Volunteer

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.

Returning volunteers, sign up for your shift here:

New volunteers, please complete the

Prep Team Volunteer

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

Each week, HIP Prep Team Volunteers prepare meals and other food items to support HIP’s programs.

Senior Meal Site Volunteer

M, W, F
10am – 2pm
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!

After School Snack Site Volunteer

M, T, W, TH
5pm – 7pm
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 library during the school year.

HIP Pack Packing Volunteer

DAYS & TIMES VARY
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

TH
Times Vary
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.

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 Volunteers

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 Volunteers

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

Summer program nourishes kids’ bodies and minds

Summer program nourishes kids’ bodies and minds

Even though HIP had to cancel in-person activities at most Summer Meals sites due to COVID, our AmeriCorps VISTA Jen Sogn and Teens in Public Service intern Sam found ways to provide enriching activities as well as nutritious meals for kids this summer....

Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight

Linda Boyd digs data Linda Boyd is a trendsetter. She's been volunteering remotely with HIP before it was "the new norm". Every week, behind the scenes, Linda meticulously enters data from our meal programs and saves the staff hours of time and trouble that can be...

AmeriCorps volunteer responds to a crisis

AmeriCorps volunteer responds to a crisis

AmeriCorps volunteer Frankie Beach My name is Frankie Beach and I am currently serving as Food Security and Nutrition Program Coordinator with Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) in Lake City, Seattle.  Since the COVID-19 outbreak, HIP has been in crisis mode, trying to...

Summer program nourishes kids’ bodies and minds

Summer program nourishes kids’ bodies and minds

Even though HIP had to cancel in-person activities at most Summer Meals sites due to COVID, our AmeriCorps VISTA Jen Sogn and Teens in Public Service intern Sam found ways to provide enriching activities as well as nutritious meals for kids this summer....

Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight

Linda Boyd digs data Linda Boyd is a trendsetter. She's been volunteering remotely with HIP before it was "the new norm". Every week, behind the scenes, Linda meticulously enters data from our meal programs and saves the staff hours of time and trouble that can be...

AmeriCorps volunteer responds to a crisis

AmeriCorps volunteer responds to a crisis

AmeriCorps volunteer Frankie Beach My name is Frankie Beach and I am currently serving as Food Security and Nutrition Program Coordinator with Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) in Lake City, Seattle.  Since the COVID-19 outbreak, HIP has been in crisis mode, trying to...