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Special Events

Do you want to help us raise funds in a fun way? Do you want to gather food, school supplies, or toys for families and children in need? These are great opportunities for you, your family, your club, sports team, or work group to come out and feel good about giving back.

North Pole On The Ridge

Illumination Learning Studio | 7720 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98103
Toy & Food Drive to support the Bitter Lake Food Pantry!

North Pole on the Ridge is a magical event that allows children to donate a toy, food or funds to VOAWW Bitter Lake Food Pantry and enjoy holiday fun. Volunteers will help collect food, toy and fund donations. Volunteers will also talk about our food bank and help with fun activities such a hot cocoa station, "Selfies with Santa" and other activities. Volunteers are expected to arrive on site by 9:15 am to help set up. The event is located at Illumination Station at 7720 Greenwood Ave N # 101, Seattle, WA 98103 on December 17th from 10-1 pm. Click on the link below to sign up!

December 17th | 9:15 am - 1:00 pm


Help stuff-a-bus for families in need during the holidays. VOAWW partners with Everett Transit and Community Transit to fill an entire bus full of toys and food for the holidays, and we can't do it without your help!

Donate Here

Fred Meyers: 12906 Bothell Everett Hwy, Everett, WA 98208

Monroe Fred Meyers: 18805 State Route 2, Monroe, WA 98272

Volunteer at Santa's Workshop

Come join in the fun and help families in need pick out gift at Santa's Workshop this year! This year it will be held on first floor of Saparto building click on dates below to sign up.

Set up and decorating will be going on throughout the week of December 11-16th, email if you would like to help with festivities.

Sign-ups are now open online!!!!

December 16th from 10a-2p or 2p-6p

December 17th from 10a-2p or 2p-6p

December 18th from 10a-2p or 2p-6p

December 19th from 10a-2p or 2p-6p

December 20th from 10a-2p or 2p-6p

Community Volunteer Nights

Whether it's just you and your sibling, niece or nephew, or with your kids, family-friendly volunteer opportunities provides families a way to positively impact their local community while spending quality time together and strengthening communication and bonds between parents and kids. Families can volunteer at our monthly family-friendly volunteer projects, or hold a food drive on their own.
You do not have to go through volunteer orientation to participate in one of these events. Space is limited so please click on a date below to RSVP for an upcoming Community Volunteer Night.

*Please note: These are not drop-off events. If your child is under the age of 14, there must be a parent or guardian present to volunteer with them. If your child is 14-17 and wants to volunteer alone, you must send them with a Parental Consent Form. Thank you!

Everett Food Bank Community Volunteer Night

Sort food donations and repackage bulk food. Bring a canned food donation with you to kick off this event!
1230 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201

Thursday, November 17th | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday, December 15th | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Group Volunteers

Whether you're looking for a team-building opportunity for your workplace, church, school, or club, we want your support! We frequently use groups at our Everett Food Bank on Thursdays & Fridays. We also have a wide variety of special events for groups. Please contact the food bank at 425-259-3191 so that we can discuss your options. Some restrictions (day/time/location) may apply.


Work as a team to sort through food drive donations, checking for expiration dates, and other helpful activities. We can accommodate a group size up to 15.
1230 Broadway, Everett 98201

Saturday, November 19th: 11 am - 1 pm

Saturday, December 17th: 11 am - 1 pm