Volunteer

Volunteering in the community is a great way to learn about hunger in your community and help out local nonprofits. Please see below for some opportunities in your area:

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Auburn Public Schools Foundation

Auburn Public Schools Foundation

We are looking for volunteers to help us host our Turkey Trot in November, which is now virtual, as well as other APSF such as Breakfast Before the Bell (September, also virtual this year) and Trivia Night, which is in the spring. We are also looking for a few volunteers to sort and drop off donated socks (2500 pairs) to schools in then fall for students. If interested, please reach out to ndaily@auburn.wednet.edu.

Hopelink

We are looking for volunteers to help pack food boxes (Kirkland, WA) and distribute those food boxes to our clients by helping to put the boxes in carts, sorting through returned products, and more (Bellevue, Kirkland, and Shoreline, WA). Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and be able to lift 35-50 pounds. To sign up, please visit: https://hopelink.volunteerhub.com and for more information please contact volunteerwithus@hopelink.org or (425)869-6066.

Puyallup Food Bank

Puyallup Food Bank

We are looking for volunteers to join our team of Super Hunger Heroes to help us give a hand up to our neighbors in need. Volunteer shifts take place throughout the week, Monday – Friday (typically 9:00 am – 3:00 pm) at our new, temporary location: 1405 E. Main Ave. Puyallup, WA 98371.

For more information on how to sign up, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@puyallupfoodbank.org.

Prospective volunteers must first pass a background check prior to volunteering.

Volunteer Activities include…
Monitors: Answer the phone and schedule appointments.
Receptionists: Greet clients and perform data entry.
Servers: Distribute food to clients (must be able to lift min. 20lbs).
Baggers: Assemble groceries and re-pack bulk items.
Drivers: Pick up food from local grocery stores and businesses.
Event Staff: Help out during our fundraisers or events.

Food Lifeline

Food Lifeline

Support Food Lifeline’s efforts to provide food to our communities by helping us distribute emergency food boxes at various locations or by packing food in our warehouse. Many dates and locations are available. We are looking for volunteers who are 18 years and older and masks are required. There’s plenty of room to practice social distancing. Come join our efforts and help show that our community is stronger together!

To sign up, please visit: https://foodlifeline.org/volunteer/

Communities In Schools of Renton-Tukwila

Communities In Schools of Renton-Tukwila

We need volunteers to deliver perishable boxes of dairy, meat, and produce to families in need. Deliveries are every Thursday at 2pm and take approximately 2 hours, depending on your list. Deliveries are grouped by neighborhood in Renton and Tukwila. Volunteers gather with our staff at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church at 13055 SE 192nd St, Renton, WA 98058. You can sign up for one or multiple shifts here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4eadaa2daaf85-communities2

Metro Parks Tacoma

Metro Parks Tacoma

The CHIP-in! program is designed so citizens can take an active role in helping to maintain and revitalize local parks and natural areas.
Metro Parks Tacoma manages over 2,696 acres of parks and green space, historic landmarks, community centers, beautiful gardens and special attractions that give us all a chance to get out and play more.
We’re asking you to “chip in” by investing your time and talents to help us improve parks and green spaces, protect neighborhood buildings and promote a healthy environment while helping to build a stronger community. Contact us at chipin@tacomaparks.com and learn how you might work in partnership with Metro Parks

Northshore Senior Center

Northshore Senior Center

Purpose/Objective: Contribute to providing a healthy meal for seniors.

Location: Northshore Senior Center Kitchen

Time Commitment: “On-call ” Basis Monday to Friday – 8:45 am to 1 pm

Key Responsibilities:

Cook organizes and assigns tasks, assists in cooking
Pack meals and prepare packets for food delivery
Food Prep people assist in preparing the food according to proper health food guidelines and as assigned by the cook
All kitchen volunteers help with making sure all tasks are done and the kitchen is clean and organized at the end of the shift
Report monthly volunteer hours
If you need to miss a volunteer time, arrange for another trained volunteer to take that particular time.
Work with the leader to be sure everything is done accurately

Qualifications:

Able to stand for long periods of time
Must be able to lift at least 35 pounds
Basic kitchen skills: cutting vegetable, cooking meats are a plus, but not a requirement
Must be friendly and hospitable
Must have current food handlers permit and submit a copy to Northshore Senior Center .https://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/Food/FoodWorkerandIndustry/FoodWorkerCard
Complete volunteer application, sign a volunteer agreement and authorize a background check. (These items will be completed prior to starting.)

