Put the pedal to the metal for homelessness- drivers needed!

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DESC - Housing and Health to End Homelessness

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Delivery!
Staff doing a van ran to housing/thrift store.

Do you love to drive and take in the city sites or just find driving relaxing? DESC has a great way to get out and about in Seattle and help provide clothing to our community that is experiencing homelessness. DESC is looking for a reliable donation pick-up drivers to retrieve donated clothing from area stores in the University District and Broadway, delivering them to our donation center near Columbia City for processing and distribution. This would be a great opportunity for a group wanting take turns and share the reasonability, or a couple of individuals wanting to buddy up and volunteering together.

Currently, we are looking for a driver on Fridays, from 10am-2pm.

*Vehicle will be provided by DESC. Washington State Driver’s License, clean driving record, and ability to lift 20+ lbs a must.

*Please visit https://www.desc.org/get-involved/volunteer/
for additional details about volunteering at DESC.

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About DESC - Housing and Health to End Homelessness

Location:

515 3RD AVE, SEATTLE, WA 98104, US

Mission Statement

The Downtown Emergency Service Center works to end the homelessness of vulnerable people, particularly those living with serious mental or addictive illnesses. Through partnerships and an integrated array of comprehensive services, treatment and housing, we give people the opportunity to reach their highest potential. At DESC, uncommon efforts produce uncommon results that eliminate homelessness, one person at a time.

Description

DESC is the largest multi-service agency serving homeless adults in the Puget Sound region, reaching over 9,000 people annually and providing state licensed mental health and chemical dependency treatment, 279 emergency shelter beds, and over 1600 units of permanent, supportive housing. DESC also addresses a larger community need: our services decrease the financial burden on taxpayers by minimizing the utilization of emergency rooms, jails, courts, police, psychiatric hospitals and other highly expensive resources. At the same time, we are improving the quality of life for those who live, work and do business here.

DESC succeeds where others have failed. Stretching the bounds of accepted practices, DESC's professional staff have learned that creative, assertive and holistic approaches, including evidence based and emerging best practices, work best for our highly vulnerable and difficult-to-engage clientele. Many men and women who have a long history of homelessness also have tenuous if any ties to the mainstream community and lack natural support networks such as family members. By eliminating outdated barriers to services and housing, DESC has received national recognition for its work with chronically homeless adults with behavioral health disorders.

Our staff and Board of Directors remain committed to serving those adults in our community who are most disabled and most vulnerable - and most often forgotten or ignored by society. We believe there is no such thing as a throw-away person.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

DESC515 3rd AveSeattle, WA 98104

(47.60239,-122.33135)
 

SKILLS

  • Bus/Van Driving
  • Donor Management

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hours, once a week(Fridays)

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