Thank you for volunteering! Please browse our list of current volunteer opportunities below. To volunteer for any of these positions and others, please fill out the general volunteer form on our volunteer page.
(list updated August 10, 2020)
Bellingham Food Bank
Truck Unloaders and Vehicle Loaders
Sort and load food boxes into volunteer vehicles for home delivery.
Fridays, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Drivers with Vehicle
Receive food boxes and route at staging location, deliver along routes varying from 10 to 60 miles.
Fridays, 9:30 a.m. – route is finished (usually noon)
Salvation Army Food Bank
Food Bank Stocker
Prepare food boxes for drive-up service.
Mondays 9:00 a.m. – noon
Tuesdays/Thursdays 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. – noon and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Drive Through Staff
Load prepared boxes of food for drive-up visitors.
Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
COVID-19 Testing Assistance
COVID-19 Testing Access Scheduler
Answer a designated phone line and register people for COVID-19 testing using an online registration system. Schedule callers for low-barrier mobile testing at a specific date, time, and location following a prescribed script. Triage calls using information prepared by the Health Department to prioritize testing for those with immediate needs. Location is on site at the Health Department, 1500 N. State Street in Bellingham at a physically-distanced work station. Multi-language is preferred but not required. Spanish or Ukrainian are the identified languages from the Health Department.
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Shift 1: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Sift 2: 12:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Mobile Testing Check-In Assistant
Check in clients arriving for pre-scheduled appointments on site at the mobile COVID-19 testing site in Bellingham.
Mondays and Saturdays
Shift 1: 8:00 a.m. – noon
Shift 2: 12:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Whatcom Unified Command Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
Front Desk Staff
Register entering and exiting staff, provide ID badges as needed, receive incoming paperwork, give materials to new volunteers, and communicate with warehouse staff. Check temperature and conduct brief health survey for each person entering the facility.
Weekdays 3 shifts: 8:00 – 11:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., 2:00-4:00 p.m.