We expect to receive many applications this summer and will do our very best to accommodate everyone. However, please be aware that there is a small chance we may not be able to place you if your shift choices are particularly popular. This happens because we can only handle a limited number of volunteers at a time, and some shifts will inevitably receive more interest than others.
Description of Shifts:
Breakfast: 6:30 am - 9:15 am (7:30am-10:00am on Saturday and Sunday)
Dinner: 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm
Evening: 8:45 pm - 11:15 pm
Overnight: 11:00 pm - 9:15 am (11:00pm - 10:00am on Saturday and Sunday)
Breakfast - Come in bright and early to greet our guests! You'll be making breakfast and helping to clean the shelter after all the guests leave at 8:00 am on weekdays or 9:00 am on weekends.
Dinner - You'll be cooking and serving dinner, talking with guests, and perhaps picking up food from one of the many places that donate to us.
Evening - You'll be helping to serve food and clean the kitchen after dinner. This is also a relaxed time to visit with guests as they prepare for bed.
Overnight - Overnight shifts are the longest but most rewarding. You will find yourself a jack-of-all-trades, with jobs including cooking food, doing laundry, and supervising the shelter space. You'll get to hang out with other volunteers and night-owl guests! Don't worry: we take turns sleeping! We divide the night into three sub-shifts, and you will be asleep for two of the three. There is a staff room with several beds, so you'll be able to sleep 5-6 hours over the course of the night.