Volunteer

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Congregations for the Homeless (CFH) volunteers pave the way for those experiencing homeless on the Eastside to break the cycle of homelessness and lead a stable and productive life. The heart of our program is the more than 3,600 volunteers who bring meals every day of the year, and who donate their time and money to make our clients feel welcome, cared for, and provided for with food and other essentials.

CFH requires volunteer training for many of these opportunities, which require working closely with our clients. If you are interested in bringing your talents to CFH as a volunteer, please contact Sarah Bustad at volunteer@cfhomeless.org

CFH volunteer opportunities

Ongoing volunteer roles

Training, application, reference, background check, and six-month minimum commitment required. Additional meetings may be required. Prior experience with the homeless not necessary for some positions.

Kitchen Ambassador – Work with food volunteers at the winter shelter helping get them set up, orienting them to the space, and helping serve if necessary. One shift a week from November – April.
 

Group projects

Donate a meal – Donate a meal to the Eastside Mens Shelter: Signup Here
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Make Sandwiches  — We can always take freshly-made sandwiches at our Day Center. 
Download our sandwich guide

Donation drive – Collect the following items (or order off our Amazon wish list!)

  • Men’s hygiene products (travel size preferred)
  • New socks
  • New men’s underwear in all sizes
  • Disposable razors
  • Non-perishable food items

Advocacy Training – Have a group that wants to get involved? Our advocacy training is a great way to learn about homelessness and how to help.

Internships and high school community service projects available upon request

If you are interested in bringing your talents to CFH as a volunteer, please contact Sarah Bustad: volunteer@cfhomeless.org