Great Seattle Volunteer Opportunities!

Change lives and feel great – join us for a Seattle volunteer session! Make an impact in your community by helping us sort and repack nutritious food for our hungry neighbors, assisting at special events, or at one of our Mobile Food Pantries. It’s easy, fun, and can make a huge difference in just a few hours!

Whether it’s just you, a group of your friends, or a corporate team – signing up is easy. Each volunteer will need to register. This includes children, family members, and accompanying guests. Choose a button below to view a calendar of upcoming opportunities.

For groups of six or more: fill out this group request form.

Volunteer in the Warehouse

Seattle volunteer sessions take place Monday through Saturday at our Hunger Solution Center and are open to groups, families, individuals, and kids ages 6+. You’ll sort bulk donations and repack rescued grocery items into family size portions so we can send it over to local food banks, shelters, and meal programs!

Food Lifeline does not accept court-ordered community service volunteers at this time.

Group Volunteering

Interested in signing up for a group volunteer session? Be sure to fill out our group request form for groups of six or more!

Who

Corporate teams, families, clubs, and friends

Where

Food Lifeline
815 South 96th Street
Seattle, WA 98108

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Special Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer at Our Mobile Food Program

If you’ve ever wanted to see how our Mobile Food Program works, you’re in luck! We have multiple volunteer slots at our Sea Mar Community Health Center food distributions. Similar in set up to a farmers market, volunteers will distribute nutritious food directly to members in the community – always a rewarding experience!

Who

Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to sign up (Spanish-speaking a plus)

When

Second Thursday of every month
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Fourth Friday of every month
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Fourth Saturday of every month
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Where

Burien Sea Mar – Thurs & Sat
14434 Ambaum Blvd. SW
Burien, WA 98166

South Park Sea Mar – Fri
8720 14th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98108

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Volunteer Guidelines

Our Seattle volunteer sessions are fun, rewarding, and inclusive! Because Food Lifeline is an industrial food-handling facility, we have a few guidelines in place to ensure everyone’s safety and success.

  • Closed-toed shoes are required, no exceptions.
  • It is often cold in the warehouse. For your comfort, please dress in warm layers.
  • Your work will be physical in nature and includes long periods of standing. You may be asked to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early and plan to work the full session.
  • Children must be 6 years of age or older to volunteer.
  • Children under 18 must bring a completed Parent/Guardian Consent Form to each volunteer session.
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, with at least 1 adult for every 5 children.