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
Art with Heart Art Therapy with Children Experiencing Trauma Social Services Youth
Asian Counseling & Referral Service Works with Asian Pacific Americans - immigrants, refugees, and American born Social Services
Atlantic Street Center Works with low-income children and youth of color Social Services Youth, Low Income
Bellevue Lifespring Supports children and families through programs that feed, clothe, and educate Social Services Youth, Family
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound Social Services Youth, Teens
Boys and Girls Clubs of King County Support youth with after school activities, tutoring, or coaching Social Services Youth, Teens
Carlson Center - UW Lists additional volunteer, internships, and job opportunities Social Services
Casey Family Programs Social Services Youth, Family
Central Area Youth Association - CAYA Social Services Youth, Family
Childhaven Babies, toddlers and preschool age Social Services 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
Crisis Connections (formerly Crisis Clinic) Connects people in a physical, emotional, and financial crises to services that will be of help. Requires a 12 month commitment and ~50 hours of training. Training should be completed prior to enrolling in 497. Social Services
Domestic Abuse Women's Network - DAWN Social Services Family, Women
Lifewire Advocate for domestic violence survivors Social Services Women
Wellspring Family Services Works with low-income and vulnerable individuals, children and families Social Services Family
Friends of Youth Works with youth 6-24 years of age, homeless, young parents, and individuals dealing with substance abuse Social Services Youth, Homeless
Girls on the Run of Puget Sound Girls on the Run is a local non-profit that teaches girls in 3rd-8th grade to be joyful, healthy, and confident, using an experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. Being a GOTR Coach can fulfill 30-75 hours. Virtual and in-person internship opportunities available. Coaches of any gender are welcomed! Social Services Youth
Hopelink Provides support and services to homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities Social Services Low Income, Family, Homeless
Jubilee Women's Center Works with women experiencing poverty, homelessness, and domestic abuse Social Services Women, Homeless
New Beginnings Works with victims of domestic violence women and their children Social Services Family, Women
New Horizons Works with homeless and street-involved youth and young adults Social Services Youth, Homeless
North Helpline Provides emergency services and food bank to struggling community members Social Services
Refugee Women's Alliance - ReWA Works with refugee and immigrant women and their families Social Services Youth, Family, Women
ROOTS Young Adult Shelter Works with homeless young adults and other low-income persons. (NOTE: Will require a 6 month minimum commitment) Social Services Youth, Low Income, Homeless
Sanctuary Art Center Art with homeless youth Social Services Youth, Homeless
Seattle Parks and Recreation Social Services
Seattle Police Department - Victim Support Team Social Services Family, Women, Homeless, Low Income, Youth
Solid Ground Works with homeless adults Social Services Homeless
Sophia Way Assists homeless women Social Services Women, Homeless
Stand Up For Kids Works with homeless youth Social Services Youth, Homeless
Street Youth Ministries Works with homeless and at-risk youth and young adults 13-26 in the Seattle area Social Services Youth, Homeless
Treehouse Works with youth in fostercare Social Services Youth
United Way of King County Social Services
Teen Feed Works with homeless youth Social Services Youth, Homeless
YouthCare Works with homeless youth Social Services Youth, Homeless
Youth Eastside Services Works with kids and families coping with challenges such as emotional distress, substance abuse and violence Social Services Youth, Family
Neighborcare Health at 45th Street Dental and Medical assistance for low income and homeless people Health/Mental Health Youth, Low Income, Family, Homeless
Asian American Chemical Dependency Treatment Services Health/Mental Health
Alcohol/Drug Help Line Health/Mental Health
American Cancer Society Health/Mental Health
Bailey-Boushay House Works with HIV/AIDS patients and community Health/Mental Health
Center for Human Services Health/Mental Health
Circle of Friends for Mental Health Circle of Friends for Mental Health (CoF) provides therapeutic art(s) and mental health-focused programming throughout the Greater Seattle Area. CoF also partners with 360 Social Impact Studios to provide students with over 15 different pathways to work with local startups and community partners focused on health and well-being. Health/Mental Health Family, Youth
Consejo Counseling and Referral Service Provides behavioral health services to the Latino community Health/Mental Health Family
National Eating Disorders Association Health/Mental Health
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Health/Mental Health
