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the Community!



The Boiler Room is taking over the Cotton Building once again for our annual auction on December 6th! There will be live music! Silent (6 pm) and live (7:30 pm) auctions! Coffee! Cookies!! And much, much more!!! We will have a wide variety of items, from soaps to high-end art, from massages to restaurant gift certificates--something for everyone on your list!

Take a peek back through our photo albums on facebook for some of the projects in which The Boiler Room has participated over the past year, including UGN's Day of Caring, Main Street Program's Earth Day activities and more. Additionally, last year, The Boiler Room:

--had 101 individual Volunteers, putting in 8,977 volunteer hours behind the counter
--provided free access to birth control (distributing over 5,000 free condoms)
--held workshops addressing nonviolent communication, mental health, and first aid training 
--distributed 4,767 meals through our various free food programs (on target for over 8,000 this year!)
--shared volunteers with other agencies in town
--started a hygiene “pantry” and distributed over 700 hygiene products to the community

Questions, comments or concerns can be directed to The Boiler Room's Executive Director at 

Thank you!

Do you want to volunteer at the Boiler Room?

Fill out an application and check out our staff meeting, open to the public, every Monday @ 5:00 pm,

right here at 711 Water Street in beautiful downtown Port Townsend.

We're always looking for help, and we'll teach you the  skills you'll need to work behind our counter.

Our Volunteer Baristas are trained in and expected to learn:
Basic coffee and espresso making skills
Basic cash register operation 
Correct food handling and basic food safety and sanitation techniques 
Basic customer service and phone etiquette
The importance of cleanliness, punctuality, and accountability
Basic cooking and baking skills
How to ask for help when needed
How to interact appropriately with a diverse and changing population

And we're looking for volunteers to help make

free soup every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (served @ 3 pm).

Call 360-379-8247 or email if you or your band are interested in playing free, all-ages shows! Ask for the Music Coordinator.

Free food, free music, always all-ages (free) events.

We have the best volunteers around.

We're open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Donate time, money, or food @ our 711 Water Street location. (Port Townsend, WA. 98368)


“The Boiler Room has been many things to many people. A coffeehouse, an art gallery, a private business, a nonprofit teen center, a cause, a scapegoat. But to me it has been a salvation – a place to be, and belong. Home. I’ve worked with some of the finest human beings I’ve met to preserve a common goal of home for ourselves and anyone else who needed it, to resolve the question of where do I belong. So many people ask it, and we can never afford to let ignorance settle such questions.”

- Jake Kelly, former BR Manager

(photo by: ilovehoovering2)


1 December 2008: Statements at City Council budget meeting

28 November 2008: letter from Mar Vista High School teachers

21 November 2008: letter from Olympic Community Action Programs (Olycap)

26 September 2008: Excerpt from blog of Seattle-based band Conservative Dad

7 April 2008: excerpt from blog of San Francisco Bay area band that played at The Boiler Room