Become a Volunteer!

The first step to become a volunteer at Teen Feed is attending our Teen Feed Volunteer Orientation.

Teen Feed Volunteer Orientation
*NEW* Second Wednesday of every month, 5:30 – 6:30pm at
University Congregational Church at 4515 16th Ave NE.
Please RSVP to

– Wednesday, April 8th
Wednesday, May 13th
- Wednesday, June 10th

– Advocate Volunteers
– Meal Team Volunteers
– Ally Volunteers
– Day of Caring Volunteers
– Administrative Volunteers
– Other

MEAL TEAM Volunteers
Meal teams consist of five-15 people aged 10 years and older, who provide and serve a hot, nutritious meals to youth at the Teen Meal Program. Meal Team Members provide food, prepare, and serve the meals, and clean the kitchen. Meal service is available in the University District (seven days a week), Auburn (Wednesday, Friday) or Rainier Beach (Thursdays).Teen Feed serves 40-70 youth each night in the University District and 20-35 youth each night in the Auburn and Rainier Beach locations. Meal cost averages range from $125 to $225, depending on location. Corporate groups looking for team-building activities and social or civic groups make great meal teams!

REQUIREMENTS: Meal Team participation, on a one-time or recurring basis, is subject to availability. Requirements include a completed Volunteer Orientation (Meal Team lead only), Confidentiality Agreement and Meal Team Application. For more information, please reach

ADVOCATE Volunteers
Advocate volunteers are responsible adults over 18 years of age, who provide consistency and relationship during the Teen Feed meal. Advocate volunteers are present during the Teen Feed meal, building connections with youth and support coordination staff. Advocate volunteers receive special training and will be assigned an experienced Advocate volunteer mentor.

REQUIREMENTS: Two hours, one day a week for a minimum of six months of service. Requirements include a completed Volunteer Orientation, Advocate Application, Confidentiality Agreement, and Washington State Patrol background check. For more information, please reach

ALLY Volunteers (ages 18 & under):
The Ally volunteer position is ideal for middle or high school students or any person who is 18 years of age or less who wants to provide assistance at Teen Feed. The Ally volunteer assists with organization, set-up, and break-down of the basic needs closet, guest registration, or help the food team with meal preparation, serving, and clean-up. Ally volunteers can serve individually, with a fellow Ally, or with a parent.

REQUIREMENTS: Two hours, one day a week. Minimum of six months of service. Requirements include a Volunteer Orientation, Confidentiality Agreement,  and a completed Ally Application. For more information, please reach


Help keep our meal team sites sparkling clean for our meal teams and Teen Feed guests. Great for large group of volunteers and short term projects! To learn more, please reach

Do you have an idea for volunteering or a special skill set that doesn’t fit any of these above descriptions? We’re always looking for more creative ways for the community to be involved. Email the Teen Feed team at and let us know!

Please note: We cannot accept community service volunteers at this time.