Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers power everything we do! Whether you’re looking for service hours, a way to meet new friends, or a place to contribute your time and talents toward improving your community, we have a volunteer opportunity that’s perfect for you.

New volunteers, get started by completing our

Returning volunteers, sign up for your shift here:

Interested in volunteering with a group? Check out our

Shelter Meals Prep

M, T, W, Th 
2:30pm – 5:30pm
HIP Kitchen

During the week our Shelter Meals volunteers prepare dinners to be served at the North King County Enhanced Shelter in Shoreline. 

Senior Meal Prep

M, W, F
9am – 11:30am
HIP Kitchen

Each week, Senior Meal prep volunteers work alongside HIP’s Senior Meal Program Coordinator to prepare meals to be served to seniors.

Senior Meal Serving

M, W, F
11:15am – 2pm
Lamb of God Church

Our Senior Meal serving volunteers help set up the meal space, serve the meal, and clean up. 

HIP Pack Packing Parties

HIP Kitchen

At our packing parties, volunteers put together Healthy HIP Packs, a pack of weekend food for children which are distributed on Fridays during the school year.

Afterschool Meals


If you like working with youth this is the opportunity for you! Volunteers deliver and distribute meals to youth receiving  tutoring services at the Lake City Library.

Summer Eats


Help serve lunches to kids and parents and lead educational activities while school is out. This is a flexible opportunity that’s great for teens and college students. Email volunteer@hungerintervention.org to learn more.

Senior Meal Deliver Driver

M, W, F
11:45am – 1:45pm
Lamb of God Church

Pick up fresh, warm lunches downtown Lake City and deliver them to seniors across North Seattle.

Nutrition Education Class Assistance


If you have an interest in cooking or nutrition, we need your help to run community cooking and nutrition education classes. Email volunteer@hungerintervention.org to learn more.

HIP Pack Final Assembly

HIP Kitchen

Every other week we need volunteers to add fresh fruit and seal our Healthy HIP Packs before they are delivered to our partner schools.

Special Projects


Throughout the year, there are opportunities to volunteer based on your special skills (photography, recipe development, marketing, fundraising, etc). Email volunteer@hungerintervention.org to learn more.

Ready to volunteer?

“HIP was recommended to me by one of my coworkers here at Alpha as a great volunteer opportunity for my clients and it truly has been a wonderful experience for them. HIP is making valuable contributions to the community and the volunteer experience itself is always warm and welcoming for all who participate. We’re honored to be a part of it.”

Jenny Powell

Community Access Coordinator / Alpha Supported Living Services

Community Volunteers


Volunteer Hours


Meals Served (Oct. 2021- Sept. 2022)

Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Sydne

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Sydne

In this month’s volunteer spotlight we’re meeting Sydne. Sydne joined our volunteer team last year after retiring from her career in nursing. Today she helps with meal prep for the Senior Community Meal every Wednesday morning, and serving at the East African Senior...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Carlos

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Carlos

It’s time for another volunteer spotlight, and this month we’re featuring prep volunteer Carlos. Carlos has been volunteering in HIP’s kitchen regularly since July 2022, and he came to HIP in search of a way to do tangible work that helps his community. Carlos...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Eva

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Eva

This month we’re meeting Eva, one of HIP’s current serving volunteers for the Senior Community Meal and a long-time HIP volunteer across our programs. Eva began volunteering with HIP in 2017, originally participating in Healthy HIP Packs packing parties with her sons....