"Thank you [Green Plate Special] for the work you do being inclusive and equitable...

from the difference you've made in the community, to the lives changed in our families, to setting an example, to educating on health and food justice, to honoring our Native/Indigenous Sisters and Brothers. I recognize and appreciate your efforts!!"

–Immaculate, Green Plate Special community member–

Education Volunteer

We are excitedly planning summer camps for this year, and will be seeking volunteer support for each day of camp to help ensure everything runs smoothly! It may include supporting youth directly with cooking and garden projects, prep and cleanup, and more.  If you or anyone in your networks is interested in seeing our youth programs in action and gaining skills working with our fabulous young people, please consider signing up! This is an opportunity for folks 18 and older, and we do a basic background check for any volunteers who work with youth.

The goal is to schedule two adult volunteers throughout camp weeks, Monday-Friday (9am-4pm), for all sessions from July 5-August 20.

Explore, learn, and contribute to youth health education in a meaningful and effective way.

  • Lead small groups of youth ages 9-14

  • Gain hands-on experience in gardening and cooking with youth

  • Teach and guide youth through student-centered experiential learning

  • Support programs by helping with food prep and doing dishes

  • Focus on inclusiveness, sustainability, and stewardship

We have morning (9am-1pm) and afternoon (1pm-4pm) shifts every day during camp week.

Click here to sign up!

For more information contact us at volunteer@greenplatespecial.org

youth and adult volunteers engaged in activity


Garden/Urban Farm Volunteer

Do you have a love for gardening? Or would you like to learn more about urban gardening?

Come and join us for Garden Work Hour opportunities Monday-Friday 10am to 4pm. Bring your enthusiasm, meet new people and help us keep this 1/4 acre a food oasis for the youth we serve.

  • Planting, tending, and harvesting

  • Preparation for youth programming activities

  • Weeding, raking leaves, and watering

  • Organizing greenhouse and tool shed inventory

  • Open to all volunteers (age 18 and up) – no gardening experience necessary

  • Check this calendar for shifts and to sign up

Questions? Contact us at volunteer@greenplatespecial.org

Chicken Care Volunteer

Do you love caring for chickens? Or would you like to learn more about caring for chickens?

We keep a small flock of chickens at Green Plate Special as part of our youth programs – youth love to watch and feed the chickens and delight in finding eggs. And we use the eggs in the kitchen!

  • Sign up for individual shifts on Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays

    • In the morning (8am): let chickens out, feed them, and hang out with them a little

    • In the evening (5-7pm): return to put chickens back in coop.

  • Open to volunteers (age 18 and up) who have attended a 1-hour training

  • Check this calendar for shifts and to sign up

Contact us at volunteer@greenplatespecial.org for chicken care training

(206) 602-6845
2115 25th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144

On the corner of 25th Ave S and S. Walker, next to the 2100 Building

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