Seattle's Union Gospel MissionSeattle's Union Gospel Mission
Seattle's UGM is a private faith-based organization that helps the community reach out with compassion to those who have lost hope. Our mission is to help the homeless and poor, men, women and children in the greater Seattle metropolitan area to rene... Read more
Seattle's UGM is a private faith-based organization that helps the community reach out with compassion to those who have lost hope. Our mission is to help the homeless and poor, men, women and children in the greater Seattle metropolitan area to renew their lives and re-enter our community's mainstream.
The Mission provides food and shelter 365 days a year. In addition to emergency services, the Mission also offers recovery programs, counseling, transitional housing, education and job training, youth services, dental and legal services, while reaching out to seniors and incarcerated men and women. The Mission's 18 programs and variety of services are designed to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each individual served.
I am searching for different volunteer activities until I find the right one. I've tried about six different organizations and nothing really seems to fit nor work out in the long run. I stumbled across Seattle Union Gospel Mission. Volunteering was okay. I didn't feel I was doing anything special. The afternoon volunteer slots have very few if at all individuals show up. Staff was friendly but sort of forgot about us after they dropped us off to the task location. Supplies ran low and out and bags were only partially filled with supplies. You had to search for them only to find there were no more supplies. I researched and tried a few of the non warehouse positions and wasn't too impressed. Loosely run organization that heavily pushes religion. I wouldn't mind if they didn't force it upon people who didn't really want it or just needed the assistance. I wasn't too impressed with it even though I highly approve of the staff friendliness and their goals. Just not for me.