Question: What types of things can you do at the mission? 

Answer:  We have so many unique ways to serve, but below are some of our most common volunteer opportunities:

  • Daily lunch and dinner service (Monday-Saturday)
  • Women and men’s clothing distribution (Tuesday and Thursday)
  • Drive By Fooding outreach in City Hall Park (January-October)
  • Teaching pastors for our LifeChange Recovery Program
  • Administrative help (During office hours - TBD with your schedule)
  • Licensed barbers and cosmetologists to cut hair
  • Special events and holiday meal service
  • Donation Drives - blankets, backpacks, umbrellas, socks, new underwear and toiletries are some of the most asked-for items! 


Question: What is the time commitment?

Answer: 1-3 hours, depending on the type of activity


Question: What are the age requirements?

Answer: We require all volunteers to be a minimum age of 14 years with parental supervision.


Question: Can my church, company, roller derby league or scout club volunteer?

Answer: Yes! We love connecting with community groups. Click here are some more details.


Question: Do I need to reserve a spot ahead of time?

Answer: Yes! Being a smaller facility, it is important that we have advance notice, so we can be sure to include everyone. Register first and our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you!


Question: What do I need to wear or bring?

Answer: Dress comfortably and modestly. Due to Public Health regulations and concerns, no shorts or open-toed shoes are permitted in the kitchen area. Each volunteer is required to fill out a Liability Release Form, which will be given to you ahead of time by our Volunteer Coordinator or on your day of service.


Question: What can I expect?

Answer: From point of contact to day of service, you will be greeted warmly and given instruction for your tasks. We are so grateful for you!


Question: Where do I park?

Answer: Street or pay lot parking. Street parking is free on holidays and after 6pm Monday-Saturday.  Pay lots are located on 1st AvenueOccidental and Washington Street, and the iconic "sinking ship" parking garage on Yesler Way.


Question: Who do I call if I have questions?

Answer: Please contact us via email or phone at 206.682.3579 x101.