Guided Pathways – Support for Youth and Families (GPS) welcomes office volunteers to help with the daily running of our organization. Volunteers will help with everyday business tasks such as filing, updating spreadsheets, research on the internet, provide support for meeting and events, or with special projects. If you ever wanted to be part of a dynamic and positive team, GPS is the place to volunteer!

About Us

Guided Pathways – Support for Youth and Families (GPS) is a King County-based, non-profit, family support organization founded with the sponsorship of the King County Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services Division (MHCADSD). Our mission is:

We are families helping families. We empower and support families and youth struggling with behavioral, emotional or substance abuse challenges in navigating resources to achieve wellness and resilience.

 

Qualifications:

The Volunteer Office Assistant should have professional or volunteer experience in the following areas:

  • Excellent communication skills in-person and on the phone
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel: proficient in developing and maintaining databases; ability to create and manipulate spreadsheets; perform mail merges
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Able to manage a project with goals and deadlines.
  • Excellent writing skills

If you do not already have the technical qualifications but have the desire to learn, no formal training will be provided but, we can teach you the skills so you can be successful.

 

Volunteer Commitment:

  • Volunteers should bring a passion for working with families and youth affected by emotional, mental and substance abuse issues.
  • Most office volunteers will be working during regular business hours M-F 9:00am-5:00pm with a minimum of a 2 hour shift.
  • Some tasks may have very short deadlines while other duties may provide more flexibility.
  • Volunteers may be able to create a schedule so tasks are completed on time with a schedule that works for them.
  • Special events and projects may include evenings or weekends.

 

Supervision

The Office Assistant Volunteer will work directly with the Office and Volunteer Coordinator on a variety of tasks.

 

All volunteers must fill out a GPS Volunteer Application and pass a background check prior to any duties.

 

If you enjoy working in an office environment with positive people, your volunteer time would only increase our ability to make a real difference in the community and in the lives of those we serve.