We have regular openings for Volunteers in the evening hours between 5-10pm and in the mornings between 6-8am. Ideally volunteers will commit to a weekly, bi-monthly or monthly shift ongoing. Below is our volunteer calendar for Interfaith Works Emergency Overnight Shelter at the First Christian Church, 701 Franklin St SE, Olympia, WA 98501.
What Volunteers Do
Our volunteers primarily support our staff, assist with guests needs, cleaning, organizing and being available to meet our guests and get to know them. We also need volunteers to help transport our laundry on Friday/Saturday mornings and Tuesday/Wednesday mornings, weekly.
Additionally, we have volunteers bring in hot meals in the evenings as often as possible. We do not have a way to cook anything, so all meals brought in must be in a crock pot, casserole dish or any container that can be packed in/packed out. We find that cooking for 30 is generally the sweet spot. People love high quality meat, fresh veggies, fresh fruit and delicious drinks.
Our volunteer trainings are generally the second Saturday of every month from 1-4pm at the shelter.
After attending a training, please check the calendar and send a note if you can volunteer for an open spot. Our volunteer calendar is updated on a regular basis.
Beth Kelly, Shelter Volunteer
Recorded and Edited in 2015 by Maxwell Goldsmith--Shelter Support Staff.
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