NW Furniture Bank Needs Your Help All donations welcome

Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteers are what keep the engine running. Everything volunteers do at NW Furniture Bank impacts our ability to efficiently and effectively serve families in need. Since 2007, volunteers have played central roles in fulfilling the NWFB mission to furnish hope to people in need. It is our goal that you and your group have a meaningful and rewarding experience at the NWFB. There are many ways to help—both here and in the community. Take action and impact your local community today!

Apply your unique abilities and talents in a volunteer role that will improve the lives of people who are transitioning out of homelessness and poverty.

I Want To Volunteer  Volunteer Opportunities

Hands-on Service At The New Furniture Bank

Individual Opportunities

Come in once a week or a couple of times a month. Flexible and meaningful opportunities are available. Individual volunteers assist during all hours of operation—Tuesday through Saturday. There are no Monday, Sunday or evening shifts. Select from a variety of departments and offer your talents and skills.

  • Shopping Assistance
  • Greeting and assisting customers at Hope Furnishings Retail Store
  • Product Sorters
  • Furniture Assemblers (no experience needed)
  • Electrical Testing and Repair
  • Warehouse Assistance
  • Transportation Team
  • Special Events
  • Cleaning and general housekeeping

New volunteers attend a 30-minute introduction tour prior to their first day of service to learn more about the needs, programs, and opportunities. Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older. A minimum of service once a month is required.

Group Opportunities

You and your colleagues, neighbors, and friends can immediately impact a family in need. The NWFB needs your help with the following projects:

  • Assemble Ikea Furniture (info below)
  • Host an Essentials Drive (info below)
  • Prove general warehouse assisance
  • Load and unload trucks
Projects are 3 - 4 hours in length and take place Tuesday through Friday 1pm - 4 pm and on Saturday from 9am to 1pm. There are no evening or Sunday opportunities. Groups of 5 to 20 are invited to lend a hand, and they must be scheduled in advance. All opportunities take place in a warehouse setting. Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older with or without an adult.

                                                                    Build IKEA Furniture

Come join in the fun it’s a terrific team-building activity! Ikea generously donates furniture to NW Furniture Bank for those who have no furniture. We have hundreds of boxes waiting to be assembled.  All volunteers must be 14 years of age or older to build. Those under 18 must come with adults.

  • All necessary tools and directions provided
  • No experience required!

Host an Essential Drive

WHERE: At Your Workplace, School, Church and in your community. KID AND FAMILY-FRIENDLY!

Demand for donations continues to rise! Without adequate inventory on the shelves from the community, we cannot help families in need. To serve over 30 households each week we need donations! Can your group host an Essentials Drive? We make it easy and fun for your team to make a BIG IMPACT ON A FAMILY! Contact the NWFB to schedule a program tour, pick your collection items, and determine logistics. New and gently used items are accepted.

Items especially needed include:                                                                                                            Towels, sheets (all sizes except king), cooking utensils, silverware, dishes, pots & pans

   Contact volunteer@nwfurniturebank.org or  253.302.3868 x6