Support LGBTQ Youth Experiencing Homelessness as a Shelter Volunteer


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


1415 NE 43rd StSeattle, WA 98105


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! Forty percent of youth experiencing homelessness identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer or asexual (LGBTQQA), even though only seven percent of the youth population as a whole identifies as LGBTQQA. Once out of their homes they are at greater risk for victimization than their non-LGBTQQA peers. ROOTS Young Adult shelter is working to create a safe space for these young adults.

Volunteers are needed to help with preparing and serving dinner, handing out supplies, and most importantly, building meaningful relationships with the folks who stay here. This is a great chance to make a visible impact in the lives of the people we serve, and be part of a wonderful volunteer community.

Check out our website at and see below for more info if you would like to be a part of ROOTS.

DINNER MEAL TEAM: Any day of the week 7:30pm-10:30pm

SHELTER BREAKFAST COOK or TEAM: Any day of the week, 6:30-8:30AM.

EVENING SHELTER VOLUNTEER: Volunteers commit to a weekly shift, for 6 months. Shifts are any day of the week, 8-10:30PM.

OVERNIGHT SHELTER VOLUNTEER: Volunteers commit to 2 overnight shifts a month, for a minimum of 6 months. Any day of the week, 8PM-8:30AM. (2 hour awake shift/6 hours to sleep!)

MORNING FLOOR VOLUNTEER: Any Day of the Week (not Sat), 7-8:30am; Saturday 7:30-9:30am

FRIDAY FEAST: Fridays, flexible hours, 3-8PM.

Fill out an application on our website at for your own welcome packet and all the information you will need to volunteer with us.


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Requirements & Commitment

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

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