Volunteer at Our Downtown Center
Located at 1432 SW 13th in the St Stephen's Episcopal Church, our Downtown Hospitality Center is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
The Downtown Center has historically been the hub of our activities. It is simply a safe place where folks from the street can come, hang out, share stories, play games, relax, and know they won't be hassled. Because our mission is build an atmosphere where they can find relief from their social isolation, the task of the volunteer is to join in the interaction, fostering relationship. Of course, there are the practical tasks as well--making coffee, passing out sandwiches, distributing clothing, etc.--but the main goal is the building of connection. And the nice thing about ONW is that so many of our guests have been coming here for years--so that, over time, volunteers get to know them very well and very deeply.
If you would like to join our downtown volunteer team, you can call or text 503-220-0438, email
, or sign up directly on our online Volunteer Calendar by clicking the button below.