Family Housing Network (FHN) Day Center Assistant

Categories: Homeless Adult Services, Pierce County, Tacoma, Volunteer Opportunities

Title: Family Housing Network (FHN) Day Center Assistant

Date Posted: July 15, 2022

Locations: Family Housing Network Day Center

Address: 5050 S. Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409

Contact Name: Megan Edwin, Volunteer Coordinator

Contact Phone: 253-365-4111 / 253-502-1901

Contact E-mail: meganed@ccswww.org

Volunteer Application: CLICK HERE to complete the online application. Or download the pdf application to complete offline.

Details:

The Family Housing Network Day Center is a drop-in site in Tacoma that serves families who are experiencing homelessness. The Day Center is open 7 days a week, providing computer access, showers, laundry facilities, meals, diapers, and open use of the community kitchen.

We are looking for volunteers who can help on Mondays and Fridays to welcome and assist families who are visiting the day center and coming to access services.

Volunteers will be working directly with staff and guests. Tasks will include helping families schedule shower times, helping manage the guest laundry schedule, packing diaper kits and helping staff maintain a small library of children’s books.

Shift times are flexible but help is needed from 10 am to 2 pm and/or from 2pm to 5 pm.

All volunteers need to be fully vetted through CCS Volunteer Services before they can start and volunteers must provide proof of vaccination (Covid-19) to serve onsite. All required PPE is provided by CCS for volunteers.

Ideal volunteer candidates are people who are:

  1. Are great with kids and families
  2. Leave judgement at the door
  3. Help foster a warm and welcoming environment
  4. Understand how to build relationships and make people feel comfortable
  5. Care about community
  6. Are flexible when needed

Requirements:

Must be at least 18 years old.

Volunteer drivers must be background checked (paid for through CCS and updated every 2 years)

Must be willing to provide proof of vaccination (for Covid-19) and sign a COVID-19 liability waiver to participate.

ALL volunteer must wear appropriate PPE in and at all CCS facilities (PPE is supplied).