Serve Opportunities

Are you an individual interested in giving a few hours of your time?
Maybe a Connect Group looking for somewhere to serve?

Below are local organizations that can use our help as they reach out to those in need in our community.

This list is always changing and growing so check back often!

Highland Park Elementary

Food Backpack Program: Each Friday is a food pick-up from the West Seattle Food Bank and delivered to Highland Park Elementary. A pick-up and drop off takes about 15 minutes. If two or three people could rotate that would be awesome.

Highland Park does not have the City Year program in place this year. (This program provided folks younger than us to assist with getting students academic help to get them up to speed. 8-10 people were onsite last year.) The principal indicated she is looking for community members to possibly help fill this gap. This could entail helping the younger students with reading, spelling, work recognition, and counting.  If proficient in math, folks could assist some of the older students in math. They is looking to begin this in October.

If you are able to help, contact Rick Boogaard at

A Cleaner Alki

If you get tired of seeing trash, this might be the group for you. The first Saturday of each month has a standing Alki Beach pick-up beginning at 10am. Meet at the brick apartments at 2542 Alki Ave SW, with groups spreading out from Alki Beach towards Anchor Park and Constellation Park, and neighboring streets in between. Pickup sticks & buckets you are provided or bring your own.

Additionally, larger pop-up projects occur throughout the month. Follow them on Facebook for more details.

White Center Food Bank

Each year, volunteers served nearly 15,000 hours at the food bank and helped distribute over 1 million pounds of food.  With only five paid full-time staff members, the White Center Food Bank is a volunteer-driven organization.  In order to ensure the needs of our customers are met and to help provide good customer service, it takes 20-25 volunteers to run the food bank when we are open for distribution.

The White Center Food Bank is open for distribution four days a week and offers a wide variety of opportunities to meet the volunteer needs of individuals, groups, and organizations that wish to help provide essential services to families in our community.

Without the support of hundreds of volunteer hours here at the food bank, we would not be able to provide so many services to our customers. There are many ways to offer your expertise here at the food bank. Please consider giving some of your time to support the community.

The Salvation Army - Children, Youth and Families

The Salvation Army Seattle, White Center Community Center values education greatly. Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of engaging activities including homework help and academic support, active games and sport, structured enrichments, and lots of time to play and socialize with friends.

If you are interested in volunteering to support any of the aforementioned activities, click the button below.

West Seattle Food Bank

A number of volunteer opportunities exist to assist in the food bank and the clothesline.  Food Bank Services, Mobile Food Bank and Home Delivery, Helpline Services, The Clothesline, Backpack Program, Baby & Child Corner , Community Services and Bookcase Program. Please contact Jesica, Volunteer Coordinator, at 206-932-9023 or with any questions.

Food Lifeline

Food Lifeline provides nutritious food to 1.37 million people facing hunger by sourcing nutritious food from a variety of food industry partners. They distribute through a network of 350 food banks, shelters, and meal programs, providing the equivalent of more than 282,000 meals every single day. Their warehouse is located in South Park at 815 S 96th St., Seattle 98108. Volunteer opportunities exist six days a week, primarily through sorting and repacking food for distribution to food banks.  You can volunteer as a group or individually through Food Lifeline's website. Shifts run for two hours.

The Welcome Table

An every Saturday event held at The Body of Christ Church at 1320 SW 102nd St. in White Center. Initiated to serve people who are unsheltered, plus elders and those with disabilities, the Welcome Table's clientele has expanded during the coronavirus epidemic to include many families having trouble making ends meet. It is held Saturdays from noon to 1:30pm. You can be involved in meal preparation, providing food donations, assisting with set-up and tear down, or staffing tables where those attending can pick up needed food, clothing and hygiene supplies. For additional information, contact Cinda Stenger at