Do you love to drive and take in the city sites or just find driving relaxing? DESC has a great way to get out and about in Seattle and help provide clothing to our community that is experiencing homelessness. DESC is looking for reliable donation pick-up / delivery drivers to retrieve donated clothing from area stores in the University District and Broadway, delivering them to our donation center near Columbia City for processing and distribution as well as other delivery tasks. This would be a great opportunity for a group wanting take turns and share the reasonability, or a couple of individuals wanting to buddy up and volunteering together.
SEEKING WEDNESDAY DRIVER WITH A LARGER VEHICLE / TRUCK Pickup time is between 12PM - 4PM and takes about 2 - 3 hours to complete both trips.
IF USING OWN VEHICLE PICKUP TIME CAN BE LATER IN DAY THAN 4PM *If not, vehicle can be provided by DESC.
Washington State Driver’s License, clean driving record, and ability to lift 20+ lbs a must. Commitment of at least 6 months.
Must have 3 years of driving record for WA or other state / Valid DL / Personal Car Insurance
*Please visit https://www.desc.org/get-involved/volunteer/ for additional details about volunteering at DESC.
About DESC - Housing and Health to End Homelessness
515 3RD AVE, SEATTLE, WA 98104, US
The Downtown Emergency Service Center works to end the homelessness of vulnerable people, particularly those living with serious mental or addictive illnesses. Through partnerships and an integrated array of comprehensive services, treatment and housing, we give people the opportunity to reach their highest potential. At DESC, uncommon efforts produce uncommon results that eliminate homelessness, one person at a time.
DESC is the largest multi-service agency serving homeless adults in the Puget Sound region, reaching over 9,000 people annually and providing state licensed mental health and chemical dependency treatment, 279 emergency shelter beds, and over 1600 units of permanent, supportive housing. DESC also addresses a larger community need: our services decrease the financial burden on taxpayers by minimizing the utilization of emergency rooms, jails, courts, police, psychiatric hospitals and other highly expensive resources. At the same time, we are improving the quality of life for those who live, work and do business here.
DESC succeeds where others have failed. Stretching the bounds of accepted practices, DESC's professional staff have learned that creative, assertive and holistic approaches, including evidence based and emerging best practices, work best for our highly vulnerable and difficult-to-engage clientele. Many men and women who have a long history of homelessness also have tenuous if any ties to the mainstream community and lack natural support networks such as family members. By eliminating outdated barriers to services and housing, DESC has received national recognition for its work with chronically homeless adults with behavioral health disorders.
Our staff and Board of Directors remain committed to serving those adults in our community who are most disabled and most vulnerable - and most often forgotten or ignored by society. We believe there is no such thing as a throw-away person.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Homeless & Housing
We'll work with your schedule.
5270 Rainier Ave SouthSeattle, WA98118
February 23, 2021
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
3 Years of Washington State Driving Record / Personal Car Insurance