Summer Youth Camp Volunteers needed in July and August!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


3800 S. Myrtle StSeattle, WA 98118


The Summer Youth Camp Volunteers work with program staff to facilitate a positive learning environment for youth living at the Willows in South Seattle. Eligible children stay in the YWCA’s Emergency Housing Shelter and are enrolled in the strength-based Afterschool Program and Summer Youth Camp. The YWCA values diversity and champions anti-racism policies and program delivery.

Camp volunteers promote YWCA values, increase the children’s self-esteem and self-worth, foster interaction between the children and their peers, and improve their social, emotional, and problem-solving skills. Volunteers will be assisting staff with camp activities, meals, and field trips.

We need volunteers who can commit to a shift between 9:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday, between July 11th - August 26th.

Come volunteer your time to the Summer Youth Camp and improve the quality of life for youth facing homelessness, poverty, abuse, and domestic violence!

Qualifications Needed:

  • Must be 16 years or older.
  • Patience and flexibility.
  • Committed and reliable.
  • Excited to learn more about social justice and anti-racism work in the community.
  • Passion for working with culturally diverse youth.
  • Familiarity with or willingness to work with youth in crisis (homelessness, domestic violence, etc.).
  • Background in cultural competency for diverse, homeless, and at-risk youth (Note: cultural competency will also be addressed in the 1-hour orientation and pre-training).
  • Willingness to adapt to the needs of the program and the children.
  • Must attend a YWCA Volunteer Orientation.
  • Must complete background check and volunteer paperwork
  • Food worker's permit desired

All YWCA ongoing volunteers/interns must complete all the following steps before starting:

  • Create an online volunteer profile and apply for the volunteer position at:
  • Complete all necessary paperwork
  • Submit two character references
  • Criminal Background Check (at the YWCA's expense)
  • Attend a YWCA Volunteer Orientation.


  • Youth Services

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Expected to have weekly shift for duration of camp
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