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
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 – 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!

Afterschool Meals

T, W
5 – 7pm
HIP Kitchen / Lake City Library

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.

HIP Pack Packing Parties

VARIES
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.

HIP Pack Final Assembly

VARIES
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. 

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.

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 learn more.

Summer Eats

TEMPORARILY ON HOLD

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, there are opportunities to volunteer based on your special skills (photography, recipe development, marketing, fundraising, etc). Email vista@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

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Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Andrea

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Andrea

This month we’re highlighting one of HIP’s best bakers, Andrea. Andrea has been volunteering in the kitchen with the Senior Meal program since the fall of 2021. She was referred to HIP by her friend and fellow Senior Meal volunteer, Jane, who knew that she was looking...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Fiona

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Fiona

This month we’re featuring Shelter Meals volunteer Fiona. Fiona began volunteering with HIP over the summer and has been helping out weekly with Shelter Meals ever since. A Lake City local, she found out about HIP by seeing us around the community in places like the...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Bridgette

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Bridgette

Fall is officially here and it’s time for October’s volunteer spotlight. Bridgette is earning her Master of Science in Nutrition / Didactic Program in Dietetics (MSN/DPD) from Bastyr University, and has been volunteering with HIP this summer to earn experience hours...