The Sophia Way | Volunteer
Ending homelessness for women
homeless women, homeless, homelessness, shelter, safety, stability, shelter, women's shelter, Bellevue, homeless in King County
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Volunteer

You are the heart of our work

Currently, volunteers are not permitted at our office, Day Center or Shelters because of the Stay Home order.

If you would like to know about volunteering at The Sophia Way, please join TSW101, our virtual event that is held on the third Tuesday of each month. 

We recognize that our work would not be possible without the commitment of our volunteers. We are grateful to have so many people involved with The Sophia Way who donate more than 15,000 hours every year to support women experiencing homelessness.

Whether you choose to give an hour, a day or an entire year of volunteer service, we value your contribution immensely and appreciate that you are giving back to the community.

Ages 16 and over are welcome to volunteer at The Sophia Way. If you are younger than 16, you’ll need to bring along a parent or guardian when you volunteer.

View our volunteering opportunities below and let us know your area of interest by filling this form

Attend the TSW101

Currently, we are holding this as a virtual event. Join us to know:

  • about our mission to end homelessness for women
  • how you can get involved as a volunteer, meal donor, supporter.
  • about volunteering opportunities for you and your family, friends, coworkers, community groups

Held on the third Tuesday of the month, 4 – 5 PM

Sign up

April 21    |   May 19   |   June 16   |   July 21   |   August 18

To help you get started, fill in the volunteer paperwork and email it to volunteer@sophiaway.org.

Front Desk /Office Support

Front Desk /Office Support

Help us manage the front desk at our office. Answer phones, greet clients, donors, and office visitors. Also, assist the staff with various admin tasks.
Mon – Fri
10 AM – 1 PM & 1 – 5 PM
Good for Individuals

Day Center Assistant

Day Center Assistant

Support our staff to create a safe and clean space for women by helping with serving meals and cleaning.  Interested? Email volunteer@sophiaway.org
Mon – Sun
10 AM – 1 PM 
Good for Individuals

Shelter Cleaning

Shelter Cleaning

Staff and clients help keep the shelter clean every day, but we rely on groups to tackle bigger cleaning projects and do a deep clean
Mon – Fri
3:15 – 5:30 PM
Good for Groups

Organize Sophia's Closet

Organize Sophia's Closet

Unpack, sort, and organize incoming donations. Sign up here.
Mon – Sun
9 – 11 AM
11 AM – 1 PM
1 – 3 PM
Good for Individuals & Groups

Share Your Skills

Share Your Skills

Do you have special skills or knowledge that could be helpful for our clients? Talk to us about teaching a workshop or leading a fun activity
Mon – Sun
7:30 – 8:30 PM 
Good for Individuals & Groups

Donate a Meal

Donate a Meal

Prepare healthy meals for the women we serve. Click here to sign up for lunch at Day Center and dinners at Extended-Stay Shelter and Emergency Shelter 
Mon – Sun
Good for Individuals & Groups

Events / Outreach

Events / Outreach

Help staff plan and execute exclusive fundraising events, or assist at community awareness events.
As Needed
Good for Individuals

Donation Drives

Donation Drives

This is a great opportunity to involve kids and friends. Collect in-kind donations in your own creative way. Email info@sophiaway.org 
Good for Individuals & Groups