Current Volunteer Opportunities

Supermarket Saturday Food Drive: August 15th (tbc)

COVID-19 update: We hope to run our food drive in August. Event will be modified to maintain social distancing and will not involve flyer handout. Masks will be worn. The health and safety of our staff, volunteers and community is of paramount importance. We will be monitoring the situation in King County and will make the final decision closer to the event. Volunteers will be notified either way.

Our food drives are a very important way to stock our Food Bank. The event involves interacting and handing out flyers to shoppers that indicate the non-perishable foods the Food Bank needs. Donations are then gratefully collected. 

When: The third Saturday of the month from 9 am to 1 pm, in one hour shifts
Where: Wallingford QFC, 1801 N 45th St.
Requirements: Participating young children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Food Bank​

Assist in daily food bank activities, including sorting produce, distributing food to participants, disposing of garbage, sweeping floors, and unloading truck deliveries. 

Volunteers are typically needed:
Tuesdays: 9 AM – 2:15 PM
Thursdays: 9 AM – 6:15 PM
Fridays: 9 AM – 1:15 PM

Must be at least 14 years of age and able to lift up to 25 pounds. 

Availability: Cover needed for August & September 

Thursdays in September, 11 am to 2 pm: food bank set up shift. Working in our food bank and conference room. Sorting produce, receiving deliveries, sorting donations, making up bags. Standing role, light lifting.

Thursdays in September, 2 pm to 4 pm: food bank set up shift and distribution. Working in our food bank. Sorting donations, making up bags, bringing food to the distribution table. Standing role, light lifting.

Resource Center

Our Empowerment Champion welcomes families and individuals with dignity and respect and is the first point of contact for people who come to our Family Resource Center. 

The ideal volunteer feels comfortable interacting with people from all walks of life, including those experiencing homelessness, and seeks to create an environment that is positive and empowering for our participants. Tasks include distribution of diapers and hygiene items, sorting and receiving donations, assisting with our shoe program, general organizing and tidying 

Availability: (When our Resource Center reopens, date tbc) Tuesday 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Spanish speaker please Contact Kat Johnson, Volunteer Coordinator.

PCC Bulk Food Packaging Party: returning in 2021

PCC Community Markets donates thousands of pounds of nutritious, bulk foods to their partnering food banks. Help nourish our community by packaging this food into family-sized portions! FamilyWorks Food Banks uses the portioned food during regular distribution for those in need.

Work Stations will be set up prior to volunteer arrival. Volunteers will be scooping bulk foods into family-sized portions, with a label. We appreciate those that can help with the clean up as well.

When: The first Wednesday of the month from 6 pm to 8 pm, every other month
Where: Wallingford Food Bank, FamilyWorks, 1501 N 45th St.
Requirements: Participating young children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Reading Buddies

COVID-19 update: Reading Buddies is on hold as an in-person program. We are exploring the idea of a virtual program so please continue to register your interest with me by email. Thank you- Kat

Encourage and support a love of books by reading with 2nd graders. Reading Buddies runs while school is in session, Wednesdays 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM at the Wallingford Boys & Girls Club.

Volunteers must be over 18 years old.

Availability: If you are interested in volunteering as a Reading Buddy for the 2020/21 academic year, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Kat Johnson by September 15, 2020.