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CWS is a collaboration of community organizations consisting of the cities of Edmonds and Lynnwood, Edmonds United Methodist Church, Edmonds Senior Center, Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, Saint Thomas More Catholic Church, and Trinity Lutheran Church.  We are staffed and run entirely by over 200 volunteers.

Team Volunteering

Cold Weather Shelter nights are staffed by teams.d  If you organization is interested in forming a team, we are ready to help- you get involved.  A group of as few as 10 people can form a team and a typical team serves from 4 to 7 nights during a winter.

Individual Volunteering

We have volunteers from all walks of life and all are welcome.  If you have a compassionate heart and are interested in helping those less fortunate, give us a call.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with CWS.  Get to meet other interesting volunteers and interesting guests.  We have a number of volunteer opportunities.  You specify what week night you would like to work and what job you would like to fulfill.  You can expect that any single job will require only  between 5 and 10 nights between November 15 and March 30th.

Jobs we have available are:

Breakfast cooking crew (6 to 8am)

Crisis Mentoring team member (on call)

Dinner cooking crew (6:30 to 8:30pm)

Greeter (6:30 to 8:30pm)

Overnight host (7:30pm – 7am)

Shower host (7:30 – 8:30am)

Team leader (not assigned)

Van driver (6:30pm to 7:30pm, or 6:30am to 7:30am)

Please enter name, email and check all roles in which you would be willing to serve.  Indicate the day(s) of the week you would prefer to serve and whether you prefer morning or evening shifts on that day.