The volunteer team at the United Way of San Juan County’s “Out of the Cold” Severe Weather Shelter provides overnight shelter to vulnerable people in Friday Harbor during periods of extreme cold weather.The Shelter opens only when three happen at the same time:
1) There are two volunteers signed up for each of two shifts;
2) The weather is inclemently cold around 34 degrees;
3) An individual or family calls requesting Shelter.
For more information, call the shelter’s messaging service at 360-298-9301. Calls are returned promptly with voice message left. Also e-mail is checked regularly.Intake Process:
Guests call and leave a message before 2pm, or if the shelter will be open the phone is forwarded and answered by the primary volunteer host for the evening. The shelter is location is provided upon request. Guests are encouraged to arrive by 7pm, yet must be in the shelter for the evening by no later than 10pm.Languages: