Family Promise of SpokaneIndividual Volunteer Application
So you're looking to join the Family? Awesome!

The following application is  for regular  volunteer opportunities. For one-time projects please fill out our Group Application located on our website.

Please make sure you've read our website's Volunteer Opportunities page to help inform your decisions on this application. We don't always have openings for each position and ask that you consider multiple options.

Towards the end there will be a background check application.
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Our Volunteers are:   

Relational. Our work at Family Promise relies heavily on developing relationships. You enjoy engaging with families; sharing meals and playing with kids.

Flexible. Everyday is different from the next at our shelters. You come ready to adapt to the situation at hand.

Courageous. You aren't afraid to dive into the mess and chaos. You meet and love people where they are at.

Our 5 Core Values:

Family Promise is one organization with 4 distinct programs to serve homeless families. Our Open Doors, Bridges, and Village programs accept volunteer applicants.

Neighbors, our rental assistance program, helps prevent families from being evicted with monetary rental support.

Open Doors, our 24/7 family emergency shelter, serves families in their first days of homelessness, sheltering them while they search for a long-term solution.

Bridges, our church hospitality network, cares for 3-4 families at a time, sheltering them in church buildings while our case managers help them find housing and employment.

Village, our aftercare support network, teaches life skills and offers mentoring for families who have graduated from the Bridges program.

Let's start with your basic information

First Name

Last Name

Phone Number *

Mailing address (Street, Appt. #, City, State, ZIP)

Are you over 18 years old?

We require all volunteers be over 18 or accompanied by an adult.

Which church do you attend? (If applicable)

How did you hear about Family Promise?

Volunteer Positions
We place all our volunteers on teams. Please read through the following descriptions to inform the rest of your application.

Bridges Church Host
If you are part of a church that specifically partners with our Bridges program and are looking to help out at your church, please select "Bridges Church Host" below.

Shelter Care Team
Participate in the daily tasks of running Open Doors our 24/7 Emergency Shelter and get to know families!
Commitment: Weekly, 2-4hrs; 631 Richard Allen Court

Food Team
Pick up and transport food that feeds our families at Open Doors. Must have a car and be available one of the following times:
Mon- 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Wed-  12:00 pm -12:30 pm
M-TH 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm ( for 1 hour period)
F- 9:00 am -12:00 pm
Commitment: Weekly, 1.5 hrs; 631 Richard Allen Court

Bridges Driver Team
Drive families in our Bridges program once or twice a week to and from church stays. Hear their stories. Must be comfortable driving a 15-passenger van and have a valid driver's licence. Commitment: Weekly 2-4hrs; 904 E Hartson

Resource Representative Team
Network with community resources and companies to find and gather gift-in-kind donations and items that offset costs of our Open Doors and Bridges programs. Commitment: Varies - can be done remotely

Family Services Team
Join a team of case managers, counselors, pastors, and life coaches to help provide social and psychological support to families. Commitment: Weekly 2-4 hrs

Kids Activities
Come and play! Prepare activities for kids to keep them engaged in a healthy way. Commitment: Weekly 2-4 hrs (afternoons M-F 3:30 - 5:00 pm, Saturdays)

Facilities Team
Assist with specific maintenance, construction, or installment projects. Commitment: Varies by project

Village Team
After care mentoring network. Come once a month on a Monday evening and share dinner with Families. Commitment: Monthly- Monday evenings

Which volunteer positions are you interested in? *

Select all that apply.

Food Pick-up Availability. Food pick up shifts are as follows:

Mondays- Feed Spokane - 10:45 am -12:15pm

Wednesdays- Women's and Children's 12:00 pm -12:30 pm

M-TH- 2nd Harvest 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm (for 1 hour period)

F- 2nd Harvest 9:00 am -12:00 pm (for 1 hour period)

Please select all your availability.

What days are you available?

Which slots are you available?

Driving Availability. Two shifts are available to Drivers. Mon-Sun: 6:15am - 8:00am or 5:00pm- 7:00pm. Please Select your availability. (Skip this question if you did not select to be a driver)

What days are you available?

And which times work best for you?

General Availability. Open Doors and Bridges operate 24/7. Please select all your available days and times.

What days are you available?

And which times work best for you?

Comments on availability:

Select all the skills you're interested in sharing with us

Summarize special skills and qualifications you have acquired from employment, previous volunteer work, or through other activities, including hobbies or sports.

Please give as much detail as you can about previous duties and roles.
Ok, lets get through the background check!

For the safety of our kids, Family Promise of Spokane conducts background checks for all volunteers who will have regular exposure to kids.  Don't worry, all information is strictly confidential!
Legal name (Last, First, Middle) *

List any former names: *

Driver’s License, State and Number: *

Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy): *

Race/Ethnicity: *

Height: *

Weight: *

Gender: *

Electronic Signature *

By typing my full name and today's date below I hereby authorize any law enforcement to furnish Family Promise of Spokane information related to my criminal history.  I hereby release Family Promise of Spokane and the law enforcement agencies furnishing information, from all liability resulting from the furnishing of this information.  I certify that the statements made by me on this form are true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge and are made in good faith.  I understand that any false statement made herein will void my participation in any programs at Family Promise of Spokane.
Lets collect some information about your emergency contacts.

Emergency Contact Name (First, Last)

Emergency Contact Phone:

Thank you for completing the application and for your commitment to serving homeless families! One of our Volunteer Managers will contact you within the next week!

For more information about volunteering, please direct questions to Marianne Sfeir, Volunteer Director
904 E Hartson Ave, Spokane WA 99202
(509) 631-9237
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