Be part of the solution – help feed your neighbors in need

We always need more help! It’s only because of caring and generous people like you that we’re able to serve nutritious food to well over half a million people each year in Pierce County. Volunteers are needed every day except Sunday.

Volunteer Up

The first step to becoming a Nourish Pierce County volunteer is to create a volunteer account on Volunteer Up and register for an upcoming orientation. Orientations are held three times a month. Please select an orientation date and time that works for you!

Orientation will last about 45 minutes – we will look at what Nourish Pierce County does for the community, our mission, and how our volunteers help feed neighbors in need.  At the orientation we will schedule your first volunteer shift and fill out an application. This application includes a background check.

Current Volunteers, sign in to Volunteer Up to schedule shifts, update your profile, and get news about Nourish Pierce County. If you need your username or password, call the office at 253-383-3164.

On food distribution days – volunteers may greet and check in clients, accompany clients through the food  bank as they shop, restock shelves, help clients load groceries and return shopping carts to the food bank.

On preparation days – volunteers may sort food products, repackage bulk foods into smaller portions for distribution, restock shelves and break down boxes. Some volunteers assist with picking up food from local grocery stores and other locations, or receiving food deliveries and unloading delivery trucks.

Youth volunteers give so much to our organization. At all Nourish locations, volunteers must be 16 or older to volunteer on their own. Children under the age of 16 can volunteer too, but they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the entirety of the volunteer shift.

Orientations are held 3 times a Month

Nourish Graham/South Hill – 1st Tuesday of the month at 4:00pm

Nourish Edgewood – 3rd Saturday of the month at 10:00am

Nourish Lakes – 4th Wednesday of the month at 10:00am

Volunteer Groups

To help us plan for your group and set up a volunteering project please email Haley at for a calendar of opportunities. Please select a team leader – a champion – someone who can be the point person for your group. After we’ve confirmed a date and time, each member of your group will need to create their own profile on Volunteer UP