Volunteers Key to PADS Emergency Shelter Program

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Our 27th PADS Emergency Shelter season is off to a strong start, but we still need volunteers.

We need five meal provider groups to provide breakfast or lunch once a month and additional volunteers working during shelter shifts. Details listed below.
Please contact Enid Johnson (708) 338-1724 ext.220 or Etta Martin at ext 202 for additional information.

VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTIONS:

Site Captain: Work with staff to generally supervise the volunteers and clients, ensuring a safe environment. Orientation required. Training provided.
Shelter Volunteer: Help set up and break down the shelter and prepare breakfast during 3rd shift. Orientation required. Training provided.
Food Provider: Bring all supplies and hands needed to prepare and serve hot dinner, packed sack lunches (dropped off night before) or breakfast.

MEAL OPENINGS:

Breakfast for 60 people – 3rd Tuesdays at Oak Park Temple
Breakfast for 60 people – 3rd Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church in Oak Park
Breakfast for 60 people – 5th  Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church in Oak Park
Breakfast for 60 people – 2nd Fridays at St. John Lutheran Church in Forest Park
Sack lunches for 60 people – 2nd Fridays at St. John Lutheran Church in Forest Park
Breakfast for 60 people  4th Saturdays at St. Mary Celle in Berwyn

SHELTER SHIFTS:

1st: 6:30pm-10:30pm
2nd (overnight) 10:30pm-5am
3rd : 5am-7:30am

SHELTER OPENINGS:

SUNDAY at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, OP  (family site)  
1st week              1st Shift Site Captain, Shelter volunteers (3)
2nd week            1st & 3rd Shift Site Captain, Shelter volunteers (3)
3rd week             1st & 3rd Shift Site Captain, Shelter volunteers (3)            
4th week             1st & 3rd Shift Site Captain, Shelter volunteers (3)
5th week             1st & 3rd Shift Site Captain, Shelter volunteers (3)

MONDAY at First United Church of Oak Park (main site)                                 
 1st week              1st Shift Site Captain
 3rd week             1st & 3rd Shift Site Captain, Shelter volunteers + overnight

TUESDAY at Oak Park Temple (main site)                                                              
3rd week             1st Shift Site Captain, Shelter volunteers (4), Breakfast provider
5th week             1st & 3rd Shift Site Captain, Shelter volunteers

WEDNESDAY at Grace Episcopal Church, OP (main site)                  
 1st week             Shelter volunteers (4)   
2nd week            Shelter volunteers (4)   
3rd week             Shelter volunteers (4), Breakfast provider
5th week             3rd Shift Site Captain, Breakfast provider

THURSDAY at First United Methodist, OP (main site)                                       
 1st week              Shelter volunteers (4), Overnight (1)
 2nd week             Shelter volunteers (4), Overnight (1)
 3rd week             Shelter volunteers (4), Overnight (1)
 4th week             Shelter volunteers (4), Overnight (1)
5th week              Shelter volunteers (4), Overnight (1)

FRIDAY at St. John Lutheran, FP (main site)                                                          
 1st week             Shelter volunteers (4)   
2nd week            1st & 3rd Shift Site Captain, Shelter volunteers (3), Breakfast & Lunch
3rd week             1st & 3rd Shift Site Captain, Shelter volunteers (4)            
 
We truly appreciate all our volunteers and hope you'll consider joining us in ending homelessness one person, one night at a time.