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
Planned Parenthood Health/Mental Health
Providence Hospice of Seattle Works directly with patients and their families Health/Mental Health
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 Youth, Family, Teens
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Health/Mental Health
Seattle Children's Hospital Health/Mental Health Youth, Family, Teens
Seattle Children's Hospital Inpatient Psychiatric Unit Inpatient Psychiatric Unit for kids ages 3-18 Health/Mental Health Youth, Teens
First Place Works with homeless children and families in an educational setting Education Youth, Low Income, Family
Youth in Focus Afterschool program that uses photography training to help disadvantaged teens ages 13-19 Education Teens
El Centro de la Raza Provides advocacy, bilingual services, tutoring, emergency services and community building to the Chicano/Latino community Criminal Justice/Law
King County Juvenile Detention Center Juvenile Detention seeks volunteers that can help facilitate educational and adolescent-focused programming for youth in detention. Volunteers must pass a criminal background check and attend an initial volunteer orientation. For more information, please call 206-477-9910. Criminal Justice/Law Youth
King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office Criminal Justice/Law
Seattle City Attorney's Office Criminal Justice/Law
The Borgen Project Works on bringing political attention to poverty. Students are expected to complete the 12 week obligation. This is a great fit for students who have good time management, are self starters, problem solvers, great at working with others and initiating conversations with new people and political leaders, have time to intern 12+ hours weekly. Criminal Justice/Law
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 Youth, Family
Heritage House Works with the senior community Social Services
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 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 Family
STEPS Provides comprehensive educational, social, behavioral, and community services to young children on the autism spectrum Social Services Youth, Family
Woodland Park Zoo Long-term commitment in a variety of positions from interacting with zoo guests to animal care. Education
Helping Link - Mot Dau Noi Assists Vietnamese-American immigrants with after-school tutoring, job-site training, English language classes, and referral services. Social Services
Sixth Day Dance Works with individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities to create innovative dance and theater performances. Health/Mental Health
ACES Works with individuals and families impacted with autism or other special needs Health/Mental Health Youth, Family
YWCA Wide variety of programs that include emergency shelter, domestic violence support, youth programs and more. Social Services
Catholic Community Services Provides a wide variety of services that include shelter & homeless, child, youth & family, mental health, seniors, recovery Social Services 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 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, 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 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
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 Homeless
Acres of Dimonds Supports Women and children who are homeless or in need of transitional housing. This organization is in Duvall. Social Services Youth, Family, Women, Homeless
Neighborhood House Works with immigrants, refugees and low-income people overcome the challenges Social Services Youth, Low Income, Family
Peoples Harm Reduction Alliance Works with people who are current drug users and promotes the philosophy of harm reduction and safer drug use. Social Services
Sound Mental Health A comprehensive provider of mental health, substance abuse, and behavioral health services. Provides a wide array of services such as individual and group therapies, crisis support, grief and loss counseling -to name a few. Health/Mental Health Youth, Low Income, Family, Teens, Women, Homeless
Hand in Hand Provides critical care and support for displaced children entering foster care, foster families and those who serve them. This organization is in Everett. Social Services Youth
Community Psychiatric Clinic Provides an array of accredited outpatient mental health treatment and counseling programs. May have limited opportunities. When applying, would be best to identify yourself as an undergraduate student wanting to volunteer. Health/Mental Health
Autism Spectrum Navigators A support service and program for Bellevue College autistic students to increase accessibility to college life and the community. Education
Crisis Textline A free, 24/7 text line for people in crisis in the United States. Crisis Text Line requires you to complete 200 volunteer hours. Complete the CTL application as soon as possible, it can take at least 2 weeks to be reviewed and approved. Following the application, there is a 6-week online training that should be completed prior to enrolling in 497. CTL does not designate a supervisor, please write Cy Delgado as your supervisor on the Application & Learning Contract. Health/Mental Health Family, Teens, Women, Youth, Homeless, Low Income
