Volunteers are the life source of the Senior Center



Onsite Volunteers

We depend on our volunteers daily and appreciate them dearly. They are the heart and backbone of the Senior Center. 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 will have many opportunities to choose from.

We currently have a need for Volunteers in the Café, Kitchen and for Technical Assistants.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete an application here. If you have questions, please contact the SCWS volunteer coordinator.

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



Westside Friends

Visit & Assist Seniors in West Seattle Through Our Westside Friends Outreach Program

Would you like to support an elder in West Seattle and make a new friend?

The Senior Center’s Westside Friends (WSF) program matches caring volunteers with West Seattle elders in need of companionship. Volunteers may make a friendly visit or phone call, help with projects, take walks, or drive to the store or an appointment. Our WSF volunteers often create lasting relationships with their senior friends.

Social distancing is observed as appropriate and hours are flexible.

Please complete our online application.

Please contact Michele Fawcett-Long
email | phone: (206) 928-1730


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


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

read about our Featured Volunteers!