Volunteer

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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 Helpers

Nightwatch will continue getting homeless people inside. But for now, we are suspending the hot meal service done by volunteers. This will limit our contact with each other, in keeping with public health needs.

But there are plenty of ways to help!

We need donations of individual-size snacks, wrapped candy, whole fruit like apples and bananas. This will allow for quick lines and reduce the hazards for everyone. Home baked cookies are fine, if in baggies, and shelf stable.

Power bars. Healthy snacks. Protein treats. You get the idea. This page has a list of suggested items.

We can meet the nutrition needs of our hungry homeless friends, if we all play a part.

To arrange for drop off, call the Nightwatch office at 206-323-4359 or email info@seattlenightwatch.org.

Or you can order items from our Amazon wish list and have them shipped right to us!


Burger Pick-Up Drivers

Dick’s Drive-Ins donates burgers to us every week! We are looking for one or two volunteers to deliver the burgers to us on the 1st and 2nd Mondays of every month. Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license, and a clean driving record.
Email Haley@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 310-897-1993 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 206-399-9790 or email ben@seattlenightwatch.org


For general volunteer inquiries: volunteer@seattlenightwatch.org

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

Find out more; attend a Volunteer Open House!

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