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

Temporarily On Hold
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 Evan

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Evan

This month for our volunteer spotlight we’re meeting Evan. A rising junior at University Prep, Evan tried out a number of volunteer positions earlier this summer, but ultimately settled on becoming a HIPster. Evan loves being in the kitchen, and volunteers with both...

My summer at HIP

My summer at HIP

This summer, HIP received a high school intern from Teens In Public Service (TIPS) to help out with our Summer Eats program. In this reflection, intern Ryan Phi tells us about his summer with HIP. As cliche as it may sound, my time as an intern at HIP was like nothing...

Reasons to Eat by the Seasons

Reasons to Eat by the Seasons

The state of Washington grows a diverse array of fruits and vegetables thanks to the rich soil and favorable weather. The Washington State Department of Agriculture recorded that over 300 different crops are produced in Washington. Eating produce that is in season...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Evan

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Evan

This month for our volunteer spotlight we’re meeting Evan. A rising junior at University Prep, Evan tried out a number of volunteer positions earlier this summer, but ultimately settled on becoming a HIPster. Evan loves being in the kitchen, and volunteers with both...

My summer at HIP

My summer at HIP

This summer, HIP received a high school intern from Teens In Public Service (TIPS) to help out with our Summer Eats program. In this reflection, intern Ryan Phi tells us about his summer with HIP. As cliche as it may sound, my time as an intern at HIP was like nothing...

Reasons to Eat by the Seasons

Reasons to Eat by the Seasons

The state of Washington grows a diverse array of fruits and vegetables thanks to the rich soil and favorable weather. The Washington State Department of Agriculture recorded that over 300 different crops are produced in Washington. Eating produce that is in season...