Volunteers, Interns, and Work-Studies

We need help from volunteers, interns, and work-studies to keep our shelter, Pear Blossom Place, open 24 hours a day. We schedule at least 2 people to work each shift. Staff are on-call in case of an emergency.

Greeter 5:00pm – 7:30pm daily
Overnight Host 7:00pm – 7:00am daily
Daytime AM 8:00am – 12:30pm weekends/holidays
Daytime PM 12:30pm – 5:00pm weekends/holidays
Special Events as scheduled see here

We also need help maintaining the donation room at our downtown office. Volunteers may access this room to unpack, sort, and distribute goods whenever the Family Support Center is open (and on weekends, if arranged).

Donation Room    
Sorting 8:00am–5:00pm walk in on weekdays
Group Projects as scheduled contact us

Lastly, we look for help running special events that support families and children. When possible, we coordinate group meals, birthday parties, and educational activities at shelter.

How to Get Started

  1. Complete the application.
    • We review the application and get back to you in 48 hours.
    • We run background checks.
  2. Schedule an orientation.
  3. Come for a training shift at Pear Blossom Place.
    • We pair you with someone who has experience.
    • We give you login information for self-scheduling.


Please reach out to Colton if you have questions or concerns.

Colton Grainger Community Engagement Specialist
Family Support Center 837 7th Ave SE Olympia, WA
coltong@fscss.org 360-754-9297 ext. 306


Beginning Feb 20th 2018, we are hiring for a Homeless Family Services Case Manager.