Training/Support Provided: One-on-one individual training provided. This training will be provided by an experienced volunteer, as assigned.

Thank you for your interest in and commitment to volunteering at Northshore Senior Center. Please email us at Volunteer@mynorthshore.org

Multi-Service Center

MSC needs volunteers for its Federal Way, WA, Food Bank to help us provide essential resources to individuals and families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. We currently need volunteers in the food bank Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 8:30am-2pm and Thursdays between 10am-1pm. We need drivers and driver helpers Monday through Friday between 7:30am-12pm. More information can be found on our website at https://mschelps.org/getinvolved/volunteer/. All volunteers must complete an online application at https://mschelps.org/getinvolved/volunteer/application/ and have a background check completed prior to volunteering.

Jubilee REACH

Jubilee REACH

With our Thrift Store newly re-opened, we are starting to look for volunteers to assist our staff. Volunteers help sort donated items as well as help get our new items out onto the sales floor. All of our volunteers are required to fill out at application (https://www.jubileereach.org/volunteer/application) as well as go through the interview process which included 2 background checks. For more information please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at sarahc@jubileereach.org

Stillaguamish Senior Center

Stillaguamish Senior Center

The Stilly Thrift Store needs your help!

Cashiers & Donation Handlers (lifting would consist of garbage, and donations, and
working in electronics, helping with furniture).

Volunteers are needed on: Monday through Friday 10 am-4 pm

Help needed for clothing and household pricing, these position also require being able to lift.
**Volunteer shifts are a minimum of 4 hour shifts. **

(Any volunteer working at least 3 hours a day is eligible for a free lunch that day. Anyone working 6 hours per week can get a 30% discount on regular-priced items on the floor that week.)

We are owned and operated by the Stillaguamish Senior Center and all proceeds go towards supporting the center.

If you are interesting in volunteering, please contact Linda Bowman at: 360-658-4991. Volunteers will need to complete a volunteer application form as well as a Washington State Patrol background form.

Emergency Food Network

Emergency Food Network

Emergency Food Network’s 8-acre organic farm, located outside of Puyallup, provides over 100,000 pounds of fresh vegetables and fruits each year to local food pantries. The staff could not run the farm without volunteers of all experience levels who assist with planting, weeding, and harvesting from April to September.

This year, your help is more crucial that ever. During a typical season, the farm would be partially staffed by a volunteer cohort from the Washington Corrections Center for Women. However, the Center has suspended volunteering this year, leaving the farm critically short staffed during the busiest time of year.

Three hour long volunteer sessions are available every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Large fields are ideal for safe social distancing, and we are limiting volunteer numbers, requiring masks, and sanitizing shared tools to make this a safe experience for everyone! Kids under 15 are welcome to attend with an adult!

To view all available dates and sign up, visit: https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/c914eb6d-6094-4225-9c48-915840efbdcc/1

Wellspring Family Services

Wellspring Family Services

We are looking for volunteers to help provide clients with an enjoyable shopping experience, in our Baby Boutique, by sorting donations, maintaining an organized shop, and assisting clients. Shifts generally last between 2-3 hours. To sign up, please visit https://wellspringfs.org/get-involved/volunteer. We are located at 1900 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144. Please contact our volunteer program manager Casey Coulombe for more information at ccoulombe@wellspringfs.org.

Nourish Pierce County

We are looking for volunteers to help pack grocery boxes, distribute groceries to clients, and sort and stock food for our sites. Volunteers must be 17 years or older, able to stand for 3 hours, lift or carry 25 pounds, and pass a criminal background check. To register as a volunteer, please visit nourishpc.org/volunteer. For more information please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@nourishpc.org or 253-534-8579

RainierAvenueRadio.World

RainierAvenueRadio.World

Radio News Anchor Internship/Volunteer opportunity

RainierAvenueRadio.World is a South Seattle based community radio station and broadcast media network with an exciting opportunity to join our fun, innovative and community-supportive team as a News Journalism Intern for our bi-weekly live radio/video broadcast showcasing local, regional, national, global news.

This is a hand-on role for a community member who brings experience or a strong interest in learning about news sourcing, journalistic writing, reporting, social media and broadcasting.

Type of Position: Part time volunteer today!

