Meals at Share House
If you enjoy being a "hands on helper," consider joining some UUCV members to work at Share House Meals on the first Monday each month. Volunteers fix and serve lunch to all who come to Share House for a hot meal. There's lunch (for us too!) and time to meet and chat with our neighbors as we help our fellow citizens. We meet at 9a and finish around 12:30p. You can volunteer on a regular basis, or as a substitute.
To volunteer, or for more information, please contact coordinator Frances at ShareHouseProject@uucvan.org
Winter Hospitality Overflow Shelter
UUCV volunteers participate in the Winter Hospitality Overflow (WHO) program. This involves staffing overnight housing (warmth, a shower, safety, bedrolls on the gym floor, snacks and breakfast) for homeless women and families, hosted at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in the Orchards area. In 2017, 47 UUCV volunteers worked over 300 hours at the St. Paul's and St. Andrew's overflow homeless shelters.
In 2018, UUCV will host WHO services from Sunday, February 11 through Sunday, February 18 at St. Andrews.
For more information, contact WHO@UUCVan.org.
There's also City of Vancouver program information, including training resources, on the Vancouver WHO Program website.
Organize at Warehouses
Clark County Food Bank: If you would like to help our neighbors in the fight against hunger and food insecurity, come join our group at the Clark County Food Bank. We meet on the second Wednesday of each month from 2 - 4 PM to sort and re-bag donated food so it can be distributed to and persons in need.
Share Warehouse: Meet at the Share Warehouse on the third Thursday of each month from 10 AM until noon to help sort and organize donated items at the Warehouse on Andresen Avenue. These items go to local schools and organizations to assist those in need.