Volunteer : Fulfilling a Service Requirement

We welcome students who need to earn service learning credit, as well as community members who have court-related service obligations. Some limitations apply.  Below are most of our opportunities.

To get started: 

Complete our volunteer application


  • Include the number of hours you need
  • Include your deadline when you need them by


Service Learning & Service Hours for Students


One-time & Short Term Opportunities

Vegetable Garden Work Party

April 14, 2019.
9:30 to 11 am
Greenwood Senior Center: 525 N 85th St, 98103

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Bingo Karaoke Set Up

Upcoming dates: April 26, May 31, June 28, September 27, October 25  and December 13, 2019.
4-6 pm
Greenwood Senior Center: 525 N 85th St, 98103

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PNA Auction

May 4, 2019 (also clean up on Sunday, May 5)
shifts from 9 am to 11:30 pm
Phinney Center: 6532 Phinney Ave N, 98103

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Ongoing opportunities

WordPress help

Help enter data and content into WordPress. Experience with WordPress a plus, but not necessary. 5-10 hours/quarter.

Feed people in need

Mondays in Greenwood, 1 to 4 pm or 4:30 to 7 pm; Tuesdays, 1 to 4 pm or 4:30 to 7 pm; and Wednesdays, 8 to noon or 11 am to 2 pm in Phinney.  Greatest need for ongoing volunteers on Mondays. Volunteers must be 15+ years old.  Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Washington State food worker card and pass a background check. Learn more »

Feed unhoused women

Make and deliver meals to a neighborhood women’s shelter. Sunday evenings, September through May. Learn more »

Make treats

Bake something delicious (at home) for the Greenwood Senior Center’s early stage memory loss class (ongoing) or PNA events.  Cookies, bars, quick breads and other easy to freeze items work best. One service hour for each item made, limit 2 hours per delivery. Learn more »

One-on-one technology mentors

Help a senior learn how to use his or her smart phone, tablet, laptop or e-reader.  Requests range from setting up an email account to attaching a photo to downloading an app. We’re looking for folks comfortable with their skills and able to communicate well with a confused user.  You decide what types of equipment you’re comfortable helping with and when you’d like to help. While flexible in timing, potential hours are based on demand for help; this opportunity is best suited for volunteers able to make a 6+ month commitment.  Sign up here »

Writers wanted

We are looking for high school students with strong writing skills to help write and edit articles for our newsletters, The Review for our blogs.  Interested parties should submit a writing sample.

Calling all gardeners!

Get dirty with the PNA. Volunteers needed to help pretty up and maintain the handful of small gardens at the Greenwood Senior Center and Phinney Center campus, including the Heart of Phinney Park. Weekly Garden Work Parties at GSC, May through September 2019. Sign up here »


Court-Related Service Hours

Our policy states that prospective volunteers must NOT have been found guilty of a crime against a person.  Most of our opportunities are in the garden, with our facilities department (cleaning/organizing, etc), supporting events and helping at our Hot Meal Program.

To get started, please include the number of hours you need and your deadline when you complete our volunteer application.  Please include a note if you have any special skills you think might be useful for us to know about as we consider what projects might be the best fit.

We will review your information and respond as soon as we are able about opportunities to get involved.