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497 Fieldwork Opportunities

The following organizations offer volunteer opportunities which have worked with psychology students in the past and may be used as Psych 497 fieldwork credit. Included is some information about the population each organization works with and/or the type of work that would be involved. F=Families, Y=Youth, T=Teens, H=Homeless, L=Low-income, W=Women.

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Organization Description Category Subcategory
American Red Cross Social Services Related
Art with Heart Art Therapy with Children Experiencing Trauma Social Services Related Youth
Asian Counseling & Referral Service Works with Asian Pacific Americans - immigrants, refugees, and American born Social Services Related
Atlantic Street Center Works with low-income children and youth of color Social Services Related Youth, Low Income
Bellevue Lifespring Supports children and families through programs that feed, clothe, and educate Social Services Related Youth, Family
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound Social Services Related Youth, Teens
Boys and Girls Clubs of King County Support youth with after school activities, tutoring, or coaching Social Services Related Youth, Teens
Carlson Center - UW Lists additional volunteer, internships, and job opportunities Social Services Related
Casey Family Programs Social Services Related Family, Youth
Central Area Youth Association - CAYA Social Services Related Family, Youth
Childhaven Babies, toddlers and preschool age Social Services Related Youth
City of Seattle Variety of positions. May need to apply a month or more in advance of the quarter you plan to register for the course. Social Services Related
Crisis Clinic Connects people in a physical, emotional, and financial crises to services that will be of help. (NOTE: Will require a 12 month commitment) Social Services Related
Domestic Abuse Women's Network - DAWN Social Services Related Family, Women
Eastside Domestic Violence Program - EDVP Social Services Related Women
Wellspring Family Services Works with low-income and vulnerable individuals, children and families Social Services Related Family
Friends of Youth Works with youth 6-24 years of age, homeless, young parents, and individuals dealing with substance abuse Social Services Related Youth, Homeless
Girls on the Run of Puget Sound Coaching 8-11 year old girls Social Services Related Youth
Hopelink Provides support and services to homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities Social Services Related Family, Low Income, Homeless
Jubilee Women's Center Works with women experiencing poverty, homelessness, and domestic abuse Social Services Related Women, Homeless
Neighborhood House Works with immigrants, refugees, and low-income people Social Services Related Family
New Beginnings Works with victims of domestic violence women and their children Social Services Related Family, Women
New Horizons Works with homeless and street-involved youth and young adults Social Services Related Youth, Homeless
North Helpline Provides emergency services and food bank to struggling community members Social Services Related
Parent Trust Works with parents, caregivers, children and teens Social Services Related Family, Teens, Youth
Refugee Women's Alliance - ReWA Works with refugee and immigrant women and their families Social Services Related Family, Women, Youth
ROOTS Young Adult Shelter Works with homeless young adults and other low-income persons. (NOTE: Will require a 6 month minimum commitment) Social Services Related Low Income, Youth, Homeless
Sanctuary Art Center Art with homeless youth Social Services Related Youth, Homeless
Seattle Parks and Recreation Social Services Related
Seattle Police Department - Victim Support Team Social Services Related
Solid Ground Works with homeless adults Social Services Related Homeless
Sophia Way Assists homeless women Social Services Related Women, Homeless
Stand Up For Kids Works with homeless youth Social Services Related Youth, Homeless
Street Youth Ministries Works with homeless and at-risk youth and young adults 13-26 in the Seattle area Social Services Related Youth, Homeless
Treehouse Works with youth in fostercare Social Services Related Youth
United Way of King County Social Services Related
Teen Feed Works with homeless youth Social Services Related Youth, Homeless
YouthCare Works with homeless youth Social Services Related Youth, Homeless
Youth Eastside Services Works with kids and families coping with challenges such as emotional distress, substance abuse and violence Social Services Related Family, Youth
Neighborcare Health at 45th Street Dental and Medical assistance for low income and homeless people Health/Mental Health Related Family, Low Income, Youth, Homeless
Asian American Chemical Dependency Treatment Services Health/Mental Health Related
Alcohol/Drug Help Line Health/Mental Health Related
American Cancer Society Health/Mental Health Related
Bailey-Boushay House Works with HIV/AIDS patients and community Health/Mental Health Related
Center for Human Services Health/Mental Health Related
Circle of Friends for Mental Health Provides art, creative writing, drama and photography classes to adults with mental illnesses Health/Mental Health Related
Consejo Counseling and Referral Service Provides behavioral health services to the Latino community Health/Mental Health Related Family
Lifelong AIDS Alliance Works with HIV/AIDS community Health/Mental Health Related
National Eating Disorders Association Health/Mental Health Related
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Health/Mental Health Related
NAVOS Mental Health Solutions Works with children who have suffered abuse, neglect, and other significant trauma. As well as individuals with chemical dependency Health/Mental Health Related
