Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers make our mission possible.

Since 2007, volunteers have played central roles in fulfilling our mission to restore hope, dignity and stability to people in need.

There are many ways to help—both here and in the community. 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.

Hands-on Service at
NW Furniture Bank

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.

Individual Opportunities

Flexible and meaningful opportunities are available. Individual volunteers assist during all hours of operation — Tuesday through Saturday. There are no Sunday shifts. Select from a variety of roles and offer your talents and skills.

  • Shoppers (Shifts available Tuesday-Saturday 10AM – 1PM)
  • Retail Assistants in Hope Furnishings Retail Store (Shifts available Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday – PM shifts)
  • Donation Sorter (Shifts available Tuesday-Saturday – PM shifts)
  • Furniture Assemblers – no experience needed (Tacoma location only; Shifts available Tuesday – Thursday AM) *No Current Openings*
  • Special Events

Not all volunteer roles are offered at both locations.

Group Opportunities

You and your colleagues, neighbors, and friends can immediately impact a family in need. 

Build IKEA Furniture – Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Tacoma Only)

Perfect for groups including sports teams, corporate team building, church service groups! Join us in our fully equipped build shop to assemble boxed IKEA furniture. IKEA generously donates an assortment of boxed furniture items to NW Furniture Bank. Build groups are essential to our mission; the time and labor donated by build groups allows NW Furniture Bank to offer brand new and keeps our warehouse stocked for the over 140 families who will shop with us each month.

Double your impact by hosting an Essentials Drive! Collected items and individual donations can be brought in on your scheduled build date. More details regarding Essentials Drives below. 

Special Projects

We run into projects at NW Furniture Bank that we could use some extra help with such as sorting large scale donations or even property maintanance. When appropriate we offer these project opportunities to groups.

Please connect with our Community Engagement Department for current special projects.

Host an Essential Drive – Offsite Opportunity

Where? At your workplace, school, church and in your community. Kid and family friendly!

You can help ensure that families shopping with us have access to bedding, towels, dishes, cookware and other household essentials by hosting an Essentials Drive. Each week our housewares section is accessed by over 40 households – that’s a lot of sheets, towels, silverware and more needed to keep our shelves stocked! Hosting an Essentials Drive is an easy, impactful, and flexible option to contribute to our mission. Contact our Community Engagement Department to coordinate a drive, and click here for Essentials Drive Toolkit.

Critical Needs: Towels, sheets (especially fitted, all sizes except king), cooking utensils, silverware, dishes, pots & pans

New and gently used items are accepted. Collected items must meet NW Furniture Bank standards. See a complete list of accepted items here. 

Contact our Community Engagement Department: