Volunteer with our Host Homes Program!


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


2100 24th Ave SSuite 250Seattle, WA 98144


The YMCA Host Homes program matches young adults (ages 18-24), who are unstably housed or at risk of losing their housing with a caring and supportive host family. Host families are volunteers from the community who willingly offer a room in their home to provide safe, short-term housing and support to young people as they work toward gaining stability and becoming independent.

This program is in need of a Summer Outreach Volunteer! The volunteer role will entail a lot of community outreach, bringing awareness to homelessness prevention and working closely with our the Program Director! The position will run between the months of May - August at 5-10 hours per week. We're looking for both weekday and weekend availability. Below are more specifics on the opportunity. Please reply to this posting if you are interested in learning more!

Main Responsibilities:

  • Table at community events throughout the summer
  • Learn about the different programs throughout Accelerator to be able to answer questions about the organization
  • Contact community connections about hosting tables/information sessions
  • Researching and marketing community events
  • Help bring community knowledge about the Accelerator programs
  • Attend Farmer's Markets

Potential Outreach Events:

  • Burien Pride Fest
  • Pride Fest Capital Hill
  • Volunteer Park Pride
  • Farmers Markets
  • Community Festivals
  • Ballard Seafood fest
  • Capital Hill Block Party
  • Bite of Seattle
  • Burien Block Party
  • West Seattle Festival


  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Advocacy
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • May-August, 5-10 hours/week, weekend availability
  • Must have an interest in homelessness prevention work. Strong interpersonal skills is a plus.

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