ROOTS Young Adult Shelter in Seattle's U-District is open 365 nights a year and serves 45 young adults, ages 18-25, each night. We are fighting to end homelessness in Seattle and need your support.
At ROOTS, we use every day to make a difference in the lives of homeless youth. The biggest impact is made by our overnight volunteers who are crucial to this effort.
Overnight volunteers stay the night at our shelter along with our guests. This shift starts at 8:00 pm and ends at 8:30 am the following morning. On Fridays the shift is from 8:00 pm to 9:30 am.
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 in the evening.
Overnight Volunteers are responsible for helping doing walk-arounds of the room every 10 minutes, being available for guests who require emergency assistance, and completing guest laundry. Overnight volunteers will spend most of their shift sleeping and bedding is provided. We also provide dinner in the evening and breakfast in the morning to our Overnight Volunteers. We ask volunteers who overnight to commit to one night a week.
All overnight volunteers are supported by Overnight Supervisors and an Overnight Counselor, in case there are any questions or concerns during your shift.
If you're interested don't hesitate to fill out an application today at: http://www.rootsinfo.org/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-application/
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 3 to 6 months