Help by Volunteering

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

How to Volunteer

Typical volunteer hours at the West Seattle Food Bank are Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm, and until 7pm on Wednesday. We DO NOT usually have weekend or evening opportunities.

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

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

*If you are not available during the listed orientation time, are unable to access the internet for the call, or experience any difficulty signing up, please contact Karen, our Volunteer Coordinator, at 206-932-9023 or at ​​

We love our volunteers!

Volunteer Requirements

Court-Ordered Community Service:​ We are currently taking volunteers with court-ordered community service hours for non-violent offenses. Please fill out this form (also linked on the button above) and then follow our regular “How to Volunteer” procedures by signing up for the weekly online training.

Volunteering with Children: ​Our youngest age for volunteering at the food bank or Clothesline is 14 years old. Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 18+.

Volunteering as a Group:​ Safe COVID-19 procedures limit our ability to support groups but it is not impossible. Please contact Karen, our Volunteer Coordinator, at 206-932-9023 or 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 regulate their own safe social distancing

Additional Opportunities

Every year, we partner with United Way King County’s volunteer income tax assistance program, to host their volunteers helping low income families and individuals maximize their tax returns. To learn more about the program and find out about volunteering, visit United Way King County VITA Program.


​​Contact Karen, our Volunteer Coordinator, at 206-932-9023 or ​

Together we’re strengthening the community through the power of neighbors helping neighbors.