Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center

Get Involved

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Volunteers have always been at the heart of Seattle Children’s. View our Volunteers Opportunities Flyer (PDF) for more information about how to be involved as a volunteer. If you’re interested in volunteering, please complete our Volunteer Assessment Survey.


We are always looking to expand our class offerings and welcome new instructors who have a passion for teaching adults with developmental disabilities in a suite of different class topics, including life skills, cooking, art, music, fitness, gardening and more.

Instructors are hired on as independent contractors to teach classes for a 12-week term and typically sign a 1-year contract. As an independent contractor with Seattle Children’s Hospital, you must have your own business license, LLC or UBI number and liability insurance. If you do not have this, we are able to provide you with some guidance and get you started on the necessary paperwork. If you are interested in becoming an instructor or learning more, please email us.


Make a difference in the lives of adults with autism and other developmental disabilities as they transition into adulthood. Ensure your gift goes to the Burnett Center by selecting “Other” in the “Designation” field and type “Alyssa Burnett Center.” Donate now.

If you want to make an in-kind gift, we have a wish list on Check it out! Items you purchase will ship directly to us.

Join or Start a Guild

Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the nation.

Get Your Business Involved

Hundreds people and companies host fundraisers for Seattle Children's each year. You can organize a fundraiser to benefit the Alyssa Burnett Center. Learn more about how to host a fundraiser.

In addition to fundraisers, many local companies and groups partner with the Alyssa Burnett Center to offer onsite life skills training at their business. Please call 425-488-6173 or email us to learn more about getting your business involved.

Internship Program

We are proud of our ongoing partnership with the University of Washington and University of Washington Bothell. The Burnett Center has served as an active training and internship site for students across many disciplines including social work, nursing, health studies, community psychology, business and more. A determined number of internships are established at the beginning of each quarter and staff works with departments to determine placement of interns. If you are interested in an internship and are not a UW or UW Bothell student, please visit our Volunteer page for more information.