Discover opportunities to love our neighbors through food drives, book drives, and serving with local ministry partners.
Weekly Food Drive
Drop off your donations Sunday mornings in the red barrels at the church’s entrance. These donations go toward the U-District Food Bank to serve individuals and families in need.
Items needed: Canned meat and fruit, Shelf-stable milk and milk alternatives, Paper products, Baby supplies, Socks
Friday Prayer Walks
Pray for our neighborhood as we walk the U-District every Friday. This is a one-hour walk at a slow pace to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit in prayer for the people in our neighborhood. All are welcome. We will meet at glass doors on 15th AVE, rain or shine; you don’t have to sign up — just show up. Click here for more information
The Language Institute at University Presbyterian Church offers classes to improve your reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. There are opportunities for people to practice their conversational English. For ways to serve, contact Valerie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Street Youth Ministries
Street Youth Ministries (SYM) is a faith-based nonprofit serving homeless youth and youth in crisis ages 13 through 26. The Drop-in Center provides basic needs of youth, including food, hygiene items, showers, clothing, and laundry. Drop-in volunteers help staff to make connections and meet the needs of youth that come to the center.
U-District Food Bank
The U-District Food Bank serves individuals and families in need with food and access to resources to help them become self-sufficient. Find opportunities to volunteer in person.
Union Gospel Mission
Be a Union Gospel Mission volunteer to serve others in the dark streets of the U-District and be a light to men and women who desperately need Jesus. See volunteer opportunities at https://www.ugm.org/volunteer. Sign-up for the UPC Search & Rescue van happening the second Friday of the month.
Operation Nightwatch volunteers cook food, visit seniors, go out on the street, listen to stories, collect socks and work to improve homeless people’s lives. Volunteer
World Relief is a Christian organization that brings sustainable solutions to the world’s greatest problems – disasters, extreme poverty, and oppression. They partner with local churches to bring hope and transformation to the most vulnerable. Volunteer
Elizabeth Gregory Home
EGH serves single homeless women in the greater Seattle area by providing transitional housing and a Day Center. They have opportunities for serving meals and for clerical support. Share your time and talent to help women experiencing homelessness. Get Involved
Urban Impact addresses the complex realities of urban poverty in Seattle’s Rainier Valley. There are volunteer opportunities for clerical support for their program. Volunteer