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Lead Volunteer Position : Food Bank Sorting

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ORGANIZATION: North Helpline

  • 18 people are interested

North Helpline believes all deserve adequate food, housing, and respect. We assist our neighbors in obtaining basic needs that affirm their human dignity and worth. North Helpline provides critical human services to over 1,500 clients each week in an effort to reduce the impact of hunger and poverty in greater north Seattle.

North Helpline seeks a volunteer to take on the Lead Sorting Volunteer role. This role will offer a stepping stone for volunteers to gain greater responsibility and have an increased sense of the total food bank. This position will offer volunteers who might have an interest in moving into Food Banks or Non-Profits as a career a chance to gain practical experience and grow in the field

Responsibilities :

  • Monitor sorting tables to ensure best practices
  • Train new volunteers on sorting and warehouse practices
  • Ensure inspection of dates on all incoming items
  • Ensure proper food handling happens at all times
  • Keep a clean and sanitary work area
  • Build relationships with new volunteers to encourage their return


  • Volunteers should be scheduled for one (1) shift per week on a consistent basis with the ideal goal of a six month commitment
  • All volunteer leads are expected to have completed all trainings and to stay current on best practices.
  • Be organized and maintain attention to detail
  • Coordination and communication skills to facilitate working with team members
  • Comfortable working in a shared, fast-paced and dynamic work environment
  • Commitment to building an anti-racist organization

Physical Requirements

This position will require volunteers to be on their feet most of the time, the ability to work with three to four other individuals, to keep track of multiple projects at once and to respond to new information. Volunteers will need to bend and lift up to 20 lbs regularly. Noise levels in the warehouse are consistent with a grocery store. The warehouse is not temperature controlled and volunteers should dress for the weather.

Hiring Process / Timeline

  • For more information or to express interest in this position, please contact us at search@northhelpline.org . Please include "Volunteer Lead: Lead Sorting Volunteer" in the subject line of your email.

2 Shifts

  • 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM PST
    Monday to Saturday schedule (except Fridays)
  • 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM PST
    Friday Shift
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About North Helpline


12736 33rd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125, US

Mission Statement

We believe that all deserve adequate food, housing, and respect. We assist our neighbors in obtaining basic needs that affirm their human dignity and worth.


North Helpline is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1989 by concerned citizens, business leaders, service organizations, and local church members who saw their neighbors experiencing difficult times. Recognized by such organizations as the United Way, the Seattle Foundation, the City of Seattle, and the Greater Seattle Council of Churches. North Helpline provides a variety of emergency services to local residents; including a food bank, financial aid to prevent evictions and utility shut-offs, hygiene supplies, diapers and baby food; and referrals to other agencies that help residents get back on their feet.

We distribute food to our neighbors in North Seattle three times a week, keeping over 1,200 individuals fed. Our work would not be possible without the thousands of volunteer hours served here every year.


Homeless & Housing
Community, Homeless & Housing, Hunger


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts


12736 33rd Ave NESeattleSeattle, WA 98125



  • Group Facilitation
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • ideally 6 months

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