Volunteer

Our volunteers are strong, reliable, and dedicated to furthering SAWC's mission of ending homelessness one person at a time. 
Our volunteers are community members, students, and people from a multitude of backgrounds with experiences and expertise that continue to help our clients evolve and grow. 

The SAWC is looking to immediately fill volunteer positions for staff support, between 9 am- 10 pm in 3-5 hour shifts.
We are also gearing up for our Warming Center and will need extra volunteers in the months of November through March.

You Can Volunteer Now!

There are so many important and impactful ways that you can get involved with SAWC.

General Volunteer Opportunities

  • Staff Support:

    • Answering phones​

    • Delivering meals

    • Cleaning

    • Prepping overflow sleeping space

    • Bulletin board upkeep

    • Client tech support ( e.g. SOS appointments, Resumes, appointments)

    • Engaging with clients

  • Meal facilitators

    • Weekdays lunch and dinner cafeteria management​

    • Weekends 3-5 pm meal management

  • Community Activities

  • Book Club​

  • Garden Club

  • Game/ Movie Night

  • Have your own idea? We are always looking for more ways to engage our clients.

  • Fundraising

    • Events

    • Group Fundraising​​

  • Winter-Warming Center (November- March)

    • Prepping sleeping space​

    • Cleaning

    • Overnight shifts

    • Engaging with clients

  • Bring your Own Talent to the Shelter!

    • Are you a yogi? Come teach our clients.​

    • Do you play music? Come entertain our clients during a meal.

    • Professional services or presentations. (e.g. Dental, healthcare presentations, Haircuts, or beauty treatments)

    • Have other ideas? We are always looking for ways to improve our client's day!

Complete the steps below to get started! We can't wait to meet you!

STEP ONE: Fill out the form below

Volunteer Application Form

STEP TWO: Sign up with Better Impact

Better Impact is our volunteer management system which provides important information regarding our facility and operations that you will need before your start date.
After sign up, please complete the assigned trainings under the "Profile" dropdown. 

STEP THREE: Volunteer Information

The last step before beginning your volunteer experience with the Delonis Center is taking an in-person orientation. This is a mandatory part of the onboarding process and must be scheduled by emailing Erin Concas before you can start scheduling shifts. 

For additional questions or information regarding internal Delonis Center volunteer opportunities, please contact via email:

Erin Concas, Volunteer & Development Coordinator

concase@washtenaw.org

*If you require a log of hours worked, that request MUST be submitted directly to Erin Concas within 72 hours (3 days) after your first shift.
The SAWC is not responsible for missing hours and will NOT approve requests submitted after 72 hours. No exceptions.