News Anchors:
Introduce reporters, videotaped and live reports;
Analyze and select stories;
and interview guests.
They sometimes broadcast from remote locations.
News anchors are also required to have a presence on social media.

News Anchor Duties and Responsibilities
News anchors’ primary responsibility is to educate the public about regional, national, world, and local events.

The following duties are a regular part of a news anchor’s job:
Interpret and present news stories so that viewers or listeners can better understand them.
Interact with reporters while on the air.
Conduct live interviews with experts who can provide additional information or opinions.
Investigate stories: Gather, verify, and analyze data from sources
Organize material and write news reports.
Report breaking news as it unfolds.
Produce news shows, including coordinating reporting and reporters.

RainierAvenueRadio.world’s live news broadcasts are currently scheduled
6-6:30pm Mondays and 6:30-7pm Wednesdays.
Availability during these times preferred.

Send resume & cover letter explaining your interest to Rainieravenueradio.world@gmail.com

RainierAvenueRadio.World

RainierAvenueRadio.World

AUDIO IMAGING

Rainier Avenue Radio is looking for a creative individual to produce innovative imaging for our community radio station.
Even if you don’t have the experience, we can provide you with an internship.

Looking for someone who likes a fast-paced entertainment and news environment,
and working with diverse populations.

Previous experience a plus, but if you’ve got the skills and are willing to learn through hands on training, this might be for you!

Send resume, cover letter explaining your interest, or both, to Rainieravenueradio.world@gmail.com

Rotary Club of Oak Harbor

Rotary Club of Oak Harbor

We are looking for volunteers to fill food bags and/or deliver the bags to Oak Harbor School district sites for our Food4Kids Weekend Meal Program. You can signup via this link: https://signup.com/go/LXvQGZE

Volunteers of America Western Washington

Volunteers of America Western Washington

We are looking for volunteers at our Everett Food Bank Monday, Wednesday and Thursday’s from 8am to 2pm, Tuesdays from 1:30pm to 6:30pm and Fridays we are not open to clients but are in need of volunteers to help sort and pack boxes from 9am to 2pm. We are also looking for volunteers at our Casino Road Food Pantry on Monday’s from 11am-1pm to help sort food and Tuesday’s from 8am-1pm to help sort and hand out food to clients. No special training or skills needed. Please fill out an application: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=14991217 and email ldonovan@voaww.org. For more information please call Lindsay at 425-349-0380 or email ldonovan@voaww.org.

Somali Health Board

Somali Health Board

Visit www.somalihealthboard.org for more information on our volunteer opportunities.

Northshore Senior Center

Northshore Senior Center

Need Volunteer for our Food Pantry
Must be able to lift upto 35-50 lbs
stand for long time
follow all Northshore Policies and Procedures
TU 8am-12:30pm, TH 4pm-8:30pm, SAT 8am-12:30pm for the new schedule which doesn’t have a start date yet. For training purposes currently the volunteer/s would need to be available on TU from 10am -2:30pm and/or FRI from 10am-2:30pm

Contact:  forams@mynorthshore.org

FareStart

FareStart

Volunteer Meal Delivery Drivers needed. Help our Seattle-area food service partner restaurants get orders out to gala guests who will be attending our auction from home. We will have three food partners providing delicious meals for our gala participants to purchase and enjoy while watching the live stream of our program the evening of October 18th. Volunteers are needed 2pm-5pm on October 18. Volunteers will be stationed at restaurants and do a contact free pickup and drop off of food at the customers location. Volunteers will be provided with gloves and are required to wear a facemask. Delivery instructions and routes will be provided. Requirements: 18 years+, car, active drivers license. Contact Elise Tinseth, elise.tinseth@farestart.org (206) 787-1585, for more information.

Hunger Free America

Hunger Free America

Virtual Opportunity: COVID-19 Food Assistance Project – Volunteers are needed to verify emergency food site information across the nation. Many sites have changed operations and hours due to COVID-19, volunteers are ascertaining these changes and updating our database via a survey form. Volunteers should be moderately comfortable using web technology and speaking over the phone. The results are freely available to the public by request, via an electronic mapping tool, and the USDA Hunger Hotline. Having accurate data means a hungry family can find an open pantry near them at any time.
More details and sign up via: www.hungervolunteer.volunteerhub.com

Contact:  swinter@hungerfreeamerica.org

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