Group Volunteering

Excellent group/team building opportunities.

If you find one that’s right for you, contact us: 206.787.1585 or volunteer@farestart.org.

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 Current Opportunities:

FareStart Restaurant Detail

Help keep our restaurant looking its best and create the best training environment for our students. Groups help detail the restaurant to ensure we always put our best foot forward with our customers.

Dates/Times:  Open to your group’s availability (except Thursdays) after 3 p.m. Group Size: Between 5 and 20 volunteers.

Community Meals Hallway Detail

Our basement kitchen turns out 800-1,000 shelter meals each day and sometimes it needs little extra TLC to keep it spick and span.

Dates/Times: Open to your group’s availability after 1 p.m. Group Size: Between 5 and 20 people.

Classroom and Computer Lab Detail

Help create the best training environment for our students by giving the classrooms and computer lab some extra TLC. Your group will help with dusting, washing, sweeping and mopping to keep our space looking its best for the students.

Dates/Times: Open to your group’s availability. Plan on 1-2 hours depending on group size. Group Size: Between 5 and 15 volunteers.

Detail Café @ 2100 or Café @ Pacific Tower

Our Cafés at The 2100 Building in Rainier Valley and Pacific Tower on Beacon Hill are vital components of our Youth Barista Training and Education Program as well as the Youth Culinary Program. Help keep our cafés looking their best, and help create the best training environment for our students. Your group will help detail one of the cafés to ensure we always put our best foot forward with customers.

Dates/Times: Open to your group’s availability. Fridays after 4 p.m. Group Size: Between 5 and 20 people (kids welcome!)

Community Dinner 

On the first Wednesday of the month our Adult Culinary students help to prepare a free dinner for the FareStart community which includes students, graduates, volunteers, supporters and staff. Each month we have between 5-10 volunteers from a community group or company help support the community dinner. The volunteers for the night also chip in 5-7 door prizes that are awarded out to students/graduates via a raffle ticket provided to each student when they arrive. This is a great way to experience the FareStart community and have a fun time with your team. 

Dates/Times: First Wednesday of the month from 4:30-7:30 PM. Group Size: between 5-10 adults

 

Kitchen Prep

Help our chef instructors and students prepare shelter meals in the FareStart Community Meals kitchen. No experience required, but you will learn more than you thought possible about cutting and preparing food of all sorts! A great opportunity for hands-on volunteer work.

Dates/Times: Saturday, Sunday and Holidays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Group Size: Up to 10 people.

School Meals Kitchen Prep

Help our staff chef instructors and students prepare school meals in the FareStart kitchen at Pacific Tower. No experience required, but you will learn more than you thought possible about cutting food of all sorts! A great opportunity for hands-on volunteer work.

Date/Time: Monday through Friday. Shift can be either 8 a.m. to 12 noon or 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Group size: Up to 5 people.

Volunteer Orientation Video