Sunrise Outreach Center believes in community mobilization. The balance of our work is accomplished with volunteers and partnerships programs.

On almost any given day you can find between ten and fifteen volunteers throughout Yakima County working in various Sunrise Outreach programs.

Current Volunteer Opportunities


Help organize and stock food products in preparation for the public to arrive.  Assist Clients in selecting their food for their box and assist clients getting their food box to their vehicle. General clean-up.

Volunteers needed in Yakima, Wapato, Sunnyside, Mabton and Wiley City. Hours vary, depending on the location.

Food Delivery Volunteers

Must be able-bodied to volunteer. Unload food from delivery trucks. Move stock with fork lift and pallets. Organize and stock the food delivery. General clean-up.

Days and Times vary depending on the location of the food bank. Please call (509) 225-9310 for volunteer times.

Sandwich Making Volunteers

Volunteers can work Monday mornings from 8:30 to noon to assemble sandwiches for the homeless.

A heart for the hungry, a hospitable attitude and willingness to commit to at least one day’s service a week is appreciated.

Volunteer to Serve … and to Grow

Group Volunteer Projects

If you have a group of persons who would like to take on a day long or afternoon long project on a one-time basis, there are lots of opportunities to support Sunrise Outreach programs in this way. Some examples:

  • organize a solicitation drive for food for our five food banks
  • paint existing buildings
  • perform maintenance on facilities – skilled help welcome
  • organize donation rooms
  • clean and mend donated clothing
  • and more!

If employees in your business or members of your community organization would like to volunteer for a project day, please contact us.