Come join a wonderful volunteer family dedicated to alleviating hunger in our community. We have positions available for everyone. Whether at the Food Bank, Thrift Store, Warm Coats For Kids, or H.O.P.E. Backpack Program. We will work with your schedule as well as any limitations you may have.
Fill out the online application, or contact Evelyn, our Volunteer Coordinator, at (360)629-2789 foodbankcoordinator@scfbs.org.

Food Bank:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am – 1pm or 11am – 2pm. We need sorters on both days.
  • Wednesdays from 8:30am – 1pm we are in need of volunteers to help sort and distribute food to clients, & 11am – 2pm we need a small clean-up crew.
  • Fridays from 11am – 2pm, we are in urgent need for a small crew on that can help restock the distribution area for our Saturday Serve.
  • One Saturday every other month from 10am – 1pm, help receive food donated from our A Simple Gesture program.
  • Special Projects – Looking for groups to help with our upcoming Turkey Drive on November 9th, other projects TBD.

Most positions require a volunteer to be able to lift and stand for long periods. Please indicate if you are unable to do so, and we will look for a position that will work for you.

Monday to Saturday 8AM to 2PM
Drivers: Volunteer drivers are needed Monday through Saturday for assistance with the Food Bank, Thrift Store and Backpack program regarding pickup and delivery of various items.

We are always accepting volunteers for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Serve.

Thrift Store:

  • Cashiers: Monday 10:00AM to 4:00 PM, Thursday 10: 00AM to 4:00PM, and Saturday 10:00AM – 5:00 PM
  • Also available on Sat. are AM shift from 10:00 – 2:00 and 2:00-5:00
  • Clothes Runners  (help put out clothes in the clothing room):  Mondays  10:00AM – 4:00PM,            Thursdays  10:00AM – 4:00PM, and Saturday 10:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Cart Runners (putting merchandise from carts onto the sales floor): Mondays 10:00AM – 4:00PM, Thursdays 10:00AM – 4:00PM, and Saturdays 10:00AM – 3:00 PM.

Monday to Saturday 9AM to 3PM
Drivers: Volunteer drivers are needed Monday through Saturday for assistance with the Food Bank, Thrift Store and Backpack program regarding pickup and delivery of various items.

H.O.P.E. Backpack Program & Warm Coats For Kids:

Backpack Program:

Monday and Tuesday 9:30AM to 11:30AM
Filling Packs:
Volunteers go down an assembly line filling bags of food for kids to put into their backpacks at school which allows them to have food over the weekend. During the summer they fill bags that will help feed the child for the entire week.

Stocking: Volunteers assist with receiving food orders and getting them to their designated areas. Must be able to lift 30lbs independently.

Alternate Wednesdays 10:30AM to 12:30PM
Sorting Inventory: 1 volunteer needed. This volunteer helps sort the food orders that have come in into their crates awaiting a place on the assembly line.

Warm Coats For Kids:

Volunteer Call to Action

Come and join our Warm Coats for Kids volunteer team during our 2019/2020 winter season. This year, we have exciting new changes in hopes of reaching as many kids as possible. Not only will we be hosting a “Weekly Shop” at the Stanwood Senior Center from October through December, but this year we’re mobile!  In a joint venture with the Stanwood Senior Center we have at our disposal a “little red bus” to take our coats to the kids. We are loading our bus with coats and volunteers to travel to schools and community events where families can come aboard and shop for coats. We have also been invited to several resource fairs at local schools in September so we’re going to need additional help minding our booth. Let us know if you’re interested in manning a booth, working at the “Weekly Shop” or aiding in our mobile warm coat express! Dates and times to be determined and released beginning in August to give you plenty of time to fit us in to your busy schedule. I look forward to meeting you!

Sincerely,

Dian Shortt, Warm Coats For Kids Coordinator

Monday to Saturday 8AM to 2PM
Drivers: Volunteer drivers are needed Monday through Saturday for assistance with the Food Bank, Thrift Store and Backpack program regarding pickup and delivery of various items.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What days do you need volunteers?

See above open positions for days needed.

Can I work just a few hours?

Absolutely! We will work with your schedule as needed.

Do I need to stand my entire shift?

We have several positions we’re you can either sit or stand.

Where do you get the food from?

We receive food several different ways. We have drivers that go out and do a “Grocery Rescue” from partners in our community. We also have volunteers that participate in A Simple Gesture donations – drivers go directly to a donor’s door and pick up food off their porch every other month. We have local farms that donate, grants that have been awarded, organizations that hold food drives such as the Postal Food Drive. We also have private donors that drop off food to us, and to make sure our clients have the staples they need we purchase items i.e. milk & protein.

What days/ hours are volunteers most needed?

At the Food Bank: Thursday from 9AM to 1PM & Saturday from 9AM to 1PM.
At the Thrift Store: Monday to Saturday 10AM to 4PM.
For the Backpack Program: Monday & Tuesday from 9:30AM to 11:30AM on alternate Wednesdays 10:30AM to 12:30PM.

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Simply fill-up and submit the form below to submit your volunteer application.

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