a community-first response to the needs of the people, including poverty, & ending homelessness in WSNC
First Presbyterian Church
Sign up to volunteer Jan. 1, – March 31, 2017
Every night between January 1st and March 31st, we’ll need volunteers to make the shelter run. Down below you’ll find all the information you need to be a volunteer, and we ask that you start with the below video, and volunteer training & procedure guide. Already know when you want to volunteer and what you want to do? Follow the link below. The volunteer software will ask you to create a simple profile (you can sign-in through Facebook), and then you will be able to sign up for a responsibility on a night between 01/01 and 03/31!
Food for 25
Brings healthful food for 25 to the 1st Pres Fellowship Hall by 7:45pm. Please bring a hot meal knowing that you will not have access to the kitchen and need to bring it hot and bring serving utensils, plates, napkins, and eating utensils; healthy and delicious sandwiches are also a welcome dinner option. Please stay and enjoy fellowship with our guests after dinner until ‘lights out’. Please note what you will be making in the comment section on the dinner Signup.com.
9:00pm – 6:30am
2 per night
Overnight volunteers arrive at 1st Pres Fellowship Hall by 9:00pm. Each night there should be 2 overnight volunteers and they are expected to stay until 6:30am, helping the guests check-out. During the night, one volunteer will stay awake with the monitor and will alternate shifts with the other overnight, utilizing a safe and separate room to get rest. There is free wifi in the space for your work or your leisure.
2-4 per night
Check-in volunteers arrive at 1st Pres Fellowship Hall at 7:30pm and start preparing for check-in by pulling bins and laying out mats. They will assist with the check-in process as needed, but will also act as extra eyes and hands to ensure a welcoming and safe environment during the busy time when guests are being checked-in and eating.
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Homeless Training Video
Many of our volunteers requested training on interacting with the homeless, so we’ve included this video as a part of our training. Please take time to at least watch the video until the 10m30s mark on engaging our guests before volunteering!
Thank you for taking the time to watch the video until the 10min 30sec mark on mental health, and we are grateful for your compassionate service.