Congregations For the Homeless (CFH) volunteers pave the way for homeless
men on the Eastside to break the cycle of homelessness and lead a stable and
productive life. Through direct and indirect service, volunteers are the
cornerstone upon which CFH lives its mission.
Volunteers also receive from
their experience by:
- Gaining a sense of giving back to the community.
- Meeting new people.
- Expressing values in a meaningful way.
- Increasing knowledge and learning new skills.
- Making a huge difference by changing lives on a regular basis
our mission is to enable members of the Eastside community to be part of
ending homelessness. By volunteering just an hour or two a week, you can
make a real difference!
Direct Service Volunteers
|Emergency Shelter Volunteers
|Case Management Volunteers
|Life Coaching Volunteers
housing program assistant
Indirect Service Volunteers
Currently, we are looking for volunteers with the
following interests and talents. If you're interested in one of these
positions or have another in mind, please contact our Volunteer
Coordinator Stacy Witte at 425-765-1782 or
||Provide needed legal services through advice clinics, brief services
appointments, workshops, and direct representation for men.
||Prepare resumes; teach job search techniques, interviewing and how
to work effectively with employers.
||Experience with direct mailing, media outreach, corporate
sponsorship, special events and publicity
||Help men learn basic computer skills, Web, Excel, Word.
||Someone who understands judgments, sentencing, dealing with the
||Provide dental check-ups, routine cleanings, basic procedures and
referrals for more involved dental needs. Men can be seen at your
practice or on site at the church/shelter.
One of CFHs goal is to
help our men to navigate obstacles that may prohibit or make getting a
job more difficult. Good oral hygiene is not only key for overall health
care but plays a large part in a persons self confidence. Poor teeth
can be a barrier in a job interview and when interacting with society.
|Financial Literacy Instructor
||Accountant or financial advisor to Educate the men in basic
budgeting and banking. Building a relationship with the IRS and other
||Write grants to underwrite additional services needed to help move
men from homelessness to housing. Our executive director will partner
closely with the grant writer to assist in giving the history, mission
and background information required in writing grants.
||Create a quarterly newsletter, annual report and design other
|Housing Program Assistant
||Assist in filing housing applications, communicating with King
County as to status of applications, creating a process to tract data
and maintain information on status of each application. Volunteer will
work closely with our Senior Case Manager.
||Partner with men to:
- Develop job skills and good job habits
- Create relationships with non-profits and for profit businesses
- Match men to job
- Manage men, train, follow up
||Assist a CfH client as they overcome obstacles (work, health,
financial) and support them as they enter independent living.
||Test blood pressure and pulse rated checks, provide medical
resources and Perform blood pressure and general counsel.
||Perform routine health check-ups
||Perform psychiatric evaluations, prescribe medications when needed,
and follow up monthly to monitor medications
||Perform monthly foot checks on the men; counsel on basic foot care