Volunteer at DESC

Volunteers from UW Bothell volunteer by painting one of our supportive housing projects.

Volunteers are at the heart of DESC’s connection to the community. In 2016, over 600 volunteers performed more than 25,000 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

We have opportunities for individuals, groups and special projects. If you’re interested, fill out the interest form below. Thank you for your interest!

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