Volunteers play a vital role in the life of the Aurora Commons. Whether you are interested in sharing a skill, offering your loving presence, hosting a food and/or clothing drive, or signing up for one of our many volunteer positions listed below, we are grateful for your interest and look forward to hearing from you.

What skill could you share?

Volunteering & Wish List Sign Up

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Example Volunteer roles:
Art Classes
Building & Woodworking
Chaplain of Presence
Community Clean-up
Clothing Closet Management
Donation Pickup/Drop-off
Errand Runner
Events Volunteer (Annual Benefit, Holiday Parties, etc…)
Hair Stylists
Massage Therapists
Meal prep & delivery
People’s Librarian
Repairs/Handy Human
Special Occassion Baking/Cooking
Space Beautification (aka cleaning)


Do you have something you'd like to give to Aurora Commons?  Below is a list of Common needs.
Please email Marge to coordinate dropping-off your gift to make sure we are a good fit for the donation.


- Wound Care Kits (antibiotic ointment, extra-large bandaids, alcohol pads, sterile gloves, gauze, medical tape).
- Washed, gently-used Men's Clothing
- Washed, gently-used Women's Clothing
- Shoes
- Socks
- Belts
- Sleeping Bags
- Outdoor Gear
- Tarps
- Phone Chargers
- Hygiene products: pads, tampons, travel sized toiletries
- Silverware, Cups, Mugs, Plates, Bowls
- Books & Magazines

Also, here is a link to our Amazon Wish List. 
Items from our Amazon wishlist can be sent to:
Aurora Commons, Attn: Elizabeth Dahl
520 N 86th St, Seattle, WA 98103. 

Questions about making an in-kind gift can go to


Monthly supporters are so meaningful to us as they are a consistent reminder of our community’s sustained commitment to care for and support our neighbors who sleep outside and our friends who are unstably housed. You help to sustain our programming, allow us to plan ahead and encourage the work and mission of the Commons.

We love that Aurora Commons represents hope in Seattle. One of our family values is to help our neighbors and be hospitable. The Commons is an extension of our values. We've been able to volunteer with The Commons in the past and will continue do so as our lives allow and for as long as we live in this neighborhood. Thank you for all that you do!” -Orr Family, Monthly Supporters


a month can supply a month of healthy meals for one person.


a month a month can give 3 people free access to our collaborative foot and wound care clinic.


a month can provide women a safe haven from domestic violence.