Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers power everything we do! Whether you are 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, please complete the

Returning volunteers, sign up for your shift here:

Shelter Meal Prep Cook Volunteer

M, T, W, Th 
2:30pm – 5:30pm
Lake City Presbyterian Church

During the week our Shelter Meal Prep Cook Volunteers prepare meals to be served at the North King County Enhanced Shelter in Shoreline.

 

Shelter Meal Serving Volunteer

Everyday
6pm – 8pm
The Oaks Enhanced Shelter

Serving Volunteers help plate up meals at The Oaks and clean up afterwards. Help is needed 7 days a week!

Senior Meal Prep Cook Volunteer

M, W, F
9am – 12:30pm
Lake City Presbyterian Church

Each week, HIP Senior Meal Prep Cook Volunteers prepare meals to be served to seniors in North Seattle.

Senior Meal Site Volunteer

M, W, F
11:30am – 1:30pm
Lake City Community Center

This job requires your help in setting up the meal space, serving the meal, and helping clean up. Get to know the diners and enjoy a free lunch!

HIP Pack Packing Volunteer

VARIES
Lake City Presbyterian Church

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

HIP Pack Final Assembly Volunteer

Temporarily On Hold
9:30 am – 12 pm
Lake City Presbyterian Church

Each week we need volunteers to add fresh fruit and our weekly newsletters to our Healthy HIP Packs before they are delivered to our partner schools.

After School Snack Site Volunteer

Temporarily On Hold
Lake City Library

If you like working with youth this is the opportunity for you! Volunteers are needed each day to deliver and distribute snacks and engage with the youth and teens at the Lake City Library during the school year.

Cooking Matters Class Assistant

VARIES

Contact us for details

We need people with an interest in cooking or nutrition to help us run weekly community cooking classes. A great opportunity to share your cooking skills and nutrition knowledge with others!

Summer Eats Volunteer

M, T, W, TH, F
11 am – 2 pm
Location Varies

Every summer we run summer meal sites where we serve a free healthy meal to youth ages 1-18 and their parents. We need volunteers to serve these meals and lead kids and teens in fun summertime activities.

Special Projects Volunteer

VARIES

Contact us for details

Throughout the year, HIP hosts special events and volunteer nights. There are also opportunities to volunteer based on your special skills (writing, photography, videography, recipe development, finance, marketing, fundraising, etc).

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

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Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Bruce

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Bruce

Welcome to another volunteer spotlight! This month we’re learning about Bruce, but if you’ve helped at our Healthy HIP Packs packing parties you probably have already met him. Bruce has been with HIP since the beginning of the HIP Packs program, and has been one of...

HIP Celebrates Pumpkin Palooza

HIP Celebrates Pumpkin Palooza

Every year, Kaffeeklatsch Seattle hosts the Pumpkin Palooza, a free community event celebrating Halloween. At this event, community partners from around Lake City come together and provide fun festivities for families. At the end of the day a pumpkin carving and...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Betsy

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Betsy

This month we’re featuring one of our longest serving volunteers, Betsy. Betsy has been a consistent presence at our Wednesday morning meal prep shifts since we started serving Senior Meals on this day nearly six years ago! That means that Betsy has been around far...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Bruce

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Bruce

Welcome to another volunteer spotlight! This month we’re learning about Bruce, but if you’ve helped at our Healthy HIP Packs packing parties you probably have already met him. Bruce has been with HIP since the beginning of the HIP Packs program, and has been one of...

HIP Celebrates Pumpkin Palooza

HIP Celebrates Pumpkin Palooza

Every year, Kaffeeklatsch Seattle hosts the Pumpkin Palooza, a free community event celebrating Halloween. At this event, community partners from around Lake City come together and provide fun festivities for families. At the end of the day a pumpkin carving and...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Betsy

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Betsy

This month we’re featuring one of our longest serving volunteers, Betsy. Betsy has been a consistent presence at our Wednesday morning meal prep shifts since we started serving Senior Meals on this day nearly six years ago! That means that Betsy has been around far...