Help people move out of poverty

At Byrd Barr Place, we provide structured opportunities for volunteers to contribute in meaningful and gratifying ways. We base volunteer relationships on shared expectations, and are respectful of volunteers’ time and commitments.

How to Apply

Please fill out our online volunteer application, once it is submitted and reviewed we will invite you to attend a volunteer orientation to learn about our services and meet our community. We will review volunteer policies and procedures and ask you to sign a confidentiality agreement.

Apply Online

To learn more about volunteering and other ways to support the food bank, please contact our food bank coordinator Atiyeh Assaf at or 206-812-4961.

Open Volunteer Positions

Food Bank Home Delivery Assistant

Group Volunteers

Groups from throughout Western Washington 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.

Other Ways to Get Involved


Make a gift today that helps provide essential services for our neighbors to build stability in their lives. See all ways to donate >


Educate yourself and others about barriers to equitable opportunity and about policies and initiatives to address them. Learn more >


When you vote, you make a difference for you, for your family and for our community. Learn how >

Join Our Team

Our staff shares a passion for helping our community thrive. Learn more about our supportive, diverse workplace >

Byrd Barr Place is a United Way of King County Volunteer Impact Program.

“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.”

Byrd Barr Place client