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Volunteer

COVID-19 Updates

We are now able to host a limited number of volunteers in roles supporting the Treehouse Store. We have one-time and ongoing shifts available for individuals or small groups. Please see a description of these roles below.

For more information on volunteering, please email volunteer@treehouseforkids.org.

Share Your Time and Talents with Treehouse

Volunteers are a critical part of how Treehouse supports youth in foster care. We welcome groups, individuals and families to join us.

Treehouse’s commitment to diversity and equity is central to our work with youth in foster care, and our volunteers are our partners in this work. Treehouse serves youth and caregivers of many races and ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities and religious beliefs. We seek volunteers who reflect that diversity. We know that everyone is at a different place in their learning about dismantling racism and other forms of oppression, but our expectation is that Treehouse volunteers bring a personal commitment to continued learning and action on these fronts.

Want to join us? Please view our volunteer opportunities below. We look forward to working with you.

Treehouse Ambassador Board

We are accepting applications for TAB now, through May 3rd. To apply, email volunteer@treehouseforkids.org.

TAB is comprised of community members who want to be of service, expand their network, and become an ambassador for philanthropy and systemic change. Members leverage their networks to level the playing field for youth experiencing foster care. As a member you will increase your knowledge about the foster care system, educational and racial equity, and fundraising while making friends, connections, and a positive impact on your community.

We encourage and welcome BIPOC, LGBTQAI and alumni of the foster care system to apply.

To apply, please email volunteer@treehouseforkids.org.

If you are outside of King County, we would love to talk to you! Email volunteer@treehouseforkids.org to find out more.

Minimum Age: 21

Location: Meetings take place virtually, using Zoom.

Commitment: TAB members are elected to a two-year term, the average commitment is 4-6 hours per month.

Virtual Volunteer Tutoring

We are continuing to accept applications from interested volunteer tutors through the spring and summer. We anticipate less demand for tutoring during the summer break, so tutors who apply now may be added to a waiting list before being matched with a student in the fall.

Our online tutoring program matches volunteers to work one-on-one with students by providing academic support using video conferencing software. Students request volunteers to help with homework, credit recovery support, senior projects and more. Tutors work in coordination with their assigned student, the student’s Education Specialist and Treehouse’s Academic and Career Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteer tutors work with students from middle school to college level throughout the state. Most of our requests are from high school students.

It is valuable for youth in foster care to work with volunteers with whom they can identify. Volunteers who are fluent in Spanish/ French/Tigrinya and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Age: 18

Location: Statewide (Tutors must be residents of Washington state)

Commitment: Standing weekly or twice-weekly virtual tutoring meeting, with a maximum of 2 hours of tutoring per student each week.

After they are trained and onboarded, volunteers are placed in our pool of tutors to wait for a student who is a good match for their skills and availability. New tutors may find a student match right away, or there may be a waiting period. We ask that new tutors remain available to be matched with students for a full school year.

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