Help by Volunteering

Volunteer filling food bags
We are grateful to the local community members for helping us carry out our mission.

 

 

How to Volunteer

All new volunteers start by attending our remote Volunteer Orientation over Zoom. To sign up for an orientation CLICK HERE

*If you are not available during the listed orientation time or experience any difficulty signing up, please contact Jesica, our Volunteer Coordinator, at 206-932-9023 or at ​​jesica@westseattlefoodbank.org

We love our volunteers!
In 2019 WSFB had 646 volunteers serving 28,145 hours. That is ​equivalent to 13.5 full-time employees​.

Volunteer Hours

Most shifts occur in regular business hours. Our range of volunteer hours is below.

Food Bank

  • Days: Monday- Friday
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m – 3:30 pm (varies by day)

Clothesline

  • Days: Tuesday & Thursday
  • Hours: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Attend our ​Volunteer Orientation and we will help find shifts that work for your schedule!

Volunteer Requirements

Court-Ordered Community Service:​ We are currently taking volunteers with court-ordered community service hours for non-violent offenses. Please follow our “How to Volunteer” procedures.

Volunteering with Children: ​In response to COVID-19, our youngest age for volunteering at the Foodbank is 16 years old. The youngest age for the Clothesline is 15 years old.

Volunteering as a Group:​ Safe COVID-19 procedures limit our ability to support groups but it is not impossible. Please contact Jesica, our Volunteer Coordinator, at 206-932-9023 or jesica@westseattlefoodbank.org. We’ll work with you to see what is possible.

COVID-19 Volunteer Safety

  • Volunteers must self-screen before each shift
  • Volunteers sign-in/out and should not come outside of scheduled times
  • Volunteers must wear masks at all times
  • Volunteers must regulate their own safe social distancing

Questions?

​​Contact Jesica, our Volunteer Coordinator, at 206-932-9023 or ​jesica@westseattlefoodbank.org Together we're strengthening the community through the power of neighbors helping neighbors.