Volunteering in Southeast Seattle
Volunteers and interns are essential to the success of Seattle Tilth!
Build professional and personal skills, meet people and contribute to the community in our Southeast Seattle programs while volunteering or becoming an intern at Seattle Tilth. Interested?
- Please complete a required volunteer/intern registration form.
- Next, attend a required Volunteer Orientation to get started with the opportunities listed.
- Read on for more information about our volunteer and internship opportunities in Southeast Seattle and Rainier Valley.
Can't make the next Volunteer Orientation, but want to get started working with us right away? Try attending a drop-in work party below!
- Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands Work Parties
Every Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands
5513 S. Cloverdale St. Seattle, WA
Help plant, harvest, and maintain the Rainier Beach Urban Farm, and upgrade the site for the next step towards more food production.
- Community Kitchens NW Dinner Volunteers
June 21, 2–7 p.m. (last dinner before summer break, starting up again in September!)
Rainier Community Center
4600 38th Avenue S, Seattle, WA
Volunteers needed to help with cooking, serving and clean up.
- Children's Garden Volunteer Naturalists
Lead students from the Rainer Valley neighborhood on Earth Steward Tours at the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands. Learn about Organic Farming and Animal Husbandry while having loads of fun!
- Veggie Crew
Work parties take place in our Bradner Gardens Park in the Mt. Baker neighborhood. Work parties have an educational topic, and are hosted by a Seattle Tilth staff gardener or trained Garden Steward. We ask for volunteers to attend six work parties throughout the season.
- Farm Steward at Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands
Work with Seattle Tilth and Friends of RBUFW to transition a ten acre commercial nursery and wetlands site into a market organic farm. Development is starting in 2013 after extensive community input! Learn about greenhouse and shade-house management, field cultivation, harvesting, produce distribution, education techniques, wetlands restoration, and much more.
- Garden Steward at Bradner Gardens Park
Gain “hands-on” experience and learn about organic food production and sustainable landscape management while working alongside Seattle Tilth staff and volunteers in the garden, during classes, and pursuing independent projects.
- Rainier Beach Learning Garden (RBLG) Steward Intern
Learn organic gardening techniques while helping to build and maintain the learning garden at RBLG. Help support large garden projects, host work parties, and keep the garden looking beautiful.
Seattle Tilth is part of Rainier Valley Eats!, a collaboration between Seattle Tilth, Community Kitchens Northwest, Public Health Seattle & King County, supported by the United Way. For more information, visit Rainier Valley Eats! at www.rainiervalleyeats.org or contact Katie Pencke at (206) 992-7034, email@example.com