Our missionDedicated to the preservation of the physical health and spiritual welfare of people experiencing homelessness, primary goal to offer food, shelter, and hope for guests staying in our shelter.
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Saturday Morning Logistics Team - 8:00 - 10:30AM

Generally led by the week’s Coordinator, this team handles the logistical tasks that are needed at the end of one week to prepare for the beginning of the next. Cleaning up guest totes, shoveling snow, etc.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekends

Dinner Leader – 4:00 - 8:00 PM

Assist the Coordinator in all duties needed to plan and purchase food and recruit, schedule, and coordinate the Dinner Volunteer Team to prepare and serve it.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Evenings

Morning Host- 6:00 - 8:00 AM

Morning Host serves as an extension of the Goodwill Staff to provide consistent service in the mornings until the shelter service ends at 8AM. Specific duties are based on changing factors like food provision, weather and health requirements.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Evening Leader - 5:15 - 10:15 PM

This trained, experienced leader assists the Goodwill Staffer and Coordinator in welcoming Evening Hosts and seeing that they are aware of their duties. Assists as needed to see that evening procedures are followed with consistency and hospitality, and that the Evening Hosts appreciate the value of their service.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Evenings

Evening Hosts - 4 people; male and female - 5:30 - 10:00 PM

Evening Hosts work with Goodwill Staff and the Evening Leader to assist with guest check-in and other logistics that help provide safety and welcome to our guests, staff and sanitize a coffee service, and cleaning and sanitizing dinner tables between seatings. ​Specific duties will likely include securing guests' medications and assisting with management of the “totes” used by our guests for their personal belongings.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site, Formal
  • Evenings

Dinner Volunteer Team - 4:00 - 8:30 PM ​​or so

Your dinner Leader may give you an early shift to prepare or a later shift to perform only some of these duties. Dinner preparation under the guidance of the Dinner Leader and served in 30-minute seatings with 15 minutes after cleaning for the disinfectant to air dry. Dishes washed and kitchen cleaned, disinfecting all flat surfaces.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Evenings
How you helpBesides providing a safe place for those who are cold and hungry, Safe Harbor provides valuable companionship and hope for individuals who desperately need it. Thousands of volunteers cover shifts for check-in, scheduling, meals, clean up, overnight supervision, medication distribution, laundry, transportation, set-up and tear-down. All have been thoroughly trained and are sensitive to issues surrounding homelessness.
About usDedicated to the preservation of the physical health and spiritual welfare of people experiencing homelessness, a primary goal of Safe Harbor is to offer food, shelter, and hope for guests staying in our shelter. As part of the Continuum of Care, we also focus on community partnerships in order to better collaborate on long-term solutions to ending homelessness in our region. Safe Harbor is a non-profit providing seasonal emergency shelter, case management and housing assistance for adults experiencing homelessness.
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