Rise Up

Youth-Lead Volunteer Initiative

Make A Difference

Rise Up is a not-for-profit youth volunteer organization founded by youth and lead by youth. Our core team is based in Seattle. Rise Up was created to give our generation a chance to give back to the community that has given us so much. We realize the privilege that we have and the privileged lifestyles we are able to maintain. It's time that our generation rises up to the the challenges we face due to our age and overcome them to make a difference in our communities.

Homelessness is a growing issue in all cities across our country, and as youth who are living a comfortable lifestyle, it is our duty to give back to those that don't have much.

What We're Doing

There's a lot of things we use everyday, that go unnoticed and seem so simple. Things like toothbrushes, toothpaste, sunscreen, tissues, bandaids, lotion, and chapstick. It's not until we don't have these simple thing anymore do we realize their importance.

So, to solve this problem, we are making handmade care packages that hold these essentials. These packages would include the items described above, as well as handwritten notes.

TEstimonials and Feedback

"We received your donation yesterday and I wanted to pass on the guest's thanks for the hygiene kits! They were very grateful for everything that was included!"

-Catholic Community Services

"We are SO inspired by your organization. Vulnerable communities need our assistance more than ever right now & you guys are supporting them so much!"


"I posted all the cards from your volunteers on our walls, so guests could read them as they were in line for dinner. They really appreciated the kind words. Thank you!"

-Issaquah Meals Program

"All the hard work that you girls have put into making our community a better place is remarkable! It is so nice to see local youth step up and make a difference! "

-Puja Chauhan, Seattle Resident

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Join our team!

Rise Up is now taking officer applications! If you would like to participate and help us accomplish our goals as an organization, consider joining! Our officers are usually high school and middle school students, and they participate in projects like making cards, writing blog posts, making social media posts, and so on. We try to include projects that are fun, interactive, and efficient, and all time put into projects results in volunteer hours.

For officers within Washington State, we'd love to see you come to one of our in-person events! This work could be helping set up drives, delivering care packages, or doing in-store drives. All time put into these events results in Volunteer hours!

Joining is a wonderful way to prove your interest in the community and help out.

Contact Us!

Instagram: @rise.upseattle