HART of Folsom Winter Shelter
January 23 - January 29
Disciples Church is continuing our annual partnership with HART of Folsom to offer temporary, emergency shelter for homeless people in Folsom this winter. We will provide volunteers to staff the larger host site at Oak Hills Church the week of January 23-29.
There are several ways you can volunteer to help during this week: greeting guests as they arrive, providing food for dinner or breakfast, staying overnight with the guests, and many other ways.
Click the link above to sign-up today. The link should take you directly to our sign up sheet, but confirm that you are on the “Jan 23-39 Disciples” tab before signing up.
We need volunteers for the following positions each day of the week that we are staffing the Oak Hills site:
Greeters, 5:00pm – 7:00pm: Help set up site for guests. Make coffee, Set out items for meals. Provide hospitality to guests during dinner. Coordinate with HART volunteers at site. Depending on site, assist with laundry and showers.
Shower Team, 5:30pm – 8:00pm: Verify shower is operating properly, oversee guest showers and provide toiletries, clean/disinfect surfaces after shower time.
Guest & Towel Laundry, 5:30pm – 8:00pm: Using shelter site laundry facilities, wash/dry clothing and towels of guests taking showers.
Dinner Volunteers, 6:00pm – 7:30pm: Bring parts of dinner as specified on each day’s sign up. The main dish will be provided by a local restaurant on Monday (Chick-fil-A), Tuesday (The Dam Place), Wednesday (Chicago Fire) and Thursday (Visconti’s) each week. When a restaurant is providing part of the dinner, the signup indicates what the volunteer needs to bring. Serve dinner to our guests – a maximum of 20 people. Arrive at the site by 6:00pm for dinner service at 6:15pm. Clean up and please take home any extra food.
Breakfast Drop-Off, Sunday only, 6:15pm – 7:15pm: Provide supplies for a to-go breakfast for the guests. We will provide you a list of specific breakfast items to bring. Plan to bring all non-perishable breakfast food items for the entire week to the shelter site on Sunday unless other arrangements are made with the host site leader.
Overnight Supervision, 7:45pm – 6:45am: Supervise the shelter overnight. Arrive at facility, take turns sleeping, and ensure that all is safe and secure during the night. Start coffee and help ready guests for pick up in the morning. Hand off to HART morning team at 6:45am.
Click the link above to sign-up today. The link should take you directly to our sign up sheet, but confirm that you are on the “Jan 23-29 Disciples” tab before signing up.