Volunteer at DESC

VolunteersVolunteers are at the heart of DESC's connection to the community. In 2014, over 600 volunteers performed 15,280 hours of service. Volunteers help us in ways ranging from providing a resident or shelter guest a listening ear and a kind smile to getting 'er done in a nuts and bolts task-all of which support DESC in ending homelessness, one person at a time.

While the responsibilities vary, all positions require that you are dependable, have good communication skills and are able to interact with people from a variety of backgrounds.

What we typically look for in a DESC volunteer:

  • Willingness to serve men and women of Seattle's homeless community
  • 18+ years of age
  • Able to comply with DESC confidentiality and volunteer boundary requirements
  • Available to make a commitment of at least one shift per week for six months
  • Complete a background check

Thank you for your interest!

Individual Volunteer: Do you have a specialty, skill or desire to help the homeless community? Become an individual volunteer.

Group Volunteer: Do you have a group of people that would like to make a difference? Find out more about group volunteer opportunities.

Special Projects: Are you interested in volunteering at special events or joining our on-call volunteer list? Find out how you can be a part of our on-demand volunteer team.

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