Volunteer FAQ's

We’re still open! In response to Gov. Inslee’s most recent announcement, we’ve made additional adjustments to our already strict safety measures.

  1. Starting on Monday, November 1 all volunteers and staff must be fully vaccinated - proof will be required!
  2. Health check in and handwashing for everyone who enters the building
  3. Disposable masks required for all staff, volunteers, and offered to shoppers. No one can enter the building without a mask..
  4. Volunteers will be limited to ensure that the building stays within current CDC/King Co. guidelines
  5. Staff will be utilizing alternate work spaces to ensure greater social distancing.

Updated October 2021

Q. Can I drop in at the food bank to volunteer?
A. No, everyone must be pre-registered to sign up, as we are strictly limiting the numbers of volunteers in the building

Q. How are volunteers managing social distancing in such a small space?
A. We are limiting the number of volunteers for every shift and spreading out the work around the building

Q. What if I've recently traveled outside the state?
A.  Please refer to our Safety & Travel Policy

Q. What is the age requirement to volunteer
A. The minimum age of volunteering is 16. High schoolers aged 16 or 17 must be accompanied by an adult who is also registered to volunteer.

Q. I need volunteer hours, how do I do that?
A. Contact Lisa BEFORE signing up to volunteer.  Due to our social distancing/cross contamination protocols, we can’t guarantee that all hours can be completed at IFCB.  We recommend spreading volunteer hours across a number of organizations.  Some of our community partners are needing volunteers, we recommend contacting Griffin at the Catholic Community Services Meals Program GriffinC@ccsww.org and Linda at Eastside Friends of Seniors Lindaw@eastsidefriendsofseniors.org , both organizations are looking for volunteers

Q. I need a record/certificate/letter, for court/employer/school, is this possible?
A. Yes, please contact Lisa BEFORE signing up to volunteer. At least one weeks’ notice is required to produce a signed record and accompanying letter/reference

Q. Can I volunteer as a driver?
A. Yes please! We need more drivers, these opportunities are usually Monday - Friday mornings, some Wednesday afternoons (please send your availability/size of vehicle etc.).  

Q. I can’t leave the house but I want to volunteer, is there anything I can do to help?
A. Yes, please share our wish list/volunteer sign up with family and friends.  I also have a recipe project that can be done at home. Email Lisa for more details.