Volunteer Opportunities
Plug in.
We have volunteer opportunities to match a wide range of interests and time commitment.
Church Engagement
Every church/ faith community that partners with our Bridges program ( previously titled Interfaith Hospitality) has a coordinator that works with volunteers. Check with your church's coordinator to host families overnight at your church, help with set up and tear down, or serve a meal.

If your church/ faith community is new to serving with us or has only served with Bridges and wants to be more involved, consider signing up to do a group project below or contact Marianne Sfeir, Volunteer Director to plug you in!

All faith communities are welcome!!
Contact Marianne
Group Projects
Serve with your church, school, business, family, yoga class, bingo crew, roller derby team... you get the point.

Come serve dinner, help with child care, organize a supply drive, or work on a facilities project.

We have opportunities for both small and large groups and love to have kids over!

Group Application
Individual Volunteers
Looking to use your time and skills in a meaningful and practical way? Want a regular opportunity to build relationships with families?

We look for skilled individuals to join our task teams and help support our programs in varying ways. Apply below or read on below to learn more about our task teams!
Individual Application
Interns
Develop marketable job skills and empower the underserved.

Read our internship description below. To apply send a resume and cover letter to Marianne Sfeir, msfeir@familypromiseofspokane.org
Family Promise Internship
Task Teams
Choose how you'd like to serve as an individual volunteer!
1
Assistant Supervisors
Sign up for a weekly shift at our Open Doors shelter. Participate in the daily tasks of running the program and get to know families! 2-4hrs/ week
2
Van Drivers
Drive families once or twice a week to and from church stays. Hear their stories. 2hrs-4hrs/week
3
Resource Team
Join a team of resourceful individuals to bring in supplies and items to offset costs of our programs. Hours vary - can be done remotely
4
Family Services
Join a team of case managers, counselors, pastors, and life coaches to help provide social and psychological support to families. 2-4 hrs/ week
5
Food Team
Food bank pick up or food preparation. 1.5-3 hrs/ week
6
Kids Activities
Come and play! Prepare activities for kids to keep them engaged in a healthy way.
7
Facilities Team
Assist with specific maintenance, construction, or installment projects. Hours vary.
8
Education Team
Help children with homework, or help parents with GED, resume and job building skills. Hours Vary.
9
Special Skills
Have any special skills you'd like to share with us? Go ahead an fill out a volunteer application!
Family Promise Internship

We're looking for highly motivated and awesome people to commit to 10 hours per week. Interns will be responsible for assisting Family Promise staff to create a safe, non-judgemental environment for transitioning families. If you have a servant heart, love getting tasks accomplished, and enjoy taking ownership of projects, then this is the position for you!

WHY?

Because you get...

  • Marketable job skills

  • Mentoring

  • Resume building

  • A chance to invest in your community and do something meaningful

What?

Key Tasks

Case Management

Volunteers and interns will get to shadow staff who provide coaching to guests. This provides an opportunity for interns to learn about, observe, and practice:

  • Intake interviews

  • Effective case management

  • Action plan development

Volunteer Coordination

Volunteers play a central role in the running of the shelter. Additionally, there is a variety of tasks for volunteers to do. Interns receive training in order to help staff by:

  • Recruiting volunteers, via phone, social media, word of mouth ...etc

  • Organizing the volunteer schedule and calendar

  • Training in-coming volunteers

  • Working to develop strong relationship between Open Doors and volunteers

  • Assist in leading group volunteer projects

Shelter Tasks

Open Doors is a place where families are welcome to come relax and recharge in order to get back on track. We provide services including food, showers, computers, laundry, and coaching.In order to ensure organization and efficiency, interns will assist staff by:

  • Keeping inventory of food supply.

  • Monitoring showering, laundry, coaching, and computer schedules.

  • Transporting guests and food

  • Assisting with administrative tasks


Customized Internships

As an intern you'll be awarded a lot of freedom in the tasks you choose. We work one-on-one with each intern to develop specialized internship goals that act as guideposts to develop in your areas of interest. If you have any talents such as graphic design, writing, photography, child development, maintenance, construction, networking, administration, event planning, we'd love it if you shared them with us!


Intern Project

Each student who interns with us gets to devise and implement a project of their choosing. These projects serve the double purpose of helping develop our scope as an organization while helping to build your resume.


Some examples of intern projects from the past include:

  • Creating an extensive health resource manual of local providers for our shelter

  • Designing a brochure for our center

  • Entering donor data into our database

  • Connecting us with local community partners

  • Developing kids programs

  • Painting our new office



*A minimum of 10 hrs a week. We're open 24 hrs, 7 days a week.

Who?

Excellent intern candidates are

  • Comfortable relating to homeless families and with being in the neighborhood in which the Shelter is located - 631 S Richard Allen Ct, Spokane, WA 99202

  • Self-starters, unafraid to take initiative, notice needs around the shelter and address them. We look for interns who are motivated to take on projects and run with them.

  • Flexible. Everyday is different than the next at our shelter and it's difficult to predict when issues will arise that change the course of your work.

  • Able to work independently, as well as collectively with guests, volunteers and staff

  • Optimistic, energetic and have a desire to serve others

  • Be punctual and prepared

  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills

To apply : Please email a resume and cover letter to msfeir@familypromiseofspokane.org

Please specify the types of tasks and skills you're interested in pursuing in your cover letter.

To Apply or Inquire

Contact Marianne Sfeir

Personnel Recruitment and Development, Director

Family Promise of Spokane, 904 E Hartson Ave, Spokane WA 99202

msfeir@familypromiseofspokane.org
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