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DESC - Housing and Health to End Homelessness

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If you enjoy driving, 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 drivers to retrieve donated clothing from two Crossroads Clothing locations in the University District and Capitol Hill neighborhoods and take them to our donation center in Columbia City area of Seattle (5270 Rainier Ave S.) for processing and distribution.

Driver's pick up from Crossroads on Monday's, Wednesdays, or Fridays starting at 12PM. Complete shift should take around 2-3 hours. *** We are currently in need of a Wednesday driver.

*Driver's with large vehicles (pickup truck or large van) can utilize personal vehicle or DESC can provide a delivery van if needed. Please note, we can also utilize driver's for other various delivery needs if availability or vehicle size does not match.

*REQUIREMENTS: Washington State Driver’s License, clean driving record, personal vehicle insurance and ability to lift 20+ lbs. Commitment of at least 6 months. Vaccination/Proof of Vaccination for COVID required

Please visit https://www.desc.org/get-involved/volunteer/
for additional details about volunteering at DESC.

1 Shift

  • afternoon / 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About DESC - Housing and Health to End Homelessness

Location:

515 3RD AVE, SEATTLE, WA 98104, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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
Community
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

5270 Rainier Ave SouthSeattle, WA 98118

(47.55444,-122.28132)
 

SKILLS

  • Bus/Van Driving
  • Delivery
  • Transportation
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 month commitment
  • Washington State DL / Clean driving record / lift 20+ lbs

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