Our work depends on people like you offering their time and talent.

Even our volunteer programs were designed by volunteers to offer great opportunities to make a real difference

Events, like Guest Chef Night and our annual fundraising gala, are almost entirely run by dedicated volunteers.

Seattle’s finest business leaders volunteer on Strategic Advisory teams to help guide our most critical work.


We have many long- and short-term opportunities that are tailored so that you (and even a couple of friends) can donate your time and talent.

Individual opportunities


Our group programs offer a way for you and your colleagues to come together for a day of team building and doing something truly meaningful.

Group Opportunities

Critical needs:

These are some jobs we could use help with today!

Help with our 2016 Community Dinner (Group Opportunity)

Host a “personal necessities” drive for our students

Two rules:

  1. Unfortunately, we cannot accept volunteers under 18 on site, nor can we accept court-ordered community service volunteers at this time.
  2. Please sign up before you show up. So we can best use your talent and time, it is important to sign up with us before you arrive (we would hate to turn you away). Here are the ways to get started:

• You can attend a short info session (Mondays, 4:00 PM, at 7th & Virginia) by clicking here.

• Or you can contact our volunteer team by clicking here or call (206) 787-1585.

• Once you have attended the info session or spoken with our volunteer team, you can register online by clicking here.

Have more questions?

frequently asked questions

Watch our short orientation video.

Volunteer Orientation Video

Your contribution has a ripple effect

Volunteers take on a lot at FareStart, allowing us to put as many of our resources as possible toward transforming lives. 

Every dollar of revenue from our restaurants, cafes and catered events is rolled back into programs. 

Every hour of service FareStart volunteers provide makes our programs stronger and enriches the FareStart community.

Every grant allows us to build capacity and explore new ways we can make a difference.