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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! Our volunteers are the heroes of Real Change, and we’re here to help you have the best volunteer experience possible. We’d like to help you find an opportunity that matches your skills and availability to our needs.

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Gaining meaningful experience with low-income and diverse populations
  • Personal satisfaction of representing Real Change in the community
  • Possible school credit
  • Pursuant to the volunteer position, potentially learning about non-profit program management, operations, development, marketing or journalism

Open Volunteer Positions

To see a list of volunteer positions and qualifications, visit our Volunteer Opportunities Page. Please note that not all of these positions have openings at this time. You may inquire with the Volunteer Manager to discuss our current needs and how to apply.

Interested?

Sign up to attend a New Volunteer Orientation by contacting our Volunteer Manager, Jenn Romo, at (206) 441-3247 ext. 212 or e-mail volunteer (at) realchangenews (dot) org.

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I do my Service-Learning or school-based internship with Real Change?
We offer several unpaid internships each school term. Generally a commitment of 10 hours/week for the length of the term is required, though we can be flexible for the sake of school requirements. Internships include positions in our Editorial, Vendor Services and Development departments.  Several service-learning positions are also available each quarter/semester and typically consist of small projects for Development, Advocacy, and Vendor Services or data entry.

Can our group take a tour of the Real Change office?
We can give your students/parishioners/ office mates/friends a tour of our office and present an overview of what we do. Please call in advance to make an appointment. Tour groups are generally limited to no more than 12 people due to space constraints.

Can we volunteer as a group?
We periodically are able to facilitate high impact one-time projects that are appropriate for all ages. Please contact our Volunteer Manager to see if there is a current need for a group project. We generally are not able to accommodate weekend projects.

I am under 18. Can I volunteer?
Yes, but we request that teenagers be 16 years old to volunteer without parents/guardians. Jobs for 16 and 17 year olds include editorial, advocacy, development and general office tasks, and you must have written permission from your parents/guardians to volunteer. Direct service with our Vendors is limited to volunteers who are 18 or older. Some events are open to volunteers of all ages with parental support and supervision.

Can I volunteer with Real Change to fulfill my court-ordered community service requirements?
Yes, we occasionally work with volunteers who have court-ordered community service. In order to make this partnership work, we request that you contact us with a reasonable amount of time to serve your hours. Our volunteers generally work between 2 - 4 hours per week and we may not be able to accommodate a high number of required service hours. Some volunteer positions are not available for volunteers with recent criminal histories.

Current Volunteers

 
Log in to the Real Change Volunteer Portal