Application process

If you are interested in joining Jumpstart, you need to do three things:

  1. Attend a Jumpstart Information Session.
  2. Fill out an online application. See below for priority deadline dates
  3. Attend an interview. (you will have the opportunity to sign up for one at an info session).

Information sessions provide you with the details about the work we do,  the commitment we require, and to provide more information about the interview and selection process.  At each info session, students are given a chance to ask questions and sign up for an interview. Students are encouraged to attend an info session as early as possible, because we only have a limited number of spaces available each year.

We will begin our info sessions and interviews over the summer and continue recruiting through the beginning of Fall quarter.

Deadlines for each position is as follows:

  • Corps Member: Friday, October 27, 2017 (must submit an application, attend an info session and interview by this date)
  • Team Leader: All positions are currently filled
  • Volunteer Coordinator: All positions are currently filled

If you missed the opportunity to apply for the current year, you can also get involved by volunteering at events throughout the year.  Contact one of our Volunteer Coordinators to learn about any upcoming events:  jstartvc@u.washington.edu.


Jumpstart is available to all, without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, religion, or other legally protected status as recognized by federal, state, or local law.

Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, applicants may request accommodations needed to participate in the application process. Please contact Sala Sataraka at salas@uw.edu, Meghan Robinson at meghanr7@uw.edu, or Sarah Hamilton at sarahh4@uw.edu for more information.