Follow these 3 easy steps to get started:

Step 1:
 
Review the available volunteer opportunities to see what fits your interest and availability. 

Step 2:

Complete the online application listed below the opportunity. 

Step 3:

After you apply, look for an email confirmation regarding the submission of your application. A staff member from the Volunteer Department will contact you as soon as possible to setup a phone interview and discuss your interest further.

 

food delivery Driver

Location: Various routes in King County and Snohomish County

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. Drivers deliver food to the homes of our clients either once a week or every other week. Routes generally take 45-60 minutes to complete and on average, volunteers will deliver to 4-7 clients.

We have routes spanning along King County and in parts of Snohomish County, throughout the week and time of day. This role is so critical in getting our clients access to quality, nutritious food as well as creating relationships through direct client contact.

Requirements: 18+ welcome, have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license and insurance

Volunteer Commitment: Weekly or bi-weekly volunteer commitment, at least 6 months

What to wear: Closed foot shoes

 

Meal Bagging Team

Meal Bagging volunteers work as an assembly team with a staff lead to put together both our regular and special meal bag types, tailored to client needs for leading healthier lives while living with chronic health conditions. Meal Bagging is a fun, dynamic and fast paced endeavor that’s a great opportunity for doing program critical work. The meals you pack will have an immediate impact, delivered within days to the doors of over 700+ weekly clients!

If you like working as a part of a team, tasks that require attention to detail and the satisfaction of a fully completed task every time you volunteer, this might be the volunteer role for you!

Location:

  • Georgetown: 210 S. Lucile Street

Shift Time(s):

  • Thursday, weekly, 5:30-7:30pm

  • Friday, weekly, 9:30am-12:00pm

Requirements: 16+ welcome, must be able to stand for much of the shift, and lift 10-30 pounds

Volunteer Commitment: Weekly volunteer shift, for a minimum of 3 months

What to wear: Closed foot shoes, hair tied back, and a shirt with sleeves

 
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Office Support Volunteer

Location(s):

  • Georgetown: 210 S. Lucile Street

  • Everett: 3501 Colby Avenue, Suite 100

Office Support Volunteers provide a variety of office and administrative support tasks and projects ranging from; answering phones, greeting and creating a welcoming environment for clients, general record keeping and taking on occasional special projects.

Shift Time(s):

Georgetown

  • Weekly shift options available Monday-Friday, 9:00am-12:30pm and 12:30-4pm

Everett

  • Weekly shift options available Monday-Thursday, 9:00am- 1:00pm and 1:00-5:00pm

Requirements: 18+ welcome, have or be willing to learn basic computer and phone skills, and be comfortable working in a team as well as independently

Volunteer Commitment: Weekly, regularly assigned volunteer shift, for a minimum of 6 months

What to wear: Business casual

 

kitchen helper

Location:

  • Georgetown: 210 S. Lucile Street

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, just a Food Worker Card and a positive attitude. 

Shift Times:

  • Monday-Friday: 9:30am-12:00pm; 1:30-4:00pm; 5:30pm-7:30pm

Ages: 12+ welcome, ages 12-13 with a parent/guardian and ages 14-17 with parental consent that will be provided. All volunteers must have a Food Worker’s Card.

Volunteer Commitment: Weekly or bi-weekly, for a minimum of 3 months

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

 

ride-along volunteer

Location: Various routes in King County

Don’t have a vehicle but still want to help with meal deliveries? Consider becoming a ride-along volunteer! Join a Lifelong staff person on a route and deliver nourishing food to seriously ill clients in need. Routes generally take 2-3 hours to complete.

Shift Times: Varies

Requirements: 18+ welcome

Volunteer Commitment: Weekly or bi-weekly volunteer commitment, at least 3 months

What to wear: Closed foot shoes and a shirt with sleeves

 

pick up center

Location:

  • Capitol Hill: 1161 11th Avenue

Our Pick Up Center volunteers bring together the Lifelong mission directly to our food and nutrition clients! While volunteering, you will distribute meals and groceries to our clients, in addition to organizing donated foods for distribution. Make a difference today while working alongside a team a community of staff and volunteers!

Shift Times: Fridays: 8:00am-12:00pm, 11:45am-3:00pm, 2:45-6:00pm

Requirements: 18+ welcome

Volunteer Commitment: Weekly or bi-weekly volunteer shift, for a minimum of 3 months

What to wear: Closed toed shoes and shirts with sleeves

 

warehouse helpers

Location: 

  • Georgetown: 210 S. Lucile Street

If you love being on your feet, bending up/down and doing some lifting then the warehouse might be the place for you! Warehouse Helpers organize food donations, bag groceries for weekly distribution, repackage bulk food donations, and stock carts for our Hunger Response Vehicle. 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.

Shift Times: Monday-Thursday: 10:00am-12:00pm or 1:00-3:00pm

Ages: 16+ welcome, ages 16-17 with parental consent that will be provided

What to wear: Closed foot shoes, hair tied back, and shirt with sleeves. We recommend bringing an extra layer since it can get chilly.

 

Health education youth outreach (HEYO)

Location:

  • Capitol Hill: 1161 11th Avenue

The Health Education Youth Outreach program works with youth experiencing homelessness in Capitol Hill.  While volunteering, you will assist HEYO Program Staff in weekly street outreach shifts to provide homeless youth with resources—hats, coats, food, hygiene, etc. Our team will pack outreach bags, give physical resources to young people experiencing homelessness, and connect youth to community resources addressing homelessnessThis volunteer opportunity is meant for peers—those whose age is 24 and younger.

Shift Times: TBD

Requirements: Must be between the ages of 18-24. This position does require an in-person interview.

Volunteer Commitment: Weekly volunteer shift, for a minimum of 6 months

What to wear: Closed toed shoes

 

thrift store

Location:

  • Capitol Hill: 312 Broadway E.

Surround yourself in style (and some great bargains) by volunteering at our thrift store. Our Thrift Store volunteers are crucial to keeping our Thrift Store stocked and tidy.  Volunteers help process clothing and other goods which have been donated by helping to determine what can and cannot be sold, tagging and hanging items and putting them out on the sales floor.  The more donations we process, the more funds we are able to raise for our programs. 

Shift Times:

  • Monday-Saturday: 11:00am-2:00pm, 2:00-5:00pm, 5:00-8:00pm

  • Sundays: 11:00am-2:00pm, 2:00-5:00pm, 5:00-7:00pm

Ages: 16+ welcome, ages 16-17 with parental consent that will be provided