LIHI Volunteers

New Volunteer Opportunities

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Tiny House Village Open House

On Sunday, September 20th LIHI will celebrate with its partner organizations the opening of a tiny house village at 22nd & Union in Seattle. The tiny house village is scheduled to open at the beginning of December, but we’re opening the site early to invite our new neighbors in to see the space and meet the potential residents. We’re looking for volunteers to help setup, prepare the BBQ, talk about tiny houses and tear down. Volunteers are needed beginning at 12pm. To sign-up, please contact:

Ballard Urban Rest Stop

The Urban Rest Stop, a project of the Low Income Housing Institute, provides a clean, safe and dignified place where individuals, families, elders and youth can access restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities free of charge.

The Ballard Urban Rest Stop is set to open in late September. We are looking for people who would be willing to start volunteering before the opening and continue volunteering after the opening. Before the official opening volunteers will help to set up the space so that it is a welcome and well stocked space the moment the doors open. Regular duties after the opening will be consistent with other URS volunteers roles:


  • Ensure that the Urban Rest Stop provides a welcoming, clean and safe environment.
  • Respect the confidentiality of URS patrons.
  • Assist with the maintenance of appointments for laundry and showers. Stock and sort hygiene and cleaning supplies.
  • Distribute personal care items as requested and when donations are available.
  • Distribute towels and coveralls for patron use.
  • Assist with the collection of demographic and facility information.
  • Help maintain a high level of facility cleanliness.

Applications are available at the link above. For questions, please contact:

Meadowbrook After School Programs

Help kids transitioning out of homelessness succeed in school!

Goal of Position: Kids transitioning out of homelessness face many challenges: poverty, lack of connections in their new community, uncertainty about their future housing. Many are also refugees and are adjusting to their new surroundings. But the one challenge our young residents should be able to focus most on is academic success to make their futures bright.

Schedule: This opportunity is available throughout the school year.

  • We are looking for an energetic youth leader to facilitate enrichment activities and games on Mondays from 4-6pm.
  • We are also looking for high quality homework tutors to support academic studies on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6pm.

Applications are available at the link above. For questions, please contact:

LIHI’s Annual Auction & Gala

On Friday, October 23rd, LIHI will host its annual fundraising dinner at the Four Seasons in downtown Seattle. We’re in need of several volunteers to assist with the setup, operation and tear-down of the event. This is a one-time volunteer opportunity to take place on October 23rd.

Tasks include: 

  • Dessert Dash Pick-Up (driving to different bakeries to pick-up the donated dessert items) – between 10am-2pm
  • Dessert Dash or Silent Auction Setup – Start: 3:45pm
  • Registration Assistance – Start: 4:30pm
  • Greeters – Start: 4:30pm
  • Game & Raffle Sellers – Start: 4:30pm
  • Silent Auction Mobile Bidding Assistance (we’re introducing online bidding this year and will need people to assist the attendees with this process) – Start: 4:30pm *also requires attending a training prior to shift*
  • Live Auction Recorder (monitor and track the bids during the live auction) – Start: 6pm
  • Tear Down Assistance (carrying items to cars, closing the silent auction and cleaning up) – End of event

Please contact Melissa to sign-up:

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