NOTE:

YouthCare is closely monitoring the public health concerns pertaining to the spread of COVID-19 in our region. By tracking daily updates and consulting with various partner agencies, including the King County Health Department, we have decided to put all indoor volunteer activities on hold for the foreseeable future. Please know we did not make this decision lightly, as our volunteer community is truly a pillar on which we depend on for effective services and consistent support for youth. We look forward to engaging the community in serving young people as soon as is reasonably safe for youth, staff, and volunteers.

We have updated all volunteer opportunities on this website to reflect our COVID response, and, in the meantime, check out what we need now to learn of more ways to help today. Thanks again!


Volunteering at YouthCare sends a powerful message to young people that you care about them and their potential. Your support helps YouthCare provide personalized services and create opportunities for young people to build trust with a caring adult while also learning important skills.

Volunteers ages 17 and below

YouthCare welcomes volunteers of all ages. However, due to privacy and safety regulations, certain volunteer opportunities must be restricted to volunteers over the age of 18. Click the link above to learn more about ways people under 18 can get involved.

Individuals ages 18 and above

If you are interested in supporting young people and are over the age of 18, there are many ways you can use your unique skills and talents to support young people. Click the link above to learn more about individual volunteering opportunities.

Provide a Meal

Providing meals to youth staying in our pgorams is our biggest need right now. If you’re looking for a simple yet vital way to help youth, consider cooking and delivering (or order delivery from a local restaurant) to one of our shelters or housing programs. It’s a great way to show support while ensuring youth can enjoy a hot meal. Learn more about providing a meal!

Group Projects

We love working with groups who want to support YouthCare. To minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19, we have decided temporarily that all group volunteer activities on hold. Right now, your group can help by supporting YouthCare’s back-to-school efforts! If you would like us to notify you when we are able to welcome your group to volunteer with us again, please fill out this form. We look forward to engaging you in serving young people as soon as is reasonably safe.