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PADS Shelter Volunteers needed

Shelter volunteer

We are in need of amazing volunteers to help staff our shelter sites in the OPRF and surrounding areas. Please contact Emily Aker for questions or to sign up for Volunteer Training (see below) at shelter@westsuburbanpads.org or 708/338-1724 x228.

SECOND SHIFT: 10:30 PM TO 5:00 AM
• On-site volunteering at shelter sites in Oak Park and surrounding area churches
• Site security -walk through building and sleeping areas every 20 minutes.
• Monitor rest rooms.
• Register late arriving guests if space allows
• Reheat dinners/prepare sandwiches for late arrivals
• Handle any situations that may arise (health, medical)
• Prepare coffee for breakfast shift.
• Wake up guests who request early wake up calls.
• Complete shift log
• Communicate with third shift personnel who relieve second shift volunteers.

THIRD SHIFT: 5:00 AM TO 7:30 AM
• On-site volunteering at shelter sites in Oak Park and surrounding area churches
• Wake up all guests at 5:30 AM
• Monitor use of restrooms and smoke breaks
• Oversee guest clean-up, disinfecting and putting away pads, pillows, blankets.
• Oversee guest disposal of dirty linens for laundry crew.
• Set up and serve simple breakfast at 6:00 AM
• Return guest ID cards and provide sack lunches as guests leave.
• Check building to ensure all guests have exited by 6:45 AM
• Remove garbage, clean sleeping room, bathrooms and kitchen.

Trainings for NEW volunteers!
Monday, November 7: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Tuesday, November 15: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Location: Berwyn Public Library, 2701 S. Harlem Ave, 2nd floor Community Room

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