Jumpstart

Volunteer events

Participate in Jumpstart events as a volunteer!

For more information and questions about any of our events, please contact our volunteer coordinators at jstartvc@uw.edu.


  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Week of Service January 2021

    February 19, 2021

    Jumpstart member in uniform donating blood for MLK Week of Service 2021.

    This year service has taken on a whole new look. But that didn't stop our Jumpstart members from doing what they can in their own homes and communities to serve others and participate in anti-racism workshops. Take a look at what Jumpstart members did for Martin Luther King, Jr. Week of Service 2021!   Special…

    Read more


  • YouthCare Warm Meals

    April 8, 2019

    Volunteer through Jumpstart at YouthCare! Jumpstart at the University of Washington is partnering with YouthCare at their Orion Center in Seattle to help cook and serve a meal to youth who are currently homeless. We are passionate about supporting the health and well-being of youth throughout the Seattle community, and feel this is a great…

    Read more


  • Literacy Jamboree: Read the Tide

    April 21, 2018

    Read the Tide Join us for a day of family fun! Celebrate literacy, culture, and self-empowerment with UW Jumpstart & The Sisterhood of Pi Nu Iota as we instill in the mid and heart that the gift of knowledge is deserved by all, no matter where you may come from! This event is geared towards…

    Read more


  • YouthCare Warm Meals

    April 21, 2018

    Our Jumpstart Volunteer Coordinators, Eya & Hailey, are partnering with an organization called YouthCare, and they are focused on working with and supporting youth who are currently experiencing homelessness in the Seattle area.   We will be hosting dinner at YouthCare's Orion Center! Volunteers will be trained on how to prepare and serve food to youth who are currently…

    Read more


  • Read for the Record is this Thursday!

    October 15, 2017

    Join us on October 19, 2017 to be a part of the world’s largest shared reading experience — bringing together over 2 million people each year in classrooms, libraries, community centers, and homes across the US. This annual campaign was launched over a decade ago to highlight the importance of building early literacy and language…

    Read more