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Volunteering at Ryther

Ryther is known for handling some of the most challenging and heart-breaking cases of child abuse and neglect in the state system. We prepare every child in our care to succeed in a stable, caring home, and you can help.

Current Volunteer Openings

    Assist our Development team with our annual Holiday Gifts Program, Fall Luncheon and other fundraising projects. This internship and volunteer position is a great opportunity for those who would like to learn more about the role of fundraising within a nonprofit organization.

    Be a friend and role model to a child in Ryther’s residential Cottage Program with line of sight supervision from Ryther staff.

    You and your certified therapy dog can provide companionship and support to a child in Ryther’s residential Cottage Program with line of sight supervision from Ryther staff.

    Serve as an informal Vietnamese language tutor to a child receiving care in Ryther’s residential Cottage Program.

    Work in the all-volunteer operated thrift store in Ballard and help support the Cottage Program.

Volunteer Groups

Teen Substance Use

Build team spirit while strengthening our community when you work together at Ryther's 10‐acre campus or one of our offsite locations. You’ll learn about our programs and issues facing children impacted by abuse, neglect, mental illness, and substance abuse while enhancing the lives of the children and Staff who live and work here. We can accommodate both large and small volunteer groups in spring and summer. Email or call 206-462-7442.