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DESC - Housing and Health to End Homelessness

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DESC needs your help with the training and development of our new employees! We are seeking a volunteer to assist with assembling new employee manuals to provide to our oncoming staff members. These manuals will serve as resource during those new staff members training and a reference tool as they build their familiarity at DESC. Our Staff Development and Training team will provide all of the printed materials and we just need your help with putting them together!

This activity will be conducted on site at our administrative offices located at 515 3RD AVE, Seattle, WA. Specific shift times are flexible and can be done anytime between 8AM - 4PM on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. Shifts would vary depending on pace and frequency but would most likely be 2 - 4 hours in length in order to complete the task.

All volunteers MUST be vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination. Also, all volunteers must adhere to social distancing, masking, and any other safety measures required by our DESC staff. 18+ and background check required.

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About DESC - Housing and Health to End Homelessness


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.


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.


515 3rd AveSeattle, WA 98104



  • Organization
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Commitment of at least 6 months preferred
  • Vaccination / Proof of Vaccination / Background Check / 18+

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