Seattle Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens Seeks Volunteers

The Seattle Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens needs your time and expertise. As a Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens volunteer, you will meet people, make friends, and know that the time you give makes a positive difference in the lives of Seattle's older adults and people with disabilities.

Volunteers are needed for the following positions:

  • Peer Support—Are you a retired social worker or counselor? Your skills are needed to support older adults in transition. Many older residents of Seattle need to connect with someone who understands life's changes and challenges, can provide a listening, empathetic, non-judgmental ear, and help direct them to needed resources and services.
  • Editor of Weekly Jobs List—Our Employment Resource Center needs your sharp-eyed editing skills and attention to details to produce the weekly Job List. Training and support will be provided.
  • Front Desk Support—Help our busy front desk by welcoming visitors, responding to telephone calls and e-mail requests, and connecting older Seattle residents with Employment Resource Center counselors, Seniors Training Seniors computer classes, SHIBA insurance benefits advisors, Gold or FLASH special discount cards, and other City programs and services. Training and support will be provided.
  • Senior Training Seniors Volunteer Instructors—Use your teaching or training experience to help others to learn basic computer skills, MS Word, and Excel. Training, curriculum and support provided.

We ask for a one-year commitment and a minimum of three to four hours per week. Call 206-684-0500 or e-mail seniors@seattle.gov to request an application.