Homeless Network of Yakima County

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Ways to Volunteer


The Young Adult Extreme Winter Weather Shelter has multiple opportunities for members of the community to get involved:

  • Donation Tracker - If you only have an hour or two available, you can help by checking in donations that come from the community to support the project.
  • Truck Volunteer - Occasionally, we will need to assistance moving items such as cots or large donations.
  • Shelter Hosts- Stay overnight at the shelter and ensure fire safety.  Shelter Hosts will receive training and support throughout the project.  All Shelter Hosts must be able to pass a background check.
  • Rod's House Hosts- The young adults staying at the shelter will have their meals at Rod's House where they meet to be transported to the churches.  If you are interested in being a host, but cannot commit to staying the night, this might be a good option for you.  Volunteers would assist with preparing the meals.  This is a great way to learn more about Rod's House and the valuable work they do in the community. 
  • Other - The Homeless Network of Yakima County is a partnership between multiple service provider and community members.  We will connect you with other opportunities that match your availability and interest.


To volunteer, either fill out the following form identifying which roles interest you, send an e-mail to NetworkChair@HomelessNetworkYC.org or contact Lee Murdock directly at 509-834-8173.

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