Back to School
About half of the children in the United States start kindergarten unprepared. We offer preschool to help prepare young learners for a healthy start in life through the Early Childhood Education & Assistance Program.
In addition to academics, our ECEAP staff have always supported our students' families to ensure they have what they need to grow and succeed together.
Who We Are
Volunteers of America Western Washington was established in 1898, two years after Maud and Ballington Booth founded the national organization in New York. In 1999, affiliates in Seattle and Everett merged to become the Western Washington chapter. We respond to more than 350,000 requests for assistance each year through a partnership of professional staff, and community supporters. Volunteers are instrumental in every aspect of our ministry of service and help us reach thousands more people than we could with staff alone.
We have continuously committed our resources to help our neighbors in Snohomish County and beyond. We acknowledge each and every person, no matter your citizenship, origin, color, or creed. Our mission is to serve those needing food, shelter, early childhood education, community resources, and so much more. We have spent nearly 125 years answering the call for our most vulnerable neighbors.
Our work relies on volunteers who give of their time and skills to help children, families, seniors, and developmentally disabled individuals.
Donations at any level help us provide food, shelter, crisis support, and other critical services to our communities in Western Washington.