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 Meals Prep

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

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
Lake City Presbyterian Church

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
11:30am – 1:45pm
Lake City Community Center

Our Senior Meal serving volunteers help set up the meal space, serve the meal, and clean up. Get to know the diners and enjoy a free lunch!

Senior Meal Deliver Driver

M, W, F
11:45am – 1:45pm
Lake City Community Center

Pick up fresh, warm lunches at the Lake City Community Center and deliver them to seniors around North King County.

HIP Pack Packing Parties

Temporarily On Hold
Lake City Presbyterian Church

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

HIP Pack Final Assembly

VARIES
Lake City Presbyterian Church

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

After School Snack

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.

Nutrition Education Class Assistance

VARIES

Contact us for details

If you have an interest in cooking or nutrition, we need your help to run community cooking classes. Email vista@hungerintervention.org to find out when our next class is starting!

Summer Eats

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

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 vista@hungerintervention.org to learn more.

Special Projects

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Contact us for details

Throughout the year, HIP hosts special events that require volunteer assistance. There are also opportunities to volunteer based on your special skills (photography, videography, recipe development, 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 Joanne

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Joanne

For this month’s Volunteer Spotlight we’re mixing it up! Instead of featuring one of our regulars, we’re going to meet Joanne, who spent two weeks with HIP’s Summer Eats and nutrition education programs in July. Joanne is currently working on her Masters of Public...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Anne

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Anne

Welcome to another Volunteer Spotlight! Anne is one of our newer volunteers, beginning in April of this year, but she has quickly become an essential part of the Shelter Meals team. She has lived in Seattle for 10 years and found out about HIP through classes at the...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Lisa

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Lisa

For this month’s Volunteer Spotlight we’re getting to know Lisa. Lisa joined HIP’s Senior Meal prep crew in January and has been volunteering on Mondays and Fridays ever since. Lisa has also been assisting with our current Cooking Matters course, leading the cooking...