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 have an opening for the evening of Friday, December 20. 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 206-412-7803 or email volunteer@seattlenightwatch.org

We are also looking for a group to commit to a regular night of prepping and serving the late-night meal on the 4th Tuesday of every-other month (the even months: August, October, December, etc.) We ask for a one year commitment.
Call 206-412-7803 or email volunteer@seattlenightwatch.org

Late-night Meal – Cook Only

We’ve got people to help serve at 8:45, but we need folks to come cook food on Wednesday, August 28. You can start when you need to for the complexity of the meal you are cooking, just have to be ready to hand it off to other volunteers who will serve starting at 8:45. Must be high school age or older.
Call 206-412-7803 or email volunteer@seattlenightwatch.org

We are also looking for a group to commit to a regular night of cooking the meal on the 2nd Thursday of every month (we already have folks to serve the meal on this night.) We ask for a one year commitment.
Call 206-412-7803 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 206-412-7803 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 here, complete and email it to volunteer@seattlenightwatch.org.

Find out more; attend a Volunteer Open House!

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