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The 2021-2022 WHO Season begins on November 1. We are working on a new website to keep you informed on how you can help. Please check back!

If you have considered donating, please do. Give what you can through our online option by pressing the “Donate Now” button, or mail your check marked “WHO” in the memo line to Council for The Homeless 2500 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660.Thank you for your essential partnership in the WHO.

We are the Winter Hospitality Overflow (WHO), an organization in Vancouver, Washington, devoted to helping those in need during winter’s coldest months.

Guests are offered not only a warm place to sleep, but a hot shower, meal, and the welcome and warmth of a caring community working to address the most basic of human needs.

Volunteer Opportunities

St. Andrew Family Shelter

St. Paul Men’s Shelter

To volunteer to bring food for the St. Paul Men’s Shelter, Outsiders Inn at St. Paul, you can use any of these options:
Volunteers for shifts for the St. Paul Men’s Shelter, Outsiders Inn at St. Paul, are needed: 
  • 5:00 am – 7:00 am Monday through Friday, and
  • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm every day.
  • Contact Outsiders Inn Volunteer Coordinator Nicole McCallum at waystohelp@outsidersinn.org to fill out the required background check and confidentiality form, and to sign up for a 1 hour onboarding training.
  • Email Joy Gault, St. Paul Volunteer Coordinator, at jmgault@aol.com or call her at 360–901–5230 to schedule your shifts!
If you are in need of assistance November 1 to March 30, call the Housing Hotline at (360) 695-9677, Monday to Friday, between 9 am to 5 pm and on weekends from 11 am to 2 pm.

To access WHO beds

If you need access to an WHO bed, please contact the Council for the Homeless Housing Hotline: 360-695-9677.

Support the WHO!

Although we are a volunteer-driven program, WHO incurs expenses for utilities, groceries, volunteer training materials, and salariesfor professional case management staff. You can help with a tax-deductible donation to WHO. Just $28 meets our weekly costs for one guest. Gifts small or large truly make a difference.

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We are excited to welcome back this collaboration between Winds and Strings and The Fort Vancouver Pipe Band after a COVID induced hiatus! Join us February 11 at 2pm. ... See MoreSee Less
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There is an urgent need for 2 volunteers to staff the WHO - Winter Hospitality Overflow this coming Sunday, Jan 16. The shift is 6:30am - 9:30am. If you can help, please sign up online: bit.ly/3ZLZZD4 Thanks!! #vancouverwa #volunteersneeded #communityservice #justserve ... See MoreSee Less
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Volunteer Alert! Thank you to everyone who has generously provided food for our WHO guests. Please be sure to pick up your crocks! 💙 ... See MoreSee Less
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