Volunteers are the life source of the Senior Center.


Covid19 Closure Notice

Thank you to the West Seattle community for your outpouring of interest in helping our participants while the Senior Center is closed. We will begin accepting new volunteer applications once again when the center reopens.


Shandee Jones


A heart made of words expressing thanks to volunteers of West Seattle Senior Center.

A pessimist, they say, sees a glass of water as being half empty; an optimist sees the same glass as half full.  But a giving person sees a glass of water and starts looking for someone who might be thirsty.
– G. Thomas Gale


Once the Senior Center Reopens, Volunteers are Our Lifeblood!

We depend on our volunteers daily and appreciate them dearly. They are the heart and backbone of the Senior Center, and it takes over 200 volunteers to run all of our programs, events, and activities.  Whether you can commit to ongoing weekly shifts or prefer something more flexible, we have many opportunities to choose from and will update available opportunities as we adjust to being open during a pandemic. Our Westside Friends program, which matches volunteers with senior members in the community, will also resume taking applications once it is safe for our volunteers to make home visits.

If you’d like to contribute to the Center with your time once we reopen, please check back periodically. You can also direct questions to~

Sara Hanson-Andreu, Senior Center Volunteer Coordinator
email | phone: (206) 932-4044 x8

Michele Fawcett-Long, Westside Friends
email | phone: (206) 928-1730

To find out some of the many ways that our volunteers contribute,

read about our Featured Volunteers!