Volunteer Services-King County

Volunteer Opportunities:

The mission of Volunteer Services (formerly Volunteer Chore Services) is to assist low-income older adults and adults with chronic illnesses or disabilities remain independent in their own home. We match volunteers with older adults to provide companionship, light housework, and other simple chores. Opportunities to help are available all over the county. Below are a few ways you can get involved.

Visitors and Chore Buddies

Volunteer Services helps older adults and adults with disabilities remain independent by assisting them with everyday household chores that they are unable to keep up with on their own, such as vacuuming, laundry, grocery shopping and yard work. Your help is needed in your neighborhood, on your schedule and based on your availability.

Phone Buddy

Do you have time each week for a phone conversation with an older adult? “Phone Buddies” is a special project of Volunteer Services, King County, to provide older adults with support through a weekly phone call. Many of these individuals no longer have the friendships they once had and greatly benefit from regular communication with another caring individual. They have wonderful stories and experiences to share with you.

MS Volunteer Chore Services Assistant

Be a volunteer to someone living with Multiple Sclerosis in your neighborhood! Many times, individuals with MS have mobility problems or problems with fatigue. Your caring visits may mean the difference between a neighbor staying in her/his own home and having to move into assisted living or a nursing home.

On Call 

Could you or a friend fit in time to help out just once a month? How about 4 times a year? Sign up as an on-call volunteer and receive regular emails about one-time wishes for help in your neighborhood. On-call opportunities are usually only a couple of hours a month, and could include transportation, yardwork, cleaning, moving assistance or other simple chores. This is a great opportunity for groups too—gather together a bunch of friends, coworkers, or members of a club or church to get together and pitch in to help a senior.

Volunteer Transportation

Volunteer drivers are needed throughout King County to drive or carpool with seniors and adults with disabilities to doctor’s appointments, the grocery store, the pharmacy, and other important locations. Giving your time once a week or even once a month can make a huge difference in the life of a senior in your community! Volunteer Services provides qualified volunteer drivers with mileage reimbursement, training, and umbrella insurance.

Group Opportunities 

Volunteer Services has a number of opportunities for groups of all sizes. Group projects are an excellent way to provide a first taste of volunteer service with your friends, youth group, community group, faith community or corporate team. Groups contribute their skills in painting, home clean-up, minor home repair, moving or yard work.

Having help with simple tasks like these can make a real difference in someone’s life.

Volunteer Services, a program of Catholic Community Services, is a “safety net” for older adults and adults living with disabilities who are unable to afford chore help or are ineligible for state/paid chore services. All recipients live on a limited income, have chronic health conditions or difficulty with mobility, and most live alone. We carefully match volunteers to opportunities based on their personalities, neighborhood, and preferences, and provide training and ongoing support to our volunteers. Join us in supporting our elders!

Notifying the Public of Rights Under Title VI

Notifying the Public of Rights Under Title VI

Volunteer Services Transportation Program

  • Volunteer Services, a program of Catholic Community Services Western Washington (CCSWW), operates its’ transportation programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with Volunteer Services.
  • For more information on the CCSWW civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact 253-502-2708, email JodieM@ccsww.org, or visit our administrative office at 1323 Yakima Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98405, or visit ccsww.org.
  • A complainant may file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration by filing a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20590.
  • If information is needed in another language, contact 844-851-9380.

View a copy of the Volunteer Services Transportation Program Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) policy here.

Download a Volunteer Services Transportation Complaint Form in EnglishSpanish, or Korean.

Download information about the Complaint Process in English and Spanish.

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Interested in Volunteering?

Click here to complete our online volunteer registration form!

Click here to view and download volunteer registration forms.

To get help or information about volunteering, contact:

(206) 328-5787
Toll free: 1-888-649-6850
E-mail
100 23rd Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98144

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Resources

Senior Information and Assistance Contact:
206-448-3110, or
Click here

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Transportation Resources

Community Living Connections
1-844-348-5464

Mail Donations To:
Catholic Community Services
Attn: Fund Development
100 23rd Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98144-5979