Community-Run Volunteer Opportunities

The opportunities listed on this page are NOT ADMINISTERED by the University of Washington School of Medicine, and HAVE NOT BEEN REVIEWED to determine whether or not they meet our general standards of safety. If students choose to participate in any non-sanctioned volunteer activities they must do so as private citizens—not as medical students—for reasons related to liability. UWSOM-administered opportunities are included on this Service Learning page.

(Seattle) United Way of King County

United Way of King County is offering various volunteer and in-kind responses for COVID-19. View opportunities here.

(Spokane) 2nd Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest is an essential service, and we will remain open during the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order in Washington. Second Harvest is still distributing food to partners and through our direct service programs. They are also still in need of volunteers to help sort and repack food for distribution.

More Details: https://mcusercontent.com/86eaafaae866087a89ef3812b/files/3d8d42a0-5fd4-4f8e-9d61-1c5bd5c34ce6/COVID_2nd_harvest.docx.pdf

Volunteer Here: https://2-harvest.org/volunteer/

(Spokane) Childcare for Providers: Not a UWSOM affiliated project

For those who wish to provide childcare for healthcare providers in Spokane. Link here.

(Spokane) Assist with drive-thru COVID-19 screening
Volunteers will NOT have direct contact with individuals at the drive-thru site.
(Spokane) Donate Blood

Blood drives are cancelling across the country because of coronavirus concerns.  Blood drives are not considered “gatherings”, but are considered an essential service.

Please follow the VITALANT LINK to make an appointment to visit a donation center or check on a blood drive near you.

Link to schedule: https://www.vitalant.org/Home.aspx