Sustainable Ballard is powered by 100% clean volunteer energy!

No matter your skill set, we have ways for you to get involved in our ongoing activities and special events. Your passion for contributing to the community is what matters most!   Fill out our volunteer application to get started.

Hot Volunteer Opportunities

The Ballard Tool Library is open!  Hip, hip, hooray!

With over 800 tools to lend, the BTL is open ten hours a week, with plenty of volunteer opportunities for our neighbors.  We invite you to be an Assistant Librarian!  Duties include:

  • Staff the BTL during open hours
  • Check tools in and out
  • Sell memberships
  • Update tool inventory
  • Give out information.

Sign up HERE.  Open hours are:  Sundays, Noon to 5pm; Tuesdays, 11am to 1pm; Thursdays, 5pm to 8pm

You can sign up for one-, two-, or three-hour shifts.  Questions?  Contact:  JB Harmon


SB is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator!  Got some volunteer coordination skills and experience and some time to give?  Manage our most precious resource! 🙂  Our awesome volunteers (that’s all of us!) can use a Coordinator to welcome, orient, connect, keep track of, keep in touch with and appreciate them.   Someone highly organized, outgoing, tech friendly with good communications skills would be great for this central role in the organization.  Interested or want more info? Please note this in your volunteer application above.

Help prepare and serve meals for our neighbors!
Ballard Sunday Dinners:  Sustainable Ballard participates with five local churches to produce a hot, wholesome Sunday dinner every week. The meal is prepared under the leadership of volunteers from one or two of the participating churches.  Sustainable Ballard volunteers work alongside the church volunteers in various positions:  cooking the meal, setting up the dining hall, greeting the guests, serving the meal, or cleaning up.
Edible Hope:  We have added a second opportunity to serve our neighbors!  Every weekday morning at 7am, breakfast is served at St. Luke’s.  We are now supporting the program with additional volunteer service.
Contact:  Camilla Walter


Be the Project Lead for Ballard Share and Play!  We are seeking an outgoing, kid-friendly project lead to be the liaison with the volunteers who manage the Share and Play sites, to respond to their needs and help them when necessary, and to find new volunteers when someone resigns.  For more information or to sign up, contact Jenny.

Join our Projects and Events Group (aka PEG)!  We’re seeking a few folks who enjoy working with others, putting your skills to good use creating and supporting cool events and projects for the community.  For more information, contact Andrea.

Join the Meaningful Movies: Sustainable Ballard Team!  We are looking for team members to help select the documentary movies we screen, plus a team member to be the liaison with the Meaningful Movies parent organization, plus someone to be our Leader.  The team meets every month on Mondays.  For more details contact Margaret.

Help get a new site up and running for our Free Letters Home™ Project!  We are looking for two or three self starters who would be interested in getting a new site for helping people living on the streets or in shelters to reconnect with loved ones by writing letters.  Possibly at the Urban Rest Stop.  Visit our model program at Nyer Urness House for guidance and initial supplies.  To learn more, contact Bev.


THANK YOU to all our awesome volunteers!  Sustainable Ballard is sustainable because of YOU!