Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Northwest Harvest!


(If you have previously filled out this application and are just interested in scheduling another shift, please do not fill this out again. Instead, please email volunteer@northwestharvest.org.)


Once you complete the form, click the "Continue" button at the bottom and then you'll hear from a member of our team regarding scheduling.


A successful submission of your application is not a confirmation of a scheduled shift. All shifts must be reserved in advance and drop-in's are not permitted. Please note: Volunteers must be at least 9 years old or in 3rd grade. In addition, Northwest Harvest cannot provide court-related community service.


Your Group


Contact Person


Day-of Group Leader


Group Information

Please provide the specifics about your group, including the group size.


PLEASE DO NOT ENTER A RANGE OF NUMBERS IN THE "NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS" BOX OR THE FIELD WILL DEFAULT TO 0. Please enter the largest number you are expecting and provide more details below.



Minimum Volunteer Age - 9 Years or 3rd Grade

Our minimum volunteer age is 9 years old or 3rd grade. We do not have projects for younger volunteers.



Larger Service Day Event?


Schedule & Availability

Please check all days and times you are available to volunteer and estimate the number of service hours you would be willing to work per day, per week, per month or overall.


Please note: THE CHERRY STREET FOOD BANK IN SEATTLE IS NOT OPEN ON SATURDAYS OR EVENINGS.



Preferred Assignment & Location

Please select the assignments and/or the locations where you would prefer to volunteer. For details of the types of tasks and the days and times on which they are performed please see our volunteer page on our web site. If you wish to volunteer at a specific Special Event please give the name of the event.




Email Preferences

We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email, however will not send you any email you prefer not to receive. Use the check boxes below to select the kinds of email you would like to receive from us.



Service Reporting

PLEASE NOTE: NORTHWEST HARVEST CANNOT ACCEPT VOLUNTEERS PERFORMING COURT-RELATED COMMUNITY SERVICE.

We can provide verification for work or school purposes, but we cannot provide community service for any court-related situation.



How Did You Choose Northwest Harvest?

Please tell us how you heard of Northwest Harvest.



Volunteer Code of Conduct

To assure orderly operations and to provide the best possible volunteer experience, Northwest Harvest asks and expects volunteers to follow rules of conduct that will protect the comfort and safety of all volunteers, employees, clients, and visitors.


Our mission is leading the fight for hungry people statewide to have access to nutritious food while respecting their dignity and promoting good health. Our vision is ending hunger in Washington.


I agree to:

• Treat clients, other volunteers, visitors, and Northwest Harvest staff with kindness and respect.

• Follow all instructions of the Northwest Harvest staff and abide by all posted rules and policies.

• Wear closed-toed shoes at all times while at our warehouses or food bank.

• Inform Northwest Harvest staff immediately if any type of safety issues arises.

• Let the Northwest Harvest staff know if I am unable to work my scheduled shift.

• (If applicable) Supervise closely any youth who I am chaperoning.


If I am volunteering at our food bank, I agree to not offer legal or medical advice to clients, and I agree to not accept personal gifts, food, beverages, favors, services or loans from clients.


Northwest Harvest Nondiscrimination Statement

It is Northwest Harvest’s policy to provide an environment that is free of harassment of any kind, including that which is based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to Northwest Harvest employees, clients, donors, and volunteers alike, and shall be enforced.


Thank you for giving your time to Northwest Harvest! We deeply appreciate you partnering with us to help end hunger in Washington!


By checking the box, I attest that I have read and agree to the above, and if I am a group leader, I am agreeing on behalf of my group members as well.