Get Involved

Join us in helping our neighbors. There are many ways to get involved!

Join Our Team

Job Opportunity: Program Coordinator

Join our team at an exciting time of growth as we work to stop homelessness in West Seattle and White Center!

At the West Seattle Helpline (WSH), we believe that nobody should have to sleep on the street. Despite this, over 12,000 people are experiencing homelessness in King County, many of whom lost their home after an eviction or utility shut-off.  Our organization puts a stop to homelessness through rent and utility assistance, bus tickets, and our Clothesline, the largest all-ages clothing bank in Seattle.

The WSH seeks an energetic and empathetic Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator will be
responsible for executing the delivery of the WSH direct service programs - the Hotline, the Clothesline, Financial Assistance, and Transportation Assistance. This position is critical to serving the individuals and families in our community who are at risk of homelessness, hunger, and other detrimental poverty-related outcomes.

To apply, email resume and cover letter to director@wshelpline.org

Make a Contribution

Our supporters make it possible for us to serve our community.  Donating online is quick, easy, and goes straight to helping our neighbors in need!  Make a one-time gift, or join the Circle of Neighbors to give monthly and get exclusive perks!

Volunteer Your Time

We love our volunteers!

Our dedicated volunteers make it possible for us to help our neighbors in need by taking applications over the phone or sorting and distributing clothing at the Clothesline clothing store. Be a great neighbor and join the West Seattle Helpline team! Complete our online application form:

Become a Board Member

Board members guide West Seattle Helpline’s service and growth. Help us build on our history of service!

The West Seattle Helpline’s Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring the sustainability of the Helpline while supporting the Executive Director in providing assistance to our West Seattle neighbors in need. Participation on the Board is by invitation and is open to members of our community who are excited to shape the direction of our growth and improve the lives of our neighbors in West Seattle and White Center.

Key activities include:

  • Attending monthly board meetings
  • Fundraising
  • Event planning
  • Professional assistance
  • Community outreach

If you'd like to apply or receive more information on becoming a Helpline board member, please email us at info@wshelpline.org.

Become a Sponsor

We wouldn't be able to do it without our amazing sponsors! 

Our sponsors help ensure that every dollar raised goes towards our programming to help families and individuals recover from hardship. There are many different sponsorship options, from an annual sponsorship to event sponsorships. There are sponsorship levels for every business size! 

If you'd like to sign up as a sponsor, click here. If you would like more information on sponsorship options, please email us at development@wshelpline.org

Attend One of Our Events

We host the “Taste of West Seattle” every spring and the “Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fall Auction” every year. Come enjoy yourself and support West Seattle Helpline all at once! We'll always announce the next event in our news section well ahead of time, and we hope to see you at the next one!

Donate New or Gently Used Clothing

West Seattle Helpline’s free clothing store, The Clothesline, accepts donations of new and gently used clothing for infants, children, and adults. 

At this time, the Clothesline cannot accept:

  • Blankets, sheets, or other bedding items
  • Bike helmets or sport equipment
  • Children's toys or stuffed animals 
  • Housewares or small appliances 

While we appreciate all donations, the Clothesline is especially seeking:

  • School-aged (ages 6-14) children's clothing items 
  • Men's shoes, especially sneakers / tennis shoes
  • Children's shoes, especially sizes 1-5
  • "Plus-Sized" clothing items (XXL+ for both men and women)
  • Undergarments and socks (new or VERY lightly used)

See our Wish List for more highly needed items. 

Any donations that are outside our needs and storage capacity will be redistributed to community partners. 

2017 Community Reporting

Learn more in our 2017 Community Report