Volunteer

Without volunteers, there is no Operation Nightwatch.

Volunteers keep us on track, deliver the food, make up the menu and fix the meals. Volunteers visit the seniors, go out on the street, hand out the sandwiches, and listen to the stories. Volunteers collect the socks, and other volunteers hand them out.

Operation Nightwatch is an amazing kaleidoscope of volunteers working to make life better for homeless people and senior residents.

Come alone or come with friends. Volunteering at Nightwatch will change you in ways you cannot imagine.


Current volunteer needs

Late-night Meal Volunteers

Bring a few friends to Nightwatch to prepare and serve a meal for 125-140 of our homeless guests. We currently have an opening on Wednesday, October 18. Food groups can come check our reserves, or purchase their own food. Either way, you create a menu, put the meal together, and start serving at 8:45 pm. Usually the groups are done serving and headed home by 10:30 pm. Start time depends on how complex your meal will be. Must be high school age or older.
Call (206) 323-4359 or email volunteer@seattlenightwatch.org

Food Pickup Driver

Our volunteer drivers pickup food from Northwest Harvest, Food Lifeline, and Dick’s Drive-Ins. Hours and days vary. Must have a Washington State driver’s license, and a clean driving record.
Call (206) 323-4359 or email volunteer@seattlenightwatch.org

Senior Friend

Our senior tenants are special people. If you have a few hours a month (or more) to connect with one Nightwatch tenant – for help with tidying up, getting groceries, or some other task, let us know you’d like to be a Senior Friend. Must be 18 or older.
Call 206-323-4359 or email volunteer@seattlenightwatch.org

Senior Helpers

Bring a small group to assist the Housing Coordinator with activities for our senior tenants. Days and hours vary.
Call 206-323-4359 or email volunteer@seattlenightwatch.org

Street Ministry

Street outreach requires a weekly time commitment, and minimum of six months, in order to develop relationships and a knowledge of community services. Background check required, as well as certain reading materials. We ask that potential volunteers in this ministry are able to adhere to the mission of Nightwatch, to love our neighbors in keeping with Jesus’ instructions. If you are interested, please request an application packet.
Call (206) 323-4359 or email volunteer@seattlenightwatch.org


For all volunteer inquiries: volunteer@seattlenightwatch.org

Download a Volunteer Application here, complete and email it to volunteer@seattlenightwatch.org.

Find out more; attend a Volunteer Open House!

 

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