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API Chaya Volunteer Orientation

  • Hirabayashi Place (map)

Interested in learning about API Chaya and volunteering with us? Come to our volunteer orientation! Bring your family and friends. Learn about API Chaya and how you can support our anti-violence work.

If you have not yet completed our volunteer application, follow this link:

Saturday, May 26th
Hirabayashi Place
Donnie Chin Community Room
442 S Main St, Seattle 98104

API Chaya brings together long-term community work and valuable experience of Chaya (formed 1996) and the Asian & Pacific Islander Safety Center (formed 1993). Both organizations were created by passionate, visionary founding mothers who volunteered their time, resources and efforts to build a support system for the Asian, South Asian and Pacific Islander communities. It is the efforts of these and many other volunteers that make us realize how significant and integral our volunteer program is for the achievement of our mission and our sustainability.

API Chaya volunteers can take part in many different projects to achieve one or more of the following:
- Reach out to the communities we serve and connect them to our services.
- Create awareness around the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking and engage our communities to address these issues.
- Help our advocates address the needs of people we serve.

Volunteer Benefits
- To receive training on domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking in order to build skills and/or support friends and community members who are dealing with violence in their lives
- To engage and learn from our experienced staff, visionary founding mothers and community leaders
- To be treated as equal partners jointly responsible for accomplishment of the agency’s mission
To be part of informative and exciting events

Volunteers are required to attend the Natural Helpers training to understand our vision, and the scope and depth of our work. Additional trainings will be recommended as needed. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact

- Wheel chair accessible
- No stairs
- None single stall gender neutral bathrooms
- Encourage everyone to bring their own containers/utensil/cup etc for eating to decrease disposable waste
- We ask people to be mindful and respectful of the space and photos in room
- The space is not scent free but we encourage people to come scent free
What this means:
- Please message us via the Facebook page for your access/accommodation needs.

- FirstHill Streetcar
- Light Rail to International District stop
- Bus 70, 62, 111, 114, 212, 214, 216, 217, 218, 219, 554, 252, 255, 257, 286, 311, 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 10, 13, 14, 24, 36, 43, 47, 49, 99, 510, 511, 512, 513, 545, 630, 984