Shelter

You are needed!

Since 2009, First Covenant has partnered with a shelter provider to offer shelter to 50 men and women experiencing homelessness. In the past, we offered shelter only during the winter months.  This year, we are beginning a partnership with St. Stephen's and now will be offering shelter year round.  St. Stephen's provides the staff, assigns the guests, and shares the cost of operations. First Covenant provides the space and volunteer coordination to provide and serve a hot meal nightly. We seek volunteers to provide these critical needs every day. There are three main ways to volunteer your time and resources:

  • Provide a meal - (3+) volunteers (most critical need)
    Time frame: Approximately 5:30-8:30 p.m.; dinner served at 6:30
    Responsibilities: Purchase ingredients, prepare a meal for 50 guests and clean the kitchen. If you would like ideas for a menu, contact the Volunteer Coordinator. We're happy to offer ideas.
  • Assist in the shelter as an evening advocate - (1+) volunteer
    Time frame: 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. (a St. Stephen's staff member will also be onsite).
    Responsibilities: Assist staff with general duties such as monitoring restrooms, distributing linens and hygiene items, etc. The objective is to free up the St. Stephen's staff to deal with housing issues, rosters, paperwork, information and referral, and advocacy.
  • Occasional donation drives for winter items such as socks, gloves, hats, etc...

Send an email to shelter@1stcov.org to schedule a time to serve in the shelter!