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In response to the arrival of COVID-19 in our community, and in an effort to reduce transmission of the Coronavirus, Hopelink has temporarily closed public access to all Centers, a closure which extends to volunteers. At this time we are asking all volunteers to stay home. We appreciate your commitment to this community and we can’t wait to work with you again once the public health crisis has abated. Meanwhile, if you want to help Hopelink during this challenging time, click here.
Last year, 4,034 volunteers donated 63,037 hours to help our community. Please join us!
Age requirements: Adult guardian/chaperone(s) are required for volunteers ages 7-15. The minimum age to volunteer is 7 years old and some jobs may require volunteers to be at least 16 or 18.
Please contact the Volunteer Program with any questions regarding individual or community service volunteering, firstname.lastname@example.org or (425)869-6066.
A minimum of 20 hours commitment (even if the court mandate or school requirement is less) and a minimum 3 month commitment. Confirmation of service hours will not be provided until you complete 20 hours.
Ready to volunteer?
Fill out our online volunteer application, once we have processed your background check we will invite you to attend a volunteer orientation.
Are you part of a group (5-20 volunteers) looking for one-time opportunities? Please contact us for more information, email@example.com or (425)869-2440.
Age requirement: All groups with volunteers 15 and under must have at least two adults with them, regardless of their size. The minimum age to volunteer is 7 years old.
Hopelink Harvest is the hub of Hopelink’s efforts to increase access to healthy food. Through partnerships with local farms, farmers markets, community gardens, and individual growers, the Hopelink Harvest program collects donations of surplus produce for distribution at Hopelink food banks. Together, we are growing a healthier community for everyone!
The United States Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as “limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways.” In Washington, 14.6 percent of households experienced food insecurity, with 6.1 percent of households falling within the “very low food security” category. Food insecurity is associated with poor dietary intake among seniors and younger adults, and has a variety of negative impacts, particularly related to health and the ability for children to learn in school. By providing a consistent and direct source of fresh and locally grown produce, the Hopelink Harvest program is a critical component of ensuring that all members of our community have access to healthy food.
Volunteers have fun and learn about food and farming while serving their community.