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Volunteer

Sustainable Ballard is powered by 100% clean volunteer energy!

No matter your skill set, we have ways for you to get involved in our ongoing activities and special events. Your passion for contributing to the community is what matters most!  There are a few options: 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Ballard Tool Library needs a few volunteers to help us sort inventory

The Tool Library is temporarily closed for reorganization and we could use some help with that. We are reviewing all of our inventory to determine what to keep and what to sell or donate. We have roles for people who know tools well and people who want to learn. Email Maddie to sign up for a shift.

Free Letters Home seeks new project lead

The Free Letters Home project sets up tables at Ballard Locations once a month to offer low-income neighbors free stamps and cards so that they can keep in touch with family members throughout the year. We are seeking a person to lead this project. We will connect you with the locations and volunteers. You just make the arrangements. Contact Andrea for more information.

Join the Market Gleaning Team!  

We’re looking for new volunteers to help feed the community while adhering to our COVID-19 best practices. Volunteers can expect to help by collecting produce from the vendors, carrying boxes and sorting the collected food into containers at the Food Bank.  Gleaning takes place from 1:45pm to ~4pm on Sundays, beginning about 15 minutes before the end of the market. The time it takes depends on how much food we collect.  To learn more, email Jill with the subject line “New Gleaning Volunteer.”

Enjoy a meal and volunteer with Meals with Neighbors!

Join us to enjoy a hot, nutritious community meal! Every Sunday night at Ballard First Lutheran, join us for dinner; and every weekday morning breakfast at St. Luke’s. Want to help makes these meals possible? Volunteer to cook, serve, and clean up.  Want to learn about other ways to get involved, and support all our neighbors? Email Anya.

Join the Bakery Gleaning Team! 

Four times a week, the Sustainable Ballard Bakery Gleaning team delivers generous amounts of bread and pastries donated by Tall Grass Bakery and Cafe Besalu to the St. Luke’s Edible Hope program. St. Luke’s is able to distribute this to our hungry neighbors through their breakfast program.  Volunteers welcome!  Please have a car, and be available Monday or Tuesday afternoons, or Wednesdays or Sundays at 6pm. Contact Chris for more info.

Always Looking for New Knitters

Ballard Knitters produces scarves, hats and lap blankets for people experiencing homelessness. We meet monthly, and we accept your homemade knitwear at all times. No experience necessary. Show up at our monthly meeting and we’ll teach you to knit or crochet. Done with knitting? Donate your excess yarn! Contact Jody for more details.

Join the Meaningful Movies: Sustainable Ballard Team! 

We are looking for team members to get our Meaningful Movies project up and running again. For more details contact Donna.

THANK YOU to all our awesome volunteers!  Sustainable Ballard is sustainable because of YOU!