One Heart Wild Volunteer or Intern on an animal sanctuary. Due to the time commitment, this organization may work best for a summer experience. Social Services
HEYO - Lifelong The Health Education Youth Outreach (HEYO) program works with youth experiencing homelessness in Capitol Hill. his volunteer opportunity is meant for peers—those whose age is 24 and younger. This position does require an in-person interview. Click on Volunteer then Individuals and look for the HEYO application Social Services Homeless
Providence Heritage House at the Market Volunteers socialize with residents, provide a variety of activities and contribute to Heritage House in many ways. Social Services
Family Renewal Shelter Provides support and shelter for domestic violence victims in Pierce County. Social Services Youth, Family, Women
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center Where horses transform the bodies, minds, and spirits of people with disabilities. Health/Mental Health Youth
Evidence Based Treatment Center Assist with various administrative tasks, receive exposure to best practices for a behavioral healthcare organization, and be a part of the EBTCS Research Team as a research assistant. Health/Mental Health Youth, Family, Teens
Real Change Real Change is an award-winning weekly newspaper that provides immediate employment opportunity and takes action for economic, social, and racial justice Social Services Low Income, Family, Teens, Women, Homeless
Learn To Be Be a tutor in a virtual classroom. You and the student will post information about yourselves and will decide to work with each other. Education Youth
Seattle Public Schools Education Youth
あなた の いばしょ"A Place for You" Anata no Ibasho "A Place for You" is a Japanese 24-hour text-messaging service for those seeking a sympathetic ear from a crisis volunteer to talk about a variety of concerns such as depression, stress, and suicide. MUST BE NATIVE OR STRONG IN JAPANESE. Health/Mental Health
Providence ElderPlace Is a care model that combines medical care, long-term care, and social services all in one program. Currently, volunteers serve as phone or video friends. Regular calls to our participants will brighten their day and make a difference toward feeling more connected to their community. Social Services
PBS Provide in-home and community based ABA therapy to those on the autism spectrum and provide a mentorship program to staff Social Services Youth, Family, Teens
Cadence Child & Adolescent Therapy Cadence Child & Adolescent Therapy was founded to effectively treat high risk youth and high acuity problems in an outpatient setting. We developed one of the first and largest comprehensive DBT programs in the country. We expanded our program to meet the growing need across children and adults, across those battling anxiety, eating disorders, suicidality and more, across newcomers to therapy and those that have tried every therapy out there. Contact Kim: kimr@cadencechat.com or 425-658-3200 Health/Mental Health Youth, Family, Teens
UW Sports Medicine Internship For students interested in a career in sports medicine. Available September-June. Applications due April 1st. Must commit to 10 hours/week. Must have completed one year of college prior to starting the internship. Health/Mental Health Youth, Teens
Animal Assisted Intervention Children's Camp Animal Assisted Interventions incorporate animals into human services, healthcare, and education. In this fieldwork experience, you will work one-on-one with children with developmental disabilities and help them train their family dogs. Sessions are held at a Seattle dog training studio in the summer, June – August 2023. Must like kids and dogs. Contact Dr. Robin Foster rlfoster@uw.edu Education Youth
SUCCESS Mentoring program Work one-on-one with youths ages 6-18 in need of a positive adult role model and want to improve academic, social, emotional processing and critical thinking skills. Spend quality time doing activities together forging an organic and genuine relationship with your mentee! Must be at least 21 years old. Minimum 1 year commitment. Meet with mentees once a week for 2 hours. Be willing to have lots of fun 🙂. Contact: David Nguyen - Pro Coord. 425-747-4937x2810, davidn@youtheastsideservices.org. Social Services Youth, Teens
Seattle Therapy - Skills for Life An outpatient pediatric clinic (OT & speech) that blends observing therapists and helping with the day-to-day functioning of the clinic. To volunteer, we require a commitment of 3-10 hours/week for at least 10 weeks (one quarter), you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, must pass a background check completed by STS, and submit your resume. Please email office@seattlethera.com if you are interested! Health/Mental Health Youth, Teens
Somali Family Safety Task Force Supports families, children and teens within the East African community in Seattle. Social Services Teens, Women, Youth