Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities | Hopelink

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Last year, 4,034 volunteers donated 63,037 hours to help people our community. Please join us!

Hopelink volunteers have the opportunity to assist in the following programs.  Most volunteer opportunities occur Monday-Friday during regular business hours. 

Adult Education Volunteers work in a variety of roles in our ESL (English as a Second Language) and GED (high school equivalency) programs. Our ESL program is called English for Work. Students learn job skills while learning English. Our GED program prepares students to pass the Science, Social Studies, Math, and Reasoning through Language Arts exams.

Volunteers have the opportunity to serve in the following roles:

  • Grading-support tutors for the online portions of our ESL classes
  • Family support volunteers who work with kids while parents are studying
  • One-on-one tutors for math, reading, and writing
  • One-on-one advisers who help students set education and career goals and develop resumes
  • Mock interviewers who help students prepare for employment
  • Orientation/Testing volunteers who help students register for classes, identify learning needs and strengths, and learn about pathways to college and careers
  • Outreach volunteers to set up tables in local stores or at community events to pass out program flyers
  • Provide administrative assistance for our Adult Education staff.
Requirements:
  • Phone screen, face-to-face interview and training are required
  • Commitment: 6 months

 

Sort donations, hang clothes, maintain display racks and keep area organized.

This position works out of the Carnation/Sno-Valley Hopelink Center.

 

Pick up food from grocery stores weekday mornings and deliver to food banks.

Requirements:
  • Able to lift at least 25 lbs.
  • 18+ with valid WA state driver's license and insurance.
  • Food Worker's certification preferred
  • Commitment: 6 months, weekly

 

Refer callers, greet walk-in guests, type, and computer data-entry.

Requirements:
  • Must be 18+
  • Fluent in reading, writing and spoken English
  • Bilingual skills desired
  • Screening interview and pre-service training required.
  • Commitment: 6 months, 4-5 hours/week

 

  • Check clients in and out
  • Receive, sort, and stock food donations
  • Greet donors and provide receipts when needed
  • Clean up and organize food bank as needed
Requirements:
  • Must be age 12+ and supervised by an adult if under 16.
  • Age 7-11 may volunteer behind the scenes sorting donations, as well as other various tasks.
  • Able to lift 25 lbs.
  • Commitment: 3 months

Strong individuals who possess the ability to move heavy cases and crates of food are always needed.

 

Deliver food to home-bound clients.

Requirements:
  • Able to lift at least 25 lbs.
  • 18+ with valid WA state driver's license and insurance.
  • Food Worker's certification preferred
  • Commitment: 6 months

 

Help make sure our clients are receiving and eating healthy and nutritious food by:

  • Joining us in the fields of local farms to harvest fresh produce for our food banks.
  • Helping out in our onsite vegetable gardens.
  • Demonstrating healthy recipes using common food bank items.

 

  • Provide childcare during monthly community meetings, as well as enrichment opportunities and supervision for children in Duvall Hopelink Housing.
  • Provide supervision and tutoring for after-school homework help at our housing sites.
  • Deliver and assembler furniture and other household items for residents.
Requirements:
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Commitment: 6 months
  • Valid Driver's License

 

Get people in King County moving! We empower people to change their lives by facilitating access to the community. Come teach, learn, and experience what mobility means to the folks in your neighborhood.

Our Programs:
  • Getting Around Puget Sound: These volunteers provide free one-on-one transportation assistance in community centers, libraries, events, and gathering places.
  • Mobilize: Public Transit Orientation: Free, guided excursions on public transit for groups unfamiliar with the transportation system. Volunteers help eliminate the “fear factor” and grow the clients’ confidence.

 

Assist Hopelink in our Fundraising and Community events:

  • Reaching Out Luncheon in October
  • Turkey Trot in November
  • Gift Rooms in December