St. B's

Room in the Inn

GENERAL

St. B’s volunteers host 12 carefully screened homeless guests every Saturday evening through early Sunday morning from November 1 through March 31.  Various helpers are needed to:

  • team up with other volunteers to purchase and prepare a hot dinner plus sack lunches for Sunday
  • Host the guests overnight by sleeping at St. B’s. Hosts usually drive the church vans to and from the Campus for Human Development downtown to pick up and take back our guests. 
  • distribute JeSU items
  • provide breakfast foods for the overnight hosts to serve (do not have to be present to serve)
  • do 3 - 4 loads of laundry (St. B's linens and towels) each week. 

Volunteers may choose to help with one or all of these tasks.  Males and females are equally encouraged to volunteer with each of the tasks. Families are invited to sign up together as well. 

Saturday             Suggested Timeline

5:45 pm            Volunteers arrive to set up and cook
6:10 pm            Drivers depart for RITI
7:00 pm            Guests arrive and set up bedding in gym
7:10 pm            Blessing over dinner, dinner is served, welcome, and rules discussed, etc
8:15 pm            Cleanup is complete, JESU items have been distributed
8:30 pm            Lights out (or whenever seems right)
10:00 pm          Parish Hall closes so that overnight volunteers can get some sleep

 

Sunday           
note: schedule may need to change if a guest needs to be downtown earlier

5:45 am            Overnight volunteers awaken and START THE COFFEE
6:00 am            Awaken guests and solicit assistance with gym cleanup
6:10 am            Breakfast available
6:30 am            Cleanup and load vans for return trip to downtown
6:50 am            Arrival at RITI in time for guests to draw tickets for next night

Other frequently asked questions can be downloaded from this site. If you have specific questions please contact Jim Pichert directly at [email protected]

 

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Date (mm/dd/yyyy CDT) Available Slot
11/03/2018 (Sat.)

Dinner and Sack Lunches Meal Volunteers (4)

Supper clubs, families, individuals, or small groups, serve 12 guests and volunteers.

 
All slots filled
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church (4)

Overnight Hosts & Drivers (2)

Stay overnight as hosts with our guests. Drive the church vans down to the Campus for Human Development to pick up and return guests. Families with children are welcome to host and drive. We need at least 2 adults present. Drivers must be 25 yrs. or older

 
All slots filled
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Jim Pichert

Breakfast (2)

Provide breakfast for 14 people, may deliver to St Bs in advance, no need to be present.

 
All slots filled
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church (2)

Laundry (2)

Launder total of 3-4 loads of St. Bs linens, towels and return laundered items before the following Saturday evening.

 
All slots filled
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church (2)
11/10/2018 (Sat.)

Dinner and Sack Lunches Meal Volunteers (4)

Supper clubs, families, individuals, or small groups, serve 12 guests and volunteers.

 
All slots filled
Shankels, Solareks, Simpsons, and friends (4)
Need Lunches

Overnight Hosts & Drivers (2)

Stay overnight as hosts with our guests. Drive the church vans down to the Campus for Human Development to pick up and return guests. Families with children are welcome to host and drive. We need at least 2 adults present. Drivers must be 25 yrs. or older

 
All slots filled
Dan Simpson and kids
Overnight
Gary Mumme

Breakfast (2)

Provide breakfast for 14 people, may deliver to St Bs in advance, no need to be present.

 
All slots filled
Dan Norem
Jeff Strickland

Laundry (2)

Launder total of 3-4 loads of St. Bs linens, towels and return laundered items before the following Saturday evening.

 
All slots filled
Elizabeth Madeira
Tiffany Villager
11/17/2018 (Sat.)

Dinner and Sack Lunches Meal Volunteers (4)

Supper clubs, families, individuals, or small groups, serve 12 guests and volunteers.

