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Welcome to the Seattle Chapter of StandUp For Kids! Re-established in the summer of 2008, the Seattle program has created a core leadership group, implemented a solid training program and continues to recruit and train volunteers.  We started our street outreach efforts on Capitol Hill in June 2009.  We currently do outreach in the evening in Downtown Seattle on Thursdays 7:00PM-8:30PM.  Please join us in our efforts!

Services Provided

Street Outreach - Street Outreach counselors go to the streets to reach out to homeless and at-risk youth.
StandUp For Kids connects with homeless and at-risk youth to let them know that there are people who are concerned about their well-being and are there to help.  This critical bonding is the first step towards helping these kids get off the streets and live a better life.

Seattle Chapter posing at the Charity Chowdown
with local super heros, Phoenix Jones, No Name and Ghost.

What's next for the Seattle Team? Come find out!

What's Next?

The volunteers of StandUp For Kids Seattle pose outside McMenamins at their annual fundraiser, Charity Chowdown 2011.

Looking for ways to give back to the community? Here are some ways to get involved locally and make a difference in the lives of homeless youth. Get involved with StandUp For Kids Seattle today!

Street Outreach Counselors

We are always looking for outreach counselors! We do street outreach three evenings a week, here is our chapter's schedule:

Thursdays: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Our outreach volunteers sign up for outreach night when they are available during the evenings listed above.  We value and respect our volunteers' times and appreciate the effort they put in to each night of outreach.  During street outreach, we go out to the streets of Downtown Seattle and hand out outreach supplies to the homeless youth in need.

Some examples of outreach supplies we distribute are: food packs, hygiene packs, clean socks, warm things (blankets, winter items), etc.  We also chat with the kids to learn more about how we can help them further. Whether it is directing them to the nearest emergency shelter or giving them information about the resources Seattle offers in terms of transitional housing, we are there for the homeless and at-risk youth.

Still want to find out more about street outreach? E-mail us or post a question on our Facebook page! We'd love to share with you what it's like to do street outreach.

Local Contacts

Executive Director
Brenda Kuhns
Social Media Manager
Lindsey Smith
Director of Program Support
Giselle Aguilar
Director of Volunteers
Haley Shapley
Fund Development Staff
Ray Hayes

Volunteer Leadership Opportunities

Do you want to donate your skills to a non-profit organization and also want to make a difference in the lives of homeless youth? Or maybe you want to brush up on some skills and learn more about the operations of a non-profit? StandUp For Kids Seattle is constantly growing and looking for leaders who are able to contribute professional skills to help outside of street outreach. These skills will contribute to one or more of these areas: fundraising, event planning, volunteer engagement, coordinating food drives and more.

Here are the current leadership opportunities we have available:

Project/Event Volunteer
We are always looking for volunteers to help us out with numerous projects and events that we engage in to raise sufficient supplies and funds to enable our outreach activities as well to increase awareness of youth homelessness in our community. You can help us conduct a food donation drive at a local store. Or you can help us out on fundraising events like the McMenamin's Charity Chowdown or Gordon Biersch Tapping parties. You can assist us in putting together our communications and marketing materials. You can help us build contacts with local schools and agencies to increase awareness of youth homelessness. If you want to find out more about the various ways you can help us, E-mail us or post a question on our Facebook page

Director of Program Support
Lend your organizational skills and resourcing talents in building the infrastructure that supports our community and youth outreach efforts.

Director of Marketing
Help lead the marketing team in areas of fundraising, event coordinating and strategy.  Creative and organized minds please inquire!

Information Hub Site Manager
Bring your web knowledge to help drive the management and maintenance of a new website we’re building to provide information about resources to the homeless youth as well as a private site for communicating with our volunteers.

Store Donation Drive Coordinator
Use your planning and organizational skills to help us set up monthly food donation drives at local store to obtain food items for street outreach.

Volunteer Coordinator
Help us build a strong base of volunteers by using your skills in recruiting and retaining volunteers.

Not sure where to start? Attend the next orientation to get to know the organization and meet the team! 

Help End the Cycle of Youth Homlessness in Seattle!



Email us to find out how you can join our all volunteer program helping homeless kids improve their lives.