We will be hosting the Shoreline Winter Emergency Shelter this winter in our parish hall. When the temperatures drop below 34 degrees outside, the shelter will open to provide a safe, warm place for those without shelter. This program is run by NUHSA (North Urban Human Services Alliance). Their volunteers will set up, run, and clean up the space each time the shelter opens.
While the program is entirely run and staffed by NUHSA and their volunteers, you are invited to join the team. Here is an invitation to volunteer with the shelter:
Committed & Compassionate People Needed!
Help make this coming winter safe for those lacking adequate shelter! After successfully piloting the Shoreline Severe Weather Shelter last winter, the City of Shoreline and NUHSA welcome St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church as a partner and host for this winter’s emergency shelter. Volunteers (over 18 years old):
- are needed to commit to being on-call for a certain number of nights each month between November 1st and March 30th (shelter will open only when weather is below 34 degrees F).
- will be provided with training and then will be responsible for welcoming guests and supervising the shelter overnight (partial shifts can be arranged).
- will be paired with another person and can trade off sleeping and being awake as only one person needs to be awake for fire watch between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.
COVID-19 protocols and requirements will be implemented. For more information or to volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (206) 550-5626.
Thank you for making a difference!