Severe Weather Shelters & Satellite Overflow Shelter

Be Part of the Solution!

 

YOU can be a part of life-saving shelter options for people without homes in Clark County between November and March.

It's COLD between November and March and people need to get inside for a safe night's sleep. The year-round emergency shelters reach capacity and we are part of a special team of caring community members who mobilize their space and volunteers to open their doors to help meet the demand when temperatures are expected to be dangerous.

The Severe Weather Locations utilize on-call volunteers to serve at the local emergency severe weather shelters in the event of a cold weather emergency. Volunteers who respond as available will be serving at one of the local churches who have committed to opening as shelter spaces during emergency weather. The volunteer assignments will be partial or full shifts which typically begin around 6:30PM and end around 8:30AM the following morning. The volunteer opportunities will vary depending on the weather, location, and the expected number of guests.

The Satellite Overflow Shelters (SOS) extend the winter shelter capacity and are open every night during the winter.  They are staffed by Outsiders Inn but they are grateful for volunteers that support the staff during welcome shifts and meals and for making/bringing the evening meals to locations.

Outsiders Inn is assisting with the requirement that all volunteers submit a volunteer application and pass a background check prior to volunteering. If you are interested in being an on-call volunteer, please fill out the application below for a background check below. We will then run the background check and pass your information along to the location you have expressed interest on the form.

*Please note submitting your application is not an automatic commitment to respond to volunteer call-outs. We would prefer you only respond to a call-out if you are able to safely travel to and from the assignment location.

Severe Weather Shelters Response Team Volunteer Application

Basic Information

First Name (*)

Please let us know your name.
Middle Initial

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Last Name (*)

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Marital Status

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Maiden name / Other

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Gender (*)

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Date of Birth (*)

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Address (*)

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City (*)

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State (*)

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Zip Code (*)

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Preferred method to receive call-out notifications

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Volunteer Email (*)

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Cell Phone number (*)

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Preferred Shifts

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Background checks are issued for all Severe Weather volunteers through the Washington State Patrol WATCH. A copy of your background check is available upon request after the volunteer application is processed. Please read thoroughly and check the boxes below if you agree.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony? (*)



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If yes, please explain the felony below:

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I certify that all statements made by me on this application are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and that I have withheld nothing that would, if disclosed, affect this application unfavorably. I understand and agree that any misrepresentations or omission of facts can exclude my being considered for volunteer services or after my service begins may be cause for termination. (*)

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I understand that my involvement as a volunteer with Outsiders Inn and the Severe Weather Shelter locations is contingent upon a clean criminal background check. (*)

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I will perform services as a Outsiders Inn Severe Weather Shelter volunteer without compensation, and in performing such services I acknowledge that I am not acting as an employee of Outsiders Inn or Severe Weather Shelter locations. (*)

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I understand that I may have access to, or work with information considered confidential regarding shelter guests. I agree to hold all such information in complete confidence both during and following my volunteer period with Outsiders Inn and the Severe Weather Shelter locations. (*)

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I understand that my participation is strictly on a volunteer basis and that there will be no insurance provided against bodily harm. I also understand that volunteer positions are not covered under Worker’s Compensation Insurance. I agree to hold harmless entity known as OutsidersInn serving as a volunteer. (*)

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I understand host locations will have access to my name to comply with their policy. (*)

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By checking this box I certify under the penalty of perjury all statements above are true and acknowledge background checks are issued for all Outsiders Inn Severe Weather Shelter volunteers through the Washington State Patrol WATCH. (*)

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Do you authorize OutsidersInn to perform a background check? (*)



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Signature: (*)

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Volunteer Opportunities

 Each location handles volunteer shift sign ups a little differently:

 

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 In person Shifts:
  https://volunteersignup.org/HC4AP

 Meal Train Sign Up:
https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/04435v

 

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 In person & Meal Support sign ups:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0849a4a623a2fc1-bslc2

 

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 Meal Train Sign Up:
https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/04435v

 


 

Working together for our community:

 

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Showers at Immanuel
graciously provided by:

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Clark County Winter Shelter Locations

 SWS only landing

Severe Weather Only Shelter Locations

Living Hope Church
2711 NE Andresen Rd.,
Vancouver, 98661
Click to see if this shelter is open: CLICK HERE

ReFuel Washougal
Community Center
1681 C St, Washougal, WA 98671
Click to see if this shelter is open: CLICK HERE

 


 

Satellite Overflow

 

The Satellite Overflow Shelter (SOS) operates every night rotating spaces between 3 locations:


Sunday to Tuesday nights are at
Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

12513 SE Mill Plain Blvd.
Vancouver, 98684
To access shelter, call the Housing Hotline at
360-695-9677

Wednesday - Friday nights are at
Immanuel Lutheran Church

8310 MacArthur Blvd.,
Vancouver, 98664
To access shelter, call the Housing Hotline at
360-695-9677

Saturday nights are at
River City Church

2400 E. Fourth Plain Blvd
Vancouver, 98661
To access shelter, call the Housing Hotline at
360-695-9677

 


Winter Hospitality Overflow locations:

St. Andrew Lutheran Church
5607 NE Gher Rd., Vancouver, 98662  To access shelter, call the Housing Hotline at
360-695-9677

http://whoprogram.org/

St. Paul Lutheran Church
1309 Franklin St., Vancouver, 98660
To access shelter, call the Housing Hotline at
360-695-9677

Meal Train Sign Up:
https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/04435v

Area Outreach Meals