Whether you’re helping out one-time or a few times a year, we love our groups! Here are some great ways to get involved.

Once you find an opportunity that interests you, click the APPLY NOW button to submit your interest and the Volunteer Department will contact you as soon as they can!

Kitchen Helpers

Location: 210 S. Lucile Street, Seattle, WA (Georgetown neighborhood)

Kitchen volunteers are a part of our lively, bustling kitchen operation! Be a part of a team of top chefs who prepare nutritious and delicious meals for our seriously ill clients. Slicing, dicing, chopping, packaging—all are examples of tasks you could do in any given shift. No prior kitchen experience required.

Do I need a Food Worker Card? Only if your group comes on a monthly basis. https://www.foodworkercard.wa.gov/language.html 

Please submit a copy to the Volunteer Department-volunteer@lifelong.org

Group Size: Up to 6 people weekdays & 10 people on the weekends.

Groups larger than 10 people have to be split between the kitchen and warehouse, see shift times below. Max is 14 total.

Shift Times:

  • Tuesdays-Fridays: 9am-12pm; 1-4pm; 5:00-7:30pm
  • Saturdays & Sundays: 9am-11:30am; 12pm-2:30pm, 2:30-5:00pm
  • 10-14 groups: Wednesday-Friday: 10am-12pm or 1-3pm

Ages: 12 and older with a parent. Ages 16-17 with a parental consent that is included on the application.

What to wear: Closed foot shoes, hair tied back, and shirt with sleeves. We provide aprons, gloves and hair coverings.

 
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Warehouse Helpers

Location: 210 S. Lucile Street, Seattle, WA (Georgetown neighborhood)

Do you love to be on your feet and don't mind some heavy lifting? Then the warehouse might be the place for you! Warehouse Helpers organize food donations, bag groceries for weekly distribution, and repackage bulk food donations. With nearly 1.5 million pounds of food that came through our doors last year, we need all hands on deck to help process the donations.

Group Size: Up to 6 people weekdays

Groups larger than 10 people have to be split between the kitchen and warehouse and only during shift times below.  Max is 14.

Shift Times:

  • Wednesdays-Fridays: 10am-12pm or 1-3pm

Ages: 12 and older with a parent. Ages 16-17 with a parental consent that is included on the application.

What to wear: Closed foot shoes, hair tied back, and shirt with sleeves. Layering is recommended, the warehouse can get chilly.

 
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Group Food Delivery

Location: Various routes in King County

Have a book club? What about a running group? Want to get your church involved in service? As a delivery group, you would organize a team of people to deliver meals and groceries on a rotating schedule. Routes generally take 45-60 minutes to complete and on average, volunteers will deliver to 4-7 clients. And we ask for at least a 3 month commitment.

Volunteer delivery drivers are the heart and soul of our food program, delivering thousands of bags of groceries as well as meals each year to our clients. We recommend having at least a group of 5 or more for a rotating schedule.

Requirements: All volunteers must pass a background check, have reliable transportation and complete a training to be eligible. Ages 16-17 needs two people on a route. Ages 18+ can drive alone.