If you love to give in the West Seattle Junction, this is the place for you.

Join the growing number of volunteers who are doing good in the Junction neighborhood.

The West Seattle Junction is a thriving community located in the heart of West Seattle. We are seeking ongoing opportunities for volunteers to spend worthwhile time making the Junction a thriving and exciting place to live. Opportunities range from festival support, to Junction ambassadors, to street team, to Junction clean-up.

We also have volunteer opportunities during our many community festivals including: Summer Fest, Harvest Festival, Spring Clean Up, Hometown Holidays, and Art Walk.

Photo Credit Tami Littlejohn

Currently we’re accepting volunteers for:

Art Walk, second Thursday of each month. Art Walk Street Team! Guide attendees to art openings and restaurants during art walk night. Stroll the streets handing out maps and helping folks find the event participants. You can also register to distribute posters and maps the beginning of each quarter.  You’ll be the face of the Art Walk (with some help from Junction staff of course) by posting the Art Walk across the city calendars and guides. Love art and want to spread the word? Sign up to hand out information to businesses and artists on ways to get involved. Sign up here for Art Walk volunteer opportunities all throughout 2019.


Photo Credit Derby Photography


Flower Basket Organizers. This is a fun little project that only takes a few hours. First, the Junction needs folks to walk along California Ave and SW Alaska, numbering the historic light poles. Next, once the flower baskets are up, match up the numbers to the adopters. Then head out into the Junction to stick the plaques to the poles. Sign up here.

Thank You Card Writers and Rainbow Flags – Friday, May 24th at 2 PM join us in the Junction Office to write thank you cards to everyone who adopted a flower basket and help scribe the hand-written messages on the new rainbow flags. No pre-registration needed – snacks, beverages, new friends. 4210 SW Oregon St (above Shadowland) first door on your right.

NEW! Adopt-a-Rainbow. This program is new to the Junction, so if you like project management this could be perfect for you. Now through June the Junction is looking for some organized individuals to develop a program where people can adopt a rainbow flag. There’s 60 available flags that will be placed on California Ave on Pride weekend, June 29th and 30th. As the Junction promotes inclusion to all, this project will give you real satisfaction. Sign up here for the lead positions. Cupcake Royale, a major supporter has offered up the cafe as a meeting point for a place to gather to the write the messages on the flags. Thanks!

First West Seattle .5k, Saturday June 15th 1pm to 5pm. It’s a race around the Junction with zero exercise! Join us as we host the very first .5k on Father’s Day weekend. The .5k is a perfect event to drink beer, eat snacks and have a good ol’ time. You can sign up now for tasks like ‘race packet’ hand off and check in. Each volunteer will receive 10 tasting tickets and a mason jar .5k glass. +21

Reuse and Recycle, Saturday June 29th 9am to 1pm. Help the West Seattle community recycle in this second annual clean up event. Everyone likes to get rid of the stuff that’s been cluttering up their space, from old paperwork to large appliances! Join us in this fulfilling volunteer event as we help folks recycle in an earth-friendly way. We’ll be joined by Waste Management, Goodwill, Iron Mountain Shredding and Styro Recycle. You’ll be directing traffic around the large 42nd Ave parking lot, getting people to the right recycle truck and taking surveys. Its three hours well spent! There’s two shifts 8 am to 11 am and 11 am to 2pm. You can sign up here for the Reuse Recycle Event.

Summer Fest, July 12th – 14th. It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year, the West Seattle party in the streets – Summer Fest. Volunteering with Summer Fest puts you right in the middle of the action for three full days. We have plenty of volunteer opportunities, from info booth to photographers to ticketing. If being in the office is more your vibe, the Junction has plenty for you to do including assistant to the Executive Director supporting the festival prior to the event, to being on the street team handing out posters. Every volunteer receives a three day all-you-can-ride kids ride pass and the super enjoyable Happy Hour wrap party. Join the party now! Sign up here for Summer Fest.

Photo Credit Andy P. Photography

PAWrade in the Junction, Saturday July 20th 9:00 am to 12 Noon. Join the Junction as we host the second annual PAWrade as part of the Rotary Grand Parade. For the second year, the Junction is taking over the pre-Grand Parade due to the overwhelming response in 2018! We’re inviting four-legged friends and their humans to show off in this fun family event as we stroll, walk, prance and play down California Ave through the Junction. We need volunteers to help with registration and check-in, judging (from Genesee to Edmunds), photographs and prize presentation. Check out the fun opportunities here. WOOF!

Want to learn about all the Junction opportunities?

Wednesday, July 24th 6pm to 6:45pm.  Junction Office: 4210 SW Oregon St, Suite A. We are located above Shadowland on California Ave and SW Oregon. Enter off Oregon, look for the red door. The Junction office is the first door on the right. Join the Facebook invite right here.

Want to know more about the full range of opportunities? Complete the registration below.

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The mission of the West Seattle Junction Association is to develop, encourage, promote and participate in activities that enhance a healthy economic, social and environmental climate for the West Seattle Junction community.

The West Seattle Junction Association was established as a Business Improvement Area in 1987 to carry out parking, clean up, beautification and promotional activities in the business district. Our efforts are directed to create a vibrant community business district with a healthy mix of small specialty businesses and smaller retail chains that will attract shoppers for their recreational, dining and shopping needs. One of largest community events is the West Seattle Summer Fest, our annual three-day summer street festival.


West Seattle Junction is registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The Junction Association is active on The World is FunVolunteerMatch.org AllForGood.org and Idealist.org