-3954 or email Check out our website at

Volunteer Drivers Needed

Senior Services TransportationRenton Seniors need help getting to their medical appointments!

Become a volunteer driver for Senior Services Transportation Program in the Renton area, and you’ll get to meet new people while making a senior’s day. We work around your schedule. You must pass a background check and have no moving violations in the past three years. For more information, visit or contact Hilary Case at (206) 748-7588 or What better way to give your time than to drive while doing it?




Help Build Homes in Renton - Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity

Habitat190Habitat for Humanity East King County is building townhouses in La Fortuna, Renton and volunteer teams are needed for Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Must be 16 years of age or older and parent participation for those under 18 years. Contact Individual Volunteer Coordinator, 425-869-6007 ext 232, or go to Habitat for Humanity volunteer for more information.

Seattle Works

Is seeking enthusiastic volunteers in their 20's & 30's who want to get involved in onetime volunteer projects throughout the area. For more information on what they are planning in Renton or how you can get involved contact Randi at

Volunteering During Disasters: 

RECSdrillOne of the best ways to help during an emergency is being prepared ahead of time. If you are willing to help during a disaster, please register today with Volunteer Solutions. The City of Renton and other agencies will be requesting volunteers if needed using this website. For more information about how you can be prepared, please contact Emergency Management Coordinator, Mindi Mattson, at 425-430-7041. 

Teach English! Help non-native speakers learn English in Renton

Volunteer tutors are needed to help new immigrants and refugees learn English. You don’t need to speak a foreign language; training is provided. All volunteers will be required to have a Washington state background check. Most classes will be held locally.

Renton School District

To learn how to volunteer for the Renton School District, contact the Coordinator of Volunteers at 425-204-2409. Volunteers are welcome throughout the school year to assist with school events, field trips, tutoring, mentoring, and classroom assistance. Teens, adults, and senior volunteers are encouraged to inquire.

Volunteer Chore Services

Be a volunteer to an elder or adult with disability in your neighborhood! Volunteer Chore Services is committed to helping elders and adults with disabilities remain independent in their own homes through a network of caring community members. Volunteers can chose to assist with light housekeeping, laundry, shopping assistance, transportation, minor home repair, or yard work. Volunteers are needed for 2-8 hours per month. For additional information, please contact Eileen Rasnack at 206-328-6853,, or visit our website Catholic Community Services of Western Washington

Volunteer to be a Big - Help a Little Go a Long Way!

For just a few hours, a couple times a month, you can give a Little the invaluable gift of your friendship. By simply changing their perspective of what the world can offer, you can literally start changing their lives. Bigs DO make a difference!
In a study of adults who were Littles in our program,

  • 90% said their Big made them feel better about themselves.
  • 85% said their Big influenced them to have confidence in their abilities.

Being a Big is fun and easy. We have several program options to fit your schedule and interests, so contact us today!
For more information go to or 1-877-700-2447.

Volunteer Readers Needed In Renton Area

United Way of King County is looking for friendly, dependable people to read with young children - one-on-one at selected preschools, Head Start classrooms, and child care centers in Renton and other areas in King County.

By committing 1 hour per week of your time, you can have a profound impact on the lives and outcomes of young children in our community.  All opportunities are between 9am-4pm Monday thru Friday only. A weekly commitment for 6-months is requested. For more information go to Volunteer Reader Program or contact the Early Learning Volunteer Coordinator at (206) 461-3700.

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