MATCHING GRANT  Your gift DOUBLES to help our homeless neighbors



How you can best help the Mission during this time:

  • Support the Mission financially. Please prayerfully consider how you can support or have others support the Mission so that our homeless neighbors will know that they’re valued and they’re loved, by us, by you, and by God, no matter their circumstances:
  • Pray: Pray for the continued protection of our amazing staff who continue to labor selflessly and lovingly. Pray for the Mission and for wisdom as we seek new ways to serve while adhering to the ever-changing guidelines. Pray for the protection of our homeless neighbors. Pray that we would keep our eyes on Jesus, and not look at the winds swirling around us.
Returning volunteers

Check out the volunteer schedule and sign up for your next service.

How do I volunteer to help homeless in Seattle?

Volunteering with Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission is more than a service opportunity. It's the chance to give hope, healing, and help save lives.

Here are 5 ways to volunteer:

Looking for more ways to volunteer your time? See all volunteer opportunities.


Group opportunities and service projects

Check out group volunteer opportunities and service projects! Volunteering with your group is flexible to your group’s needs, rewarding, and planned just for you by our Volunteer Engagement team. Your group can directly impact the lives of our homeless neighbors.

Looking for more ways to volunteer as a group? See group volunteer opportunities and guidelines.

New volunteers

Take a few moments to review the Mission’s Volunteer Handbook. It helps to know our history, mission, and some basic dos and don’ts — like what kind of shoes are okay in the kitchen — to help have a fun and rewarding experience.

Next, create an account using our volunteer website. You’ll be asked to choose a username and password.

Please wait for 1-2 business days for your background check to be approved — you will receive a confirmation email once this has occurred, at which point you can jump right in and lend a hand! Sign up to volunteer now.

Want to know more before jumping in? Sign up for our New Volunteer Orientation. This class is designed for volunteers who have recently become or are interested in becoming a volunteer. You'll enjoy light refreshments while we share volunteer opportunities, inform you about homelessness, and equip you for volunteer service. We look forward to meeting you!

Contact us

Do you have questions about volunteering? Get in touch with our Volunteer Engagement Team — or (206) 723-0767.

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It's the perfect volunteer activity for groups! Purchase, prepare, and bring an entire meal to one of our shelters.
Our guests absolutely love special meals prepared by our wonderful volunteers!


When you give the gift of yourself it makes a real difference in the lives of those we serve.



One of the best team-building activities for any group is volunteering.
Volunteering together can be especially enriching; it is an opportunity to break
the routine and see another side of the people you're with.



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Is God calling you to grow in your volunteer role at the Mission?
Is God asking you to use your gifts and talents to expand the impact you’re
having on those in great need? 
Do you want to go deeper, further, and
farther in your volunteer experience at the Mission? 


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Get ready. You won't believe the impact your company can have when you serve at the Mission.
Your experience will be easy, stress-free and rewarding for your employees.


A drive makes a big impact. And it's a great way to build community through
the shared joy of giving with your friends, workplace, or church.

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Matching Grant DOUBLES your gift — up to $200,000!

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