Help feed your hungry neighbors!

Change lives and feel great – join us for a volunteer session! Make an impact in your community by helping us sort and repack the thousands of pounds of food we rescue every day. 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. Click here to view our calendar of events.

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

We regularly offer two types of volunteer sessions

Sort & Repack: Open for ages 6+ where bulk donations are repacked into family size portions. Takes place in the Hunger Solution Center.

Fresh Rescue: Open for ages 16+ where rescued grocery items are inspected and repacked for distribution. Food safety training is provided at the beginning of the session. Takes place in the Hunger Solution Center.

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!


Corporate teams, families, clubs, and friends


Food Lifeline
815 South 96th Street
Seattle, WA 98108

Group Request Form
Special Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer Greeter

Friendly Face of Food Lifeline Needed!
Greet volunteers arriving for our warehouse evening sessions. Assist production team through the check-in and orientation process. Must be comfortable working with the public, using computers, and public speaking. A weekly commitment is preferred.


Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to apply


Tuesday – Thursday
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM


Food Lifeline
815 S 96th St
Seattle, WA 98108

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Special Volunteer Opportunity

Mobile Food Pantry - Burien

Help Food Lifeline fight hunger with our new Healthcare Initiative! We deliver nutritious foods to folks with diabetes by placing a mobile food pantry right outside their healthcare clinic.

Volunteer duties include:

  • Setting up tents and tables, and filling them with food to be distributed
  • Helping patients fill their bags
  • Assisting those who need help carrying their bags to their vehicles
  • Breaking down tents and tables and cleaning up the site

Volunteer expectations:

  • Most volunteers will need to be able to lift between 25 and 40 pounds
  • We are looking for volunteers with great customer service skills
  • Spanish speakers encouraged!

Anyone over the age of 18.
Volunteer as an individual, or bring your friends! We can take a group as big as 12.


Every 2nd Thursday and 4th Saturday
9:30am – 12:00pm


Sea Mar Burien Medical Clinic
14434 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166

Apply here

Volunteer Guidelines

Our volunteer sessions are fun, rewarding, and empowering for everyone! 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.