 
All slots filled
Jeff Strickland
Jeff and Audrey
Club 56 (3)

Overnight Hosts & Drivers (2)

Stay overnight as hosts with our guests. Drive the church vans down to the Campus for Human Development to pick up and return guests. Families with children are welcome to host and drive. We need at least 2 adults present. Drivers must be 25 yrs. or older

 
All slots filled
Rick Wood
Ben Pearson

Breakfast (2)

Provide breakfast for 14 people, may deliver to St Bs in advance, no need to be present.

 

Laundry (2)

Launder total of 3-4 loads of St. Bs linens, towels and return laundered items before the following Saturday evening.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Elaine Pearson
11/24/2018 (Sat.)

Dinner and Sack Lunches Meal Volunteers (4)

Supper clubs, families, individuals, or small groups, serve 12 guests and volunteers.

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Claudia Leonor
Beth Ramsay

Overnight Hosts & Drivers (2)

Stay overnight as hosts with our guests. Drive the church vans down to the Campus for Human Development to pick up and return guests. Families with children are welcome to host and drive. We need at least 2 adults present. Drivers must be 25 yrs. or older

 

Breakfast (2)

Provide breakfast for 14 people, may deliver to St Bs in advance, no need to be present.

 
All slots filled
Michelle Brown (2)

Laundry (2)

Launder total of 3-4 loads of St. Bs linens, towels and return laundered items before the following Saturday evening.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Racheal Moore
12/01/2018 (Sat.)

Dinner and Sack Lunches Meal Volunteers (4)

Supper clubs, families, individuals, or small groups, serve 12 guests and volunteers.

 
All slots filled
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church (4)

Overnight Hosts & Drivers (2)

Stay overnight as hosts with our guests. Drive the church vans down to the Campus for Human Development to pick up and return guests. Families with children are welcome to host and drive. We need at least 2 adults present. Drivers must be 25 yrs. or older

 
All slots filled
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Gary Mumme

Breakfast (2)

Provide breakfast for 14 people, may deliver to St Bs in advance, no need to be present.

 
All slots filled
Jeff Strickland
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

Laundry (2)

Launder total of 3-4 loads of St. Bs linens, towels and return laundered items before the following Saturday evening.

 
All slots filled
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church (2)
12/08/2018 (Sat.)

Dinner and Sack Lunches Meal Volunteers (4)

Supper clubs, families, individuals, or small groups, serve 12 guests and volunteers.

 
All slots filled
Kyla and Chas Nichols
Jeramy Williams (3)
I will be bringing about 8 High school juniors and seniors to help

Overnight Hosts & Drivers (2)

Stay overnight as hosts with our guests. Drive the church vans down to the Campus for Human Development to pick up and return guests. Families with children are welcome to host and drive. We need at least 2 adults present. Drivers must be 25 yrs. or older

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Wayne Day

Breakfast (2)

Provide breakfast for 14 people, may deliver to St Bs in advance, no need to be present.

 
All slots filled
Dan Norem
Wayne Day

Laundry (2)

Launder total of 3-4 loads of St. Bs linens, towels and return laundered items before the following Saturday evening.

 
All slots filled
Elizabeth Madeira
Racheal Moore
12/15/2018 (Sat.)

Dinner and Sack Lunches Meal Volunteers (4)

Supper clubs, families, individuals, or small groups, serve 12 guests and volunteers.

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Lisa and Andrew Smithen

Overnight Hosts & Drivers (2)

Stay overnight as hosts with our guests. Drive the church vans down to the Campus for Human Development to pick up and return guests. Families with children are welcome to host and drive. We need at least 2 adults present. Drivers must be 25 yrs. or older

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Justin Taliaferro

Breakfast (2)

Provide breakfast for 14 people, may deliver to St Bs in advance, no need to be present.

 
All slots filled
Racheal Moore
Leslie Tomlinson

Laundry (2)

Launder total of 3-4 loads of St. Bs linens, towels and return laundered items before the following Saturday evening.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Lisa and Andrew Smithen
12/22/2018 (Sat.)

Dinner and Sack Lunches Meal Volunteers (4)

Supper clubs, families, individuals, or small groups, serve 12 guests and volunteers.

