The Washington Street Shelter

Serve and support residents at the Washington Street Shelter

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A man and a woman smiling holding up their paintings

What's it all about?

The number of those experiencing homelessness continues to rise, and there are not enough shelters in our community. In the last five years, the number of unsheltered individuals in Maricopa County has tripled. Everyday, we have the opportunity to save 260 lives from the dangers of the streets. The Washington Street Shelter is a program serving unsheltered homeless individuals through intensive engagement, shelter, and services all oriented toward resolving homelessness and integrating people into a community. The shelter provides wrap-around services with intense care and outcome focused case management for 260 individuals with a driven desire to end their homelessness and obtain housing. 


Learn more about our Exiting Homelessness Program


Complete our volunteer interest form, and we'll contact you to match you with a great volunteer opportunity.


What to expect

Age Requirements 
  • Individuals 18+
Duties at the Washington Street Shelter
  • Setting up the dining room
  • Handing out pre-plated meals
  • Preparing and distributing drinks
  • Engaging with residents
  • Cleaning up 
Next Steps

Click the button to register, complete the volunteer interest form and one of our volunteer schedulers will reach out within two business days to coordinate a date and time. They'll also share parking instructions, clothing suggestions and other details for your volunteer experience!

Special Projects, Social Engagement, and Instructor: 
  • Take advantage of your unique talents and give back to those in need in a way that fits your schedule.
  • Social engagement opportunities with residents include helping facilitate activities such as game nights, dessert socials, or bingo.
  • Facilitate workshops and classes such as yoga, painting, and resume building classes.

Locations and times

When you schedule a Meal Service shift listed below you are required to stay for the duration of the time listed.

Washington Street Shelter

2739 E Washington St, Phoenix, 85034
Social Engagement - Washington Street Shelter Every day, 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Special Projects - Washington Street Shelter Mon - Fri, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Course Instructor - Washington Street Shelter Every day, 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Meal Service - Washington Street Shelter Every day, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Meal Service - Washington Street Shelter Every day, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Meal Service - Washington Street Shelter Every day, 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Additonal Information


602 - 261 - 6886