Planned Parenthood Health/Mental Health Related
Providence Hospice of Seattle Works directly with patients and their families Health/Mental Health Related
Ryther Works with children and adolescents who have challenges stemming from trauma, mental illness, substance abuse, Autism Spectrum Disorders, or adjustment issues Health/Mental Health Related Family, Teens, Youth
Science and Management of Addictions (SAMA) Foundation Health/Mental Health Related
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Health/Mental Health Related
Seattle Children's Hospital Health/Mental Health Related Family, Teens, Youth
Seattle Children's Hospital Inpatient Psychiatric Unit Inpatient Psychiatric Unit for kids ages 3-18 Health/Mental Health Related Teens, Youth
First Place Works with homeless children and families in an educational setting Education Related Family, Low Income, Youth
Pipeline Project - UW Tutor in a K-12 classroom or community organization Education Related
Powerful Schools Works with public elementary school and pre-schools in Seattle and South King County Education Related Youth
Youth in Focus Afterschool program that uses photography training to help disadvantaged teens ages 13-19 Education Related Teens
El Centro de la Raza Provides advocacy, bilingual services, tutoring, emergency services and community building to the Chicano/Latino community Criminal Justice/Law Related
King County Juvenile Detention Center Criminal Justice/Law Related Youth
King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office Criminal Justice/Law Related
Seattle City Attorney's Office Criminal Justice/Law Related
The Borgen Project Works on bringing political attention to poverty Human Resources
Amara Works with children in foster care and provides adoption services for families and support for children recently removed from homes due to abuse and neglect Social Services Related Family, Youth
Heritage House Works with the senior community Social Services Related
Shorewood High School Observe and interact with adolescents in a high school environment; learn about opportunities and challenges within the U.S. educational system; assist teacher in classroom; assess student work; may assist with lesson planning and teaching. Flexible 2-10 hours per week. Education Related Teens
Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC) Works with Chinese and other Asian immigrants by providing a broad range of social, family, employment, education, and cultural programs Social Services Related Family
STEPS Provides comprehensive educational, social, behavioral, and community services to young children on the autism spectrum Social Services Related Family, Youth
Woodland Park Zoo Long-term commitment in a variety of positions from interacting with zoo guests to animal care. Education Related
Helping Link - Mot Dau Noi Assists Vietnamese-American immigrants with after-school tutoring, job-site training, English language classes, and referral services. Social Services Related
Sixth Day Dance Works with individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities to create innovative dance and theater performances. Health/Mental Health Related
ACES Works with individuals and families impacted with autism or other special needs Health/Mental Health Related Family, Youth
YWCA Wide variety of programs that include emergency shelter, domestic violence support, youth programs and more. Social Services Related
Catholic Community Services Provides a wide variety of services that include shelter & homeless, child, youth & family, mental health, seniors, recovery Social Services Related
Catholic Community Services Provides a wide variety of services that include shelter & homeless, child, youth & family, mental health, seniors, recovery Social Services Related Family
Muscular Dystrophy Association Volunteers help MDA organize and facilitate an annual summer camp for children with neuromuscular disease by taking on various projects of the volunteers interest. Volunteers receive comprehensive HIPAA training, in addition to hands-on skill building in the field of neurodevelopment and rare disease. If interested contact Rachael Burris at RBurris@mdausa.org Health/Mental Health Related Youth
Nyer Urness House You would be working with The Program Manager and Case Mangers to support formally homeless individuals struggling with a range of issues, often co-occurring, related to Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and maintaining housing stability. If interested, please contact Justin Phillippi at jphillippi@compasshousingalliance.org or 206-474-1395 Health/Mental Health Related Homeless
Silver Kite Provides intergenerational art programs focusing on teens to older adults that uses experiences and life stories as a basis for art-making, creative play, storytelling, movement, and visual arts to share experiences, boost self-esteem, foster empathy and strengthen connections to self and community. Health/Mental Health Related
Chief Seattle Club Community Center for American Indians and Alaska Natives and serves as a day shelter for homeless and low-income urban Native people in Seattle Social Services Related Homeless
UW HR Operations Interested in learning about Human Resources and Organizational/Workplace Psychology? An internship at the UW Campus HR Operations might be the internship for you. In this internship an intern will: complete a special project, join official meetings learning how an organization and HR runs, hands-on experience learning what makes candidates a good fit for a position, contribute to and give your insight to our procedures, and much more. Interested candidates (for AUTUMN quarter) please send a resume/cv and letter of interest to rmacor@uw.edu. Human Resources