Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Low Income Housing Institute! 

LIHI Volunteers work in a variety of capacities and are essential in our success of working to end homelessness in our communities. Our residents and patrons are best served by active participation of community members and LIHI volunteers are crucial and valued members of our organization.

Our program is still growing and we would love to hear what you’re hoping to get out of your experience with us! Let us know by filling out our Volunteer Application Form

If you would like to learn more about LIHI’s volunteer opportunities, please contact our volunteer coordinator at or call 206.957.8067.

Below are our current volunteer opportunities.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with kids

Make a difference in the lives of kids and families transitioning out of homelessness – volunteer at one of our housing sites leading after-school activities for kids: arts, crafts, reading, games, sports, and more!

Work with residents to develop computer skills and secure jobs

Work in our expanding Computer Technology and Job Search Training Program with LIHI residents one-on-one and share your computer skills, help find employment opportunities and fill out application forms. Our waitlist grows daily and we urgently need volunteers! To see more about this program, check out the job description!

Drop-in Computer Coach at a LIHI computer lab

Serve as a resource a couple of hours each week for residents to drop-in by answering questions about resumes and job searches at one of our LIHI computer labs. Check out the job description to see if you’d be a good match!

Volunteer at the Urban Rest Stop

Help improve the well-being and self-sufficiency of individuals and families experiencing homelessness by providing access to essential hygiene services at our downtown facility. Organize a supply drive: new socks, toothbrushes, tooth paste, magazines, books, comic books are all needed at the URS.

Be a friendly companion

Spend some time each week with a senior and disabled resident of LIHI housing; provide support and companionship.

Administrative Help

Assist LIHI’s volunteer program by providing administrative assistance a couple of hours each week to our growing program.

For the latest updates about our volunteer program and to subscribe to our volunteer newsletter visit Our Blog.