ROOTS Young Adult Shelter is locatedin the University District. With 45 beds, we are the largest overnight shelter for young adults, ages 18-25, in Washington. We are open 365 nights a year with the help of our neighbors.
Every morning we serve breakfast and start the day with alongside our guests with the help of our Breakfast Crew and Morning floor volunteers. Making sure that these young adults are able to start their day with a meal after a nights rest is an important part of our mission to provide vital resources and treat with dignity this often overlooked popluation.
We could not operate without the help of our amazing volunteers. We have many oppotunities to help that allow for flexiable scheduling. Join us in our support of the young people experiencing homelessness in Seattle.
Morning Volunteer Opportunites:
Our Breakfast Crew is a team of 3 or 4 volunteers who work together to make magic happen in our kitchen every morning. We encourage our kitchen team to get creative with the food we have or food that they bring in. Breakfast crew is cooking, serving up food and cleaning up the kitchen from 6:15am until 8:30am every day except Saturday. On Saturdays Breakfast Crew starts at 6:45am and works until 9:00 am. Giving back to the community with food that we prepare in our kitchen is something we can only do with the help of our Breakfast Crew.
The Morning Floor team is a group of volunteers who work together to provide a safe space for guests both physically and emotionally. They are a vitally important part of making sure the guests we work with have a successful start to their day. Morning Floor shifts start at 6:45am and go until 8:30 every day except Saturday. On Saturdays Morning Floor starts at 7:15 and goes until 9:30 am. Our Morning Floor team engages with guests while helping distribute hygiene supplies, cleaning up the shelter and enforcing program rules. After guests leave, volunteers help to restock hygiene supplies, prepare bedding for the next night, and help with any other clean up. While we are starting the day, we make connections with our community members. Our Morning Floor team brightens the shelter with the friendships made with guests and fellow volunteers.
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment