Homeless Outreach Volunteer


(47.62346,-122.35965)
 

Cause Areas

When

Sat Oct 08, 2016 06:00 AM - Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:30 AM

Where

501 2nd Ave WSeattle, WA 98119

Heroes in action - we serve the most vulnerable of our community by hiking much needed supplies into areas like this: The Jungle. The Jungle is the greenbelt underneath and along I-5.

About

We outreach to clients year round offering them emergency and longer-term food, clean drinking water, hygiene supplies, socks, clothing, sleeping bags, tents, other survival supplies, and information on how to access social services. We provide this service without cost, expectation or judgment. Monthly Outreach proudly serves up to 650 homeless individuals and their pets.

We Outreach on the second Saturday of each Summer month and the second and fourth Saturday of the Winter months. We meet at 6:00 am and are usually done by 11:30am or noon.

Volunteers travel by car and on foot to reach those sleeping on the streets of Greater Seattle in doorways, alleys, parks, at bus stops, inside and underneath trash receptacles, abandoned buildings, encampments, greenbelts, under highways, bridges, and inside makeshift homes constructed of cardboard.

Requirements for volunteering:

  • Experience working with the homeless helpful but not required
  • 18+ years of age due to the sensitive nature of our work
  • Able to commit to 6+ months of service
  • Able to hike long distances
  • Able to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Fluent in Spanish helpful
  • Car helpful

Want to join or think you can assist Heroes in helping our clients? Please do not hesitate to email brad@heroesforthehomeless.org to ask about joining us for outreach.

Skills

  • Mental Health
  • People Skills
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Case Work / Management
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • First Aid / CPR

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Ongoing

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