Welcome to The New Story Overflow Volunteer Sign-up Sight! We are a low barrier shelter sight offering a warm safe place to sleep and a hot meal to some of our most vulnerable neighbors during the four coldest months of the year. Descriptions of tasks, times, and dates are available below.

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Volunteer Needs (December 15, 2017 – March 16, 2018)

Dinner Volunteer
7:00pm -8:30pm
Food for 25

Provide a full meal for 25 people at 7:30 pm. Volunteers providing the meal may arrive as early as 7:00 pm to set up. Please bring the meal into the left side entrance at the handicap ramp. Water, cups, paper plates, plastic utensils, and napkins will be available for you to use. Please feel free to stay and enjoy fellowship with our guests after dinner until ‘lights out’.

NOTE: In the best interest of everyone concerned we would ask that no children under the age of 15 be brought to the shelter.

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Overnight Volunteer
6:30pm – 6:30am
1 per night
Overnight volunteers should plan to arrive at 6:30 pm. There will be one overnight volunteer to assist the team leader throughout the night. They will be expected to stay until 6:30 am to assist with check out. They will trade off sleep time during the night with the team leader utilizing a safe and quiet room to get rest.
 
NOTE: In the best interest of everyone concerned we would ask that no children under the age of 15 be brought to the shelter.

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Guest Assistance Volunteer
6:30-9:30pm
3 per night
The Guest Assistance Volunteers should plan to arrive by 6:30 pm and stay until 9:30 pm. These volunteers will assist the guests with the check-in process. They may also help with the meal service and a variety of other activities as needed.
 
NOTE: In the best interest of everyone concerned we would ask that no children under the age of 15 be brought to the shelter.

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Engagement Skills for Homeless Volunteers

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.

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