Volunteer Position Descriptions

High School Community Service:
If you are 16 years and older you can volunteer on Thursday afternoons from 3-6:30 pm in our Food Bank. If you are 14-15 years you can volunteer during school breaks. Supermarket Saturday food drives are also popular with high school students. See description below. Students can do food and clothing drives for us as a community service project.

Reading Buddies:
Reading Buddies connects volunteers with children ages 5-12  to read and do literacy activities together. Our goal is to support and encourage a love of reading and bolster reading comprehension. If you are interested in getting on board for the 2018-2019 academic year, please contact our volunteer coordinator. Unfortunately we can no longer accept high school students for this opportunity.
• Located at the Wallingford Boys & Girls Club
• Reading Buddies runs during the school year, Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 pm


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 25 pounds. Volunteers are typically needed:

  • Tuesdays:    9 am – 2:30 pm
  • Thursdays:  9 am – 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. Children 16 and older may volunteer unaccompanied with parental/guardian permission. 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. We have a maximum group size of 8 people. Groups typically volunteer in the food bank on Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday. Food and clothing 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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