If you're looking to get involved with community service in the downtown area, this establishment is a good place to start. The DESC is a special type of shelter that caters to the needs of some of the more fragile of Seattle's homeless. Recently remodeled, the DESC provides a good atmosphere for seasoned service-veterans as well as anyone simply hoping to get their feet wet. I've volunteered here for about two years and they've been very good about letting me set my own hours. Give them a call if you're interested.