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To Volunteer in person:

The City of Spokane is seeking volunteers that would be willing to reach out to our citizens in Spokane Neighborhoods that have been without power and have limited resources.

Tuesday November 24th Volunteer training will be provided at the following locations:

  • 9:00 a.m.  City Hall – 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd
  • 1:00 p.m.  West Central Community Center – 1603 N Belt


Volunteers will be provided resource information, maps, and contact information to provide to citizens in as well has helping the City and partner agencies identify households that may not be able to leave their homes and need additional assistance.

To Volunteer on your own:

You can distribute the same information to your neighbors in need.  Please be sure to use extra caution when going into areas with fallen trees and potential downed power lines.

Resource List (Updated 11/22)

Emergency Management Door Flyer

For additional questions please contact the Community and Neighborhoods Division at 625-6083


To Volunteer for other needs:

Catholic Charities has generously agreed to assist with matching community needs and requests to volunteers, both individual and corporate.  Please call 509-358-4250 or visit their website.

For registered volunteers on Volunteer Spokane, please update your Disaster Response information on your profile.

For new volunteers, register here .

Catholic Charities has received lots of requests for diapers, wipes, food,  water,  flashlights, batteries, candles, blankets, sleeping bags, etc.

If you are willing to help, we want to hear from you.  Please call Catholic Charities at 509-358-4250.

Community Resources:

  • Spokane Regional Health District provides an Emergency Resource Guide for the community to keep updated and aware of the resources available to them.
  • Grocery stores: On this list (PDF 65 KB), open stores are highlighted in green; closed stores are highlighted in red.  Note that some stores don't have perishable items available.
  • Warming centers and shelters: A number of shelters are available for citizens who don't have power in their homes. Spokane Public Schools has opened five schools on Friday, Nov. 20, with free meals for children, phone charging and internet access. Community Centers and other facilities also are providing additional warming options (PDF 61 KB).
  • Phone charging and computer access: Spokane Public Library branches have extended hours through the weekend. Go to the Spokane Public Library web site for additional information.
  • Urgent Care Facilities: If you're sick and your regular doctor isn't available, here is a list of facilities (PDF 74 KB) that are open.
  • Fuel Facilities: Many fuel stations are open today. Here's a list of what we know is open (PDF 37 KB).
  • SNAP is working to provide extra help for eligible low-income households to provide assistance with storm related heating assistance and damage to their homes. Please call 509-456-SNAP (7627). 

*For the most up-to-date information please visit the City of Spokane website.*

For additional community resources and referrals, please call 2-1-1.

**Please remember, some of the agencies who typically provide services and assist in mobilizing volunteers have been impacted by the Wind Storm and are still currently without power, phones, access to internet, etc.  We encourage you to check back frequently to Volunteer Spokane or call Catholic Charities for new needs and projects that you may be able to assist with.**