Serve Locally

Discover opportunities to love our neighbors through food drives, book drives, and serving with local ministry partners.

Serve Together

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

Global Friends

Global Friends is a multi-ethnic community where international students, scholars, professionals, and their families can enjoy a meal together, make friends, and learn more about American culture. For more event information, click here. For ways to serve, contact Vivienne at

Language Institute

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

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 Sign-up for the UPC Search & Rescue van happening the second Friday of the month.

Operation Nightwatch

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

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

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

Local Ministry Partners