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The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle thanks you for your interest in working with us to improve the quality of life of those we serve! While our staff is doing extraordinary work each and every day, we recognize that empowering communities and changing lives is a TEAM effort. Together we can be better, bigger, stronger, and more empowered than ever before!

Find answers to your most immediate volunteer questions in the dropdown menu to the right. To get started, click the sign-up button below!

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This is just the beginning! Here you’ll find all the information you need to get started with the ULMS volunteer sign-up process. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out via the contact information below!

You can begin the process of becoming a ULMS volunteer by clicking the Individual Sign-up button below! Once you complete the online sign-up form, a ULMS team member will reach out to you within 48 hours of submission with follow up information and instructions.

Group volunteers require special accommodations and will need to select the Group Sign-up option.

Volunteers may be involved in all programs, events, and activities of the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle with few considerations:

Age: Due to the nature of our clientele, standard volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. However, high school students may obtain volunteer hours (in a limited capacity) with express written consent from a parent or legal guardian. 

Gender: Volunteers are not restricted by gender and/or sexual orientation.

Racial Background: Volunteers are not restricted by race.

Criminal Background: Having a criminal background does not exclude an individual from volunteering with ULMS. However, depending on the nature of the offense, some volunteers may be ineligible to participate in specific departments or with specific programs. 

The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle is recognized as an approved agency through the Seattle Municipal court. Therefore, individuals completing required community service through the court system may select ULMS as a volunteer location.

In addition, volunteers seeking to complete student intern projects, alternative sentencing programs, and/or other mandated community service may do so with ULMS.  If you’d like to use your volunteer hours as credit toward fulfilling another obligation, please indicate so on the volunteer sign-up form.

All volunteers are required to review and accept the terms of the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle Volunteer Policy before partaking in any tasks on behalf of the organization. Volunteers and volunteer interests are encouraged to view the full Volunteer policy via the button below at any time.


Upcoming Opportunities

Office Assistance | Ongoing

The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle is always in need of volunteers who are willing and able to assist with a variety of tasks within the ULMS main office including but not limited to data entry, cleaning, organizing, and general duties as assigned.

Homeless Outreach | Ongoing

The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle is always in need of volunteers who are willing and able to assist our homeless outreach team. This can include creating hygiene kits, distributing the kits, and informing those experiencing homelessness about our available programs and services.


For any additional inquiries, send us a message!