“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” - Mahatma Gandhi
COMMUNITY COLD WEATHER SHELTER OPENS NOVEMBER 1, 2016
The shelter’s success this season will represent a huge step in bringing the need in our community to light, serving those in need, and gaining community support for the shelter. Community volunteers LIKE YOU are vital to building a community ran shelter that supports and serves its neighbors in times of need.
CLICK LINK BELOW TO REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER:
For community members who do not have access to the internet or would prefer to register via email or phone, please call (316)323-4122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHELTER GUESTS FAQS:
How do I know if the shelter will be open for the night? The shelter depends on volunteers. We hope to be open each night November 1- March 31. If there is ever a night there is not enough volunteers, it will be posted on the shelter door. Guests can also call (316)452-1702 starting at 8pm each night to confirm the shelter will open.
What time can I arrive? Guest check-in is 8:30-10:00pm each night. Guests will not be admitted after 10:00pm.
Can I bring my children? Children may stay at the shelter if accompanied by a parent or guardian. (Children 8 years of age and older are permitted to serve with parents and/or guardians volunteering at the shelter.)
How many guests will the shelter hold? The shelter allows 10 guests per night. Guests are admitted on a first come, first served basis.
What is Guest “Give Back”? It takes a community to run the shelter! We ask each guest to be responsible for wiping down their own cot and stripping their own bed. Guests are encouraged to assist with additional housekeeping duties required to run the shelter.
NOTE: Shelter staff and volunteers reserve the right to refuse service to anyone exhibiting signs of hostility, aggression, or appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
DAILY SHELTER SCHEDULE:
8:00 PM: Shift 1Volunteers Arrive
8:30 PM–10:00 PM: Guest Check-In
11:00 PM: Lights Out/Bedtime
12:00 AM: Shift 2 Volunteers Arrive
7:00 AM: Lights On/Guests Get Up
7:00 AM- 8:00AM: Guest “Give Back” Responsibilities (wipe down cot, strip bedding, etc.) & Guest Check-Out
8:00 AM: Prayer group