Volunteer Position Descriptions

High School Community Service:
Supermarket Saturday food drives are popular with high school students. See description below. Food bank volunteers on Thursday afternoons from 3-6:30 pm are also popular. You must be 16 years and older to volunteer in the Food Bank. Students can also do food and clothing drives for us as a community service project. Reading Buddies with the Wallingford Boys and Girls Club is also a great way to volunteer.

Reading Buddies:
Reading Buddies connects volunteers with children ages 5-12 twice a week to read and do literacy activities together. Our goal is to support and encourage a love of reading and bolster reading comprehension during the summer!
• Located at the Wallingford Boys & Girls Club
• Anyone under the age of 18 must register as a Boys & Girls Club member

Food Bank:
Food Bank activities include: sorting food into crates, distributing food to clients, disposing of garbage, sweeping floors, and assisting with unloading of truck deliveries. You must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Volunteers are typically needed:

  • Tuesdays:    9 am – 2:30 pm
  • Thursdays:  9 am – 1 pm and 3 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Fridays         9 am – 1:30 pm

Supermarket Saturday Food Drive:
Supermarket Saturday food drives are held the third Saturday of the month at the Wallingford QFC from 9-1. Volunteers hand out flyers to shoppers which list the non-perishable goods needed for our Food Bank. Shoppers then purchase the items and donate them to us. Volunteers engage the community in conversations about how Food Banks help our community. You can sign up to volunteer here.

Volunteers assist with anything and everything to do with raising money for FamilyWorks, including but not limited to: database entry, mailings, and assistance with fundraising events. If you have an idea for how you can help generate support for FamilyWorks, we’d love to hear about it. Contact Joey Ashenbrenner, Development and Resource Manager.
Contact Joey: p: (206)694-6725 / e: joeya@familyworksseattle.org

Group Opportunities:
Volunteering as a group can be a great team-building experience. Groups typically volunteer in the food bank on Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday. Monthly drives are another way for groups to get involved. For more information on getting involved, contact Kat Johnson, Volunteer Coordinator.
Contact Kat p: (206) 576-6534 / e: kathrynj@familyworksseattle.org

Special Events:
FamilyWorks participates in special events all year-round and volunteers are often needed for activities such as: assisting with fundraisers and family programs, picking up produce at the Wallingford Farmer’s Market and delivering it to our Food Bank, or staffing tables at festivals.

Resource Center:
We have ongoing needs for special projects, events, mailings, etc. For more information contact Kat Johnson, Volunteer Coordinator.
Contact Kat p: (206) 576-6534 / e: kathrynj@familyworksseattle.org

Board Member:
Certain times of the year we recruit members to assist with organizational governance, advocacy, and to implement our vision of family/community resiliency. For more information please contact Jake Weber, Executive Director.
Contact Jake p: (206) 694-6726 / e: jakew@familyworksseattle.org

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