Emergency Shelter Sites - Project Specialist

Cause Areas


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


105 5th Ave SSteSeattle, WA 98104


The Seattle Office of Emergency Management partners with the community to prepare for, respond to, mitigate the impacts of, and recover from disasters.

Therefore, we are partnering with Seattle Parks & Recreation Emergency Management Coordinator to recruit a motivated and savvy volunteer to create maps and help design all priority sheltering sites on Parks properties. This position will map and design floor plans that will be used to guide sheltering manager on how to properly setup shelter after a catastrophic disaster. This position requires an understanding of sheltering requirements. Candidates must have working knowledge of spatial design, utilizing Design IT programs and/or other relevant experience.

This position is a great fit for adult students and/or professional architects, urban planners, interior or spatial designers, and for Capstone projects.

An understanding of emergency management and/or emergency sheltering is a plus. Start date is ASAP! Work must be completed by August 2018.

Opportunity open to volunteers 18+ years of age.

We look forward to hearing from you!


  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Interior / Exterior Design
  • Critical Thinking
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Approximately 4-6 months

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