Adult Volunteer Opportunities


Food Bank

Fishline Volunteer/Food Bank Intake Greet walk-in guests, respectful hospitality and computer data-entry, morning or afternoon shifts.  Commitment: 6 months, 4 hours/week

Food Bank Donation Processing Sort and stock donations, greet donors, clean up and organize food bank, morning or afternoon shifts.  Commitment: 3 months, 4 hours/week

Grocery Rescue/Donation Pick-up food from T & C or Safeway grocery stores and deliver to food bank before 10 AM.  Commitment: 6 months, 4 hours/week


Project Happy Birthday Assist with upcoming birthdays for children under 18. Join and follow email instructions for appropriate gifts. Deliver unwrapped gifts by the due date to the front desk, to fulfill a child's birthday wishes.

Housewares Work behind the scenes organizing and preparing housewares for distribution in early mid-July.

Project Backpack Organizing and preparing school supplies for distribution in late August.

Book Nook Organizing and preparing books for distribution in mid-December.

Student Volunteer Opportunities

Food Bank Repacking and more  Rising freshman and high schoolers sort good from bad donations, lift, load and move boxes to stock shelves, clean up work zones. Opportunities: after school, winter break, mid-winter break, spring break and summer vacation.

Project Backpack Work behind the scenes in July and August, organizing and preparing school supplies for distribution.

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Helpline House Food Bank and Social Services of Bainbridge Island

Helpline House is a community non-profit agency providing an umbrella of social services striving to help our Bainbridge Island neighbors to meet essential needs.  Basic services are provided cost-free, regardless of income.  Needs are defined broadly and not always financial.  Any community member in crisis or in need of consultation is welcome. 

Need after hours or emergency services?


282 Knechtel Way NE

Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Business Hours

Weekdays 9 AM - 5 PM

Food Bank Hours

Weekdays (except Wed.)

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM


(206) 842.7621



(206) 842-9867

Helpline House has a policy of non-discrimination regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual preference, age, disability or veteran’s status, and is in compliance with all requirements of law and regulations with respect to employment, volunteer participation or service delivery.