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Jeff Strickland
Jeff and Audrey

Overnight Hosts & Drivers (2)

Stay overnight as hosts with our guests. Drive the church vans down to the Campus for Human Development to pick up and return guests. Families with children are welcome to host and drive. We need at least 2 adults present. Drivers must be 25 yrs. or older

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Ben Pearson

Breakfast (2)

Provide breakfast for 14 people, may deliver to St Bs in advance, no need to be present.

 

Laundry (2)

Launder total of 3-4 loads of St. Bs linens, towels and return laundered items before the following Saturday evening.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Elaine Pearson
12/29/2018 (Sat.)

Dinner and Sack Lunches Meal Volunteers (4)

Supper clubs, families, individuals, or small groups, serve 12 guests and volunteers.

 

Overnight Hosts & Drivers (2)

Stay overnight as hosts with our guests. Drive the church vans down to the Campus for Human Development to pick up and return guests. Families with children are welcome to host and drive. We need at least 2 adults present. Drivers must be 25 yrs. or older

 
All slots filled
James Poag (2)

Breakfast (2)

Provide breakfast for 14 people, may deliver to St Bs in advance, no need to be present.

 

Laundry (2)

Launder total of 3-4 loads of St. Bs linens, towels and return laundered items before the following Saturday evening.

 
01/05/2019 (Sat.)

Dinner and Sack Lunches Meal Volunteers (4)

Supper clubs, families, individuals, or small groups, serve 12 guests and volunteers.

 
All slots filled
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church (4)

Overnight Hosts & Drivers (2)

Stay overnight as hosts with our guests. Drive the church vans down to the Campus for Human Development to pick up and return guests. Families with children are welcome to host and drive. We need at least 2 adults present. Drivers must be 25 yrs. or older

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

Breakfast (2)

Provide breakfast for 14 people, may deliver to St Bs in advance, no need to be present.

 
All slots filled
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church (2)

Laundry (2)

Launder total of 3-4 loads of St. Bs linens, towels and return laundered items before the following Saturday evening.

 
All slots filled
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church (2)
01/12/2019 (Sat.)

Dinner and Sack Lunches Meal Volunteers (4)

Supper clubs, families, individuals, or small groups, serve 12 guests and volunteers.

 
2 of 4 slots filled
David Edwards
and kathy
Beth and Doug Heimburger

Overnight Hosts & Drivers (2)

Stay overnight as hosts with our guests. Drive the church vans down to the Campus for Human Development to pick up and return guests. Families with children are welcome to host and drive. We need at least 2 adults present. Drivers must be 25 yrs. or older

 
All slots filled
Gary Mumme/ David Edwards
Driver
Wayne Day

Breakfast (2)

Provide breakfast for 14 people, may deliver to St Bs in advance, no need to be present.

 
All slots filled
Racheal Moore
Wayne Day

Laundry (2)

Launder total of 3-4 loads of St. Bs linens, towels and return laundered items before the following Saturday evening.

 
All slots filled
Elizabeth Madeira
Kathy and David Edwards
01/19/2019 (Sat.)

Dinner and Sack Lunches Meal Volunteers (4)

Supper clubs, families, individuals, or small groups, serve 12 guests and volunteers.

 
All slots filled
Michelle Becker (4)
Supper Club

Overnight Hosts & Drivers (2)

Stay overnight as hosts with our guests. Drive the church vans down to the Campus for Human Development to pick up and return guests. Families with children are welcome to host and drive. We need at least 2 adults present. Drivers must be 25 yrs. or older

 
All slots filled
Rick Wood
Ben Pearson

Breakfast (2)

Provide breakfast for 14 people, may deliver to St Bs in advance, no need to be present.

 
All slots filled
Dan Norem
Michelle Becker
Supper Club

Laundry (2)

Launder total of 3-4 loads of St. Bs linens, towels and return laundered items before the following Saturday evening.

 
All slots filled
Elaine Pearson
Racheal Moore
01/26/2019 (Sat.)

Dinner and Sack Lunches Meal Volunteers (4)

Supper clubs, families, individuals, or small groups, serve 12 guests and volunteers.