Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)

2019 Shelter Week (Daytime & Overnight Volunteers)

The Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) helps families who are seeking permanent housing by giving them shelter and three meals a day, through the hospitality of different churches and synagogues.

St. Cassian Church will be hosting the families during the week of February 17 through February 24.  The parish community has worked together for many years to make this outreach a success.  Below is a list of shifts available for daytime volunteers and volunteers who are able to stay overnight.

The main goal is for our volunteers to be helpful to our clients and provide any assistance as needed.  This may include helping to watch the children, help with homework, or engage in age-appropriate games. About a week prior, we will find out the ages of the children, if any, that will be staying with us.  Toys and activities will be available, but feel free to bring activities of your own!  If you plan on bringing your child(ren), please provide their ages, and be available to supervise your children as well as the children they engage with.  

During meals, volunteers are encouraged to share a meal with our guests.  It is important to be mindful that while some guests welcome conversation, other guests may be more reluctant to socialize.  We want to make our guests feel as comfortable as we can and will respect their wishes.

Monday & Saturday volunteers:  Please note that due to weekend and holiday schedules, there is a possibