Volunteer Opportunities

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How You Can Help . . .

Over 100,000 homeless need help to re-establish relationships, pursue work opportunities, and create the possibility of sustained housing in New York, Seattle, and San Diego (#1, #3 and #4 U.S. cities with the largest homeless population). Volunteering with The Writing Den may be one of the best ways to help with these efforts and make a difference.


We partner with social service organizations that support the homeless with monthly dens at the listed locations and times. Volunteering at one of them or sharing your digital experience are welcomed!

DEN MEMBER - New York

Den Members personally assist those in need to write cards and letters to their loved ones at our partner locations, listed below. Experience with homeless or nonprofit organizations ideal, but this is a great way to start!

Den Leader, Jill Higson, Co-Founder, Executive Director


-First Thursday each month, 10:00am-12:00pm*

 New York City Relief Co-Op at New York City Mission

 90 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10013, in the Bowery

*July's den will move to July 11th due to the July 4th holiday, 


-Second Wednesday each month, 10:30am-12:30pm

 Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen/HASK

 296 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001, in Chelsea


-Third Tuesday each month, 12:00pm-2:00pm 

 New York Public Library/Muhlenberg Library

 209 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011, in Chelsea


-Fourth/Last Saturday each month, 2:00pm-4:00pm*

 Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

 126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012, in Soho

*August's den will move to August 24th due to a wedding.

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DEN MEMBER - San Diego

Den Members personally assist those in need to write cards and letters to their loved ones at our Partner locations, listed below. Experience with homeless or nonprofit organizations ideal, but this is a great way to start!

Den Leader, Christian Michaels, Co-Founder, Treasurer


-Second Saturday each month, 9:15am-11:15am

 Alpha Project Bridge Shelter

 1575 Newton Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113 (at 16th Street), in the East Village


-Last Sunday each month, 1:45pm-3:45pm

 Ladle Fellowship, First Presbyterian Church

 320 Date Street, San Diego, CA 92101, in Banker's Hill

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DEN MEMBER - Seattle

Den Members personally assist those in need to write cards and letters to their loved ones at our Partner locations, listed below. Experience with homeless or nonprofit organizations ideal, but this is a great way to start!

Den Leader, Kay Stelter


-Fourth/Last Thursday each month, 10:00am-12:00pm

 Mary’s Place, Women’s Place Day Center

 1830 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, in Downtown

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SOCIAL MEDIA MAVEN

Posting and responding to our Facebook and Instagram fans (approximately 5 hours a week). Please include your resume or LinkedIn profile.

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WEB GURU

Overseeing website copy/photo updates and news (approximately 5 hours per week). Please include your resume or LinkedIn profile.

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