Due to COVID-19 Pike Market Food Bank is currently only accepting individual volunteers on a limited, as-needed basis. We are not accepting groups of volunteers or one-time volunteering in order to best maintain and track the health of our staff, volunteers and clients. For questions or inquiries about volunteer openings, please email the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteers@pmsc-dtfb.org.


Support your Downtown Neighbors

Last year, volunteers served nearly 22,000 hours at the Food Bank and helped distribute more than 950,000 pounds of food. Come in on your own or with friends or co-workers;  we’d love to have your help working to end hunger in downtown Seattle.

Volunteer opportunities include preparing the distribution line and assisting shoppers with food, organizing our warehouse, collecting donated food from Market vendors and farmers markets, and delivering groceries to our homebound shoppers. So please wear comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes when you come in!


Signing Up

We accept volunteers Monday through Friday, specific hours vary by day

Monday 9am – 3pm

Tuesday 9am – 3pm

Wednesday 9am – 7pm

Thursday 9am – 3pm

Friday 9am – 2pm


On Your Own

Individual volunteers can come in and get started with an orientation by appointment. Please contact volunteers@pmfb.org to schedule in advance.


With A Group

Sign up for a work, school, or group volunteer shift here. 

Once you sign up for a spot, you will get an email confirmation and then all you need to do is show up!

Large Group Projects

Groups 15 or larger, please inquire about special accommodations at volunteers@pmsc-dtfb.org.


Volunteers Needed:

We value your help any time and the following times are when we need it most:

  • Our volunteer needs are changing regularly. Please contact us directly to inquire about our most up-to-date volunteer openings and needs.

Skill-Based Volunteering

We’d love to have volunteers with the following skills:

  • Bilingual, especially in Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Spanish, Russian and Arabic
  • Heavy lifting: Able to lift up to 50lbs

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