We all have something to contribute.

Byrd Barr Place’s volunteer program provides rewarding, structured, and supportive opportunities to those who desire to help people move out of poverty. Our volunteer program enables people to connect and contribute in meaningful and gratifying ways. Volunteer relationships are based on shared expectations. We are respectful of volunteers’ time and commitment and acknowledge your contributions.

“For some people volunteering is about giving back, but for Byrd Barr Place volunteers, it is their way of living. Our family really appreciates what they do every week to make services possible.”

Volunteer with Us

At Byrd Barr Place, volunteers can contribute your expertise in a variety of ways, including tax preparation, photography, translation services, case management, and more. We are a United Way of King County Volunteer Impact Program. We value our volunteers’ skills and look forward to hearing ideas on how to provide our clients with the very best service.


How to Apply

We invite you to attend a volunteer orientation to learn about Byrd Barr Place’s programs and services, go on a tour, and meet the Byrd Barr Place community. At the orientation, we will review volunteer policies and procedures and ask you to complete a volunteer application. To learn more about volunteering or to apply, please contact our food bank coordinators Simone Williams and James Nelson at volunteer@byrdbarr.place.


“It was so great to have the chance to serve the needs of Byrd Barr Place! Everyone from the group was very impressed with Byrd Barr Place and really enjoyed the experience.” – Downtown Cornerstone Church group


Brian Yeager





  • Food Bank In-Take Specialist
  • Food Bank Assistant



Groups from around the Western Washington area generously volunteer at Byrd Barr Place, including:

  • U.S. Trust, Bank of America
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Seattle University
  • Seattle Works
  • United Way
  • Boston Private Bank
  • Microsoft

We would love to host your group of family, friends, or co-workers!