Evening Volunteers Wanted at ROOTS Young Adult Shelter!


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1415 NE 43rd StSeattle, WA 98105


ROOTS Young Adult Shelter is focused on making direct impact. Working with youth experiencing homelessness in Seattle allows us to fight injustice at its origins. Race, class, education, sexual orientation and gender are among the many layers of oppression leading to the homelessness of young adults. Forty percent of adults without homes said that they first experienced homelessness as a young adult. We are advocates against this cycle of oppression.

ROOTS Young Adult Shelter is located in the University District just off the Ave. With 45 beds, we are the largest homeless youth shelter in Washington and work with young adults, 18-25 years old, 365 days a year!

Our evening volunteers shifts are among our most flexible and important shifts at ROOTS. There are two types of evening shifts, a Dinner Meal Team Volunteer and an Evening Volunteer.

Evening Volunteer (8pm-11pm; any day of the week): This team works with the overnight volunteers to engage with guests while setting up the shelter, completing intake paperwork for new guests, and distributing hygiene supplies. Evening Volunteers work directly with our guests and help ensure the emotional and physical safety of the space. Guests and volunteers often play Uno, talk about their day and share their favorite new hobbies during this shift. Becoming an evening volunteer is one of the best ways to get to know our shelter guests and learn about our community!

Dinner Meal Teams (7:30pm-11pm; any day of the week): These 3 to 5 volunteers come in every night and prepare meals, serve dinner and clean up our kitchen. We encourage our Dinner Meal Team to bring in food that they want to prepare in our kitchen. So, feel free to bring any food that your interest in cooking as well as friends and family over the age of 18. Serving warm meals in our own kitchen every evening is something we find deeply rewarding.

If you're interested don't hesitate to fill out an application today at: http://www.rootsinfo.org/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-application/


Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 to 6 months

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