Latreia is a resource for SPU students interested in serving in greater-Seattle.

We help connect students’ passions, focus of study, or general interests with local agencies looking for volunteers. Service opportunities may be one-time projects or long-term experiences.


Latreia is facilitated by student leaders, supported through the Associated Students of Seattle Pacific (ASSP), under the mentorship of John Perkins Center staff.

See what students do through Latreia:

Winter Quarter:
Saturday, February 23, 2019

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come join Latreia as we host the second engagement day this winter quarter. We will spend a little more time both serving and learning for this Seattle Story focus engagement day. To start the day we will be serving at Emmanuel Bible Church, assisting them in sustaining their facility as a seasonal emergency UGM Men's Shelter site. Then in the late afternoon will have the opportunity to meet with a Union Gospel Mission staff to learn more about the Mission's work engaging homelessness in Seattle.

Pancake breakfast, lunch and dinner provided. 

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About the sites

For the past seven years, Union Gospel Mission and Emmanuel Bible Church have partnered to operate a seasonal emergency men's shelter in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood. From November through April, the church host up to 22 men in the basement level of the church.

2018-19 Engagement Days

Autumn Quarter:

  • October 20
  • November 17

Winter Quarter:

  • January 26
  • February 23

Spring Quarter:

  • April 13
  • May 11

Find a volunteer connection


Handshake is the online source for volunteer opportunities, jobs, and internships. Visit Handshake to search for connections or to post your organization’s opportunities.

One-to-one volunteer coordination

Need help selecting a volunteer project for yourself or your group? Contact Latreia’s Core team to set up an individual consultation.

Make it an internship!

Visit SPU’s Center for Career and Calling to find out how to earn internship credit for your volunteer service.


Contact the Latreia Core team.

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