Volunteer Opportunities

Sound Generations is grateful for the 1,000+ star volunteers who have contributed both time and service to further our mission of providing a better quality of life to King County’s aging community. Without volunteer support, we would not be able to provide low-cost and free services to those who need us most. Diverse in age, background, skills, and interests – our volunteers share an intergenerational desire to engage with the community & staff, support operations, and address the most urgent needs of aging adults with a smile! 

We have a variety of volunteer opportunities for people of all talents, interests, and schedules. To learn more about Sound Generations, our programs, and how volunteers can help aid our mission, check out the Sound Generations Overview.

Become a volunteer today!

Volunteer with Sound Generations Programs & Services

volunteer with volunteer transportation
volunteer with meals on wheels
volunteer with community dining
volunteer with assistance services
volunteer with downtown Seattle administration
volunteer with special events

Volunteer with Sound Generations Affiliated Senior Centers

volunteer with Ballard NW Senior Center
volunteer with Sno-Valley Senior Center
volunteer with Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center
volunteer with East African Senior Center
volunteer with Lake City Senior Project

All Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering with us but don’t see an opening that fits what you’re looking for? Reach out to Erika Bell, erika@soundgenerations.org

  • Meals on Wheels: Deliver Meals and a Smile in Bellevue!

    Driver: Volunteers are needed to deliver meals in Bellevue on Monday mornings, as needed.  Volunteers pick up meals between 9-9:30 am and are typically done with their route in 1.5 to 2 hours. Mileage is reimbursable. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in volunteering long term.

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  • Meals on Wheels: Help Make a Difference in Kirkland!

    Help alleviate social isolation for seniors in your community. Make friendly phone calls to collect Meals on Wheels orders in Kirkland. This opportunity is on Thursday mornings, 9:30 am – 11:30 am, as needed.

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  • Meals on Wheels: Help provide office support in Burien!

    Office Support: Put your organizational skills to work. Meals on Wheels in Burien is in need of a volunteer to work independently for about 1 hour on either Mondays or Fridays, the timing is flexible. A typical day includes, checking phone messages, printing paperwork, and general prep for the week to keep Meals on Wheels…

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  • Meals on Wheels: Help Make a Difference in Burien!

    Caller: Help alleviate social isolation for seniors in your community. Make friendly phone calls to collect Meals on Wheels orders in Burien. This opportunity is on Wednesday mornings, 9:00 am – 11:00 am, as needed.

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  • Meals on Wheels: Deliver Meals and a Smile in Renton!

    Driver: A volunteer is needed to deliver meals in Renton on Wednesday mornings. Drivers typically arrive at the Center between 10 am and 10:15 am, load up the meals, and are done with their route in 1 to 2 hours.

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  • Marketing & Philanthropy: Volunteer at the IPAA Luncheon!

    Position: Multiple availableProgram: Marketing and PhilanthropyLocation: The Meydenbauer Center – 11100 NE 6th St. Bellevue, WA – 4th Flr, Room 404Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2024Schedule: 9a – 1:30p (varied)Duration: One time / One dayGroup or Individual: BothKid Friendly: NoContact: Erika Bell at erika@soundgenerations.orgSign-Up Link: https://fundraise.givesmart.com/form/1SyqvA We invite volunteers to join the 19th annual Inspire Positive…

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  • Meals on Wheels: Help Make a Difference in Renton!

    Help make a difference for seniors in your community by coordinating our Renton Meals on Wheels site! In this position, your main responsibilities are to coordinate our dedicated volunteers for the delivery of meals as well as completing various office tasks that keep Meals on Wheels humming along on schedule. This volunteer role involves a…

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  • Elder Education Institute: Administrative Assistant

    Program: Elder Education InstituteLocation: Hybrid (Seattle office and/or Online) Schedule: 5-10 hours/week, FlexibleDuration: OngoingGroup or Individual: IndividualKid Friendly: NoContact: alisonc@soundgenerations.orgSummary: Help our educational program reach people who need it  Would you like to help build the Elder Education Institute? Help us bring training on topics related to older adults and aging to a broader audience. We are looking…

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  • Community Dining:  Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Senior Center – Volunteer Food Service help needed!

    TITLE:  Community Dining:  Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Senior Center – Volunteer Food Service help needed!  LOCATION:  Shoreline Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline WA.  SCHEDULE:   Any day(s) Monday thru Friday,   9am – 1pm   DURATION:  Ongoing  GROUP OR INDIVIDUAL:  Individual  KID FRIENDLY:  no  CONTACT:  Caleb Lay  CalebL@soundgenerations.org  206-365-1536  SUMMARY:  Assist with providing hot, home-made lunches to…

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  • Volunteer Drivers: Donate Your Time And Do Something Amazing For The Seniors In Your Community!

    Change lives by giving rides! Drive seniors to and from their important medical appointments.

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  • Community Dining:  Central Area Senior Center Volunteer Food Service help needed!

    Help needed with community dining at the Central Area Senior Center! Looking for people who are reliable, friendly, and interested in making people feel welcome.   No experience required, but if you do have any experience working in a kitchen preparing meals for a group, we’d love to have you apply! 

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  • Community Dining:  Volunteer Food Service help needed! 

    Assist with providing hot, home-made lunches to East African community seniors!   Food Prep and Servers needed.

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  • Matter of Balance (MOB): Seeking to Train Volunteer Coaches!

    Program: A Matter of Balance – Coach Training Location: Training will be via Zoom Schedule: The training is completed in two 4-hour sessions (over 2 days) Duration: A total of 8 hours for the training (workshop is led with 2 trained coaches over 8 weeks) Group or Individual: Training can be done in a group or with…

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  • Front Desk Receptionist

    1st point of contact as facility visitors enter the facility.  Provide information regarding classes, services and Special Events.  Accept class registrations.

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  • Volunteer Coordinator

    Oversee all volunteers within the senior center

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  • Ambassador

    We are actively seeking volunteers to assist us in bringing awareness to the Shoreline and Lake Forest Park communities, of our programming and services plus creating awareness of the aging process.

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  • Special Events Volunteer & Fundraising

    We are actively seeking volunteers to assist with developing our Special Events and Fund Raising efforts by providing various administrative tasks.

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  • Project Assistant Volunteers

    Join our Marketing & Philanthropy team! Looking for a fun way to learn more about Sound Generations? The Marketing & Philanthropy department is looking for volunteers to assist with a special creative project to steward our donors & supporters! Volunteers will assist with the printing/placing of photo stickers on special “thank you” notecards.

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  • Assistance Services: Administrative Volunteer

    Join our Assistance Services Team!  As an Assistance Services volunteer, you will have the opportunity to support Pathways Information and Assistance, Caregiver Support, Senior Rights Assistance, and GRAT (Geriatric Regional Assessment Team) with a variety of administrative needs, that include data entry, letter folding, and mailing activities. This administrative support allows staff to spend more…

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  • Ambassador Volunteer Opportunity

    Are you savvy with social media and have a following of 200 or more? Are you passionate about supporting aging adults? Then we want to hear from you

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Volunteer Policies

Our volunteer policies can be reviewed here.