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ORGANIZATION: Catholic Community Volunteer Services of SW Washington

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Help Decorate Nativity House Shelter for the Winter Holidays

Homelessness can be especially hard around the holidays which is why we're looking for volunteers and volunteer teams to help bring some much needed holiday cheer to the shelter.

The Plan:

  1. Decorate the shelter for Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza & Winter Solstice and deck out the day center with holiday cheer.
  2. Volunteers can use whatever decoration we have acquired through donations.
  3. Volunteers are welcome to make/bring their own decorations to use and/or donate.
  4. Shifts are flexible but the period of time after dinner is the best opportunity for volunteers to come after work and it's one of the few times when the day center is mostly empty.
The Goal:

The goal is to get the space decorated by the first or second week after Thanksgiving.
A team of 5-7 people can probably get it done in about an hour depending on how many decorations we have available.

Requirements:
  • Everyone must be at least 18 years old to help onsite (kids can help make decorations at home/school/church)
  • Everyone working onsite must pass a background check (Washington State Patrol & NSOPW)
  • Everyone must sign a Covid-19 liability waiver
  • Everyone must provide proof of vaccination (Covid-19) to help decorate at the shelter
  • Everyone must wear PPE (provided through CCS) while working at the shelter
Interested and want to learn more? Email meganed@ccsww.org or call 253-365-4111.



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About Catholic Community Volunteer Services of SW Washington

Location:

1323 S. Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405, US

Mission Statement

At Catholic Community Services we believe every child should grow up in a safe, loving and nurturing environment. The elderly should be able to live with security and dignity. A healthy family life should be affirmed and supported in our communities. Compassion, love and respect for all people, especially the poor and most vulnerable. In joining with others to change systems that oppress, discriminate or otherwise cause human suffering. Employees and volunteers should work in an environment that fosters respect, teamwork and excellence. In all of these things for all people, whatever their color, whatever language they speak or however they worship.

Description

Volunteer Services provides low-income adults (anyone 18 years old or older) who have temporary or permanent functional disabilities, including those associated with aging. The people we serve can not afford to purchase the kinds of service we provide, do not qualify for assistance from other sources and do not have family or friends available to help them. Service is provided on an as-volunteers-are-available basis. There are never any fees for the services provided.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Homeless & Housing
Arts & Culture, Community, Homeless & Housing

WHEN

Wed Nov 30, 2022 - Sun Dec 04, 2022
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

WHERE

702 South 14th StreetTacoma, WA 98405

(47.24916,-122.44598)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • The timing on this project is flexible. The goal is to get the shelter completed the by the second week in Dec. The ideal decoration day is Wed. 11/30 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm so volunteers can help as a group after work and when the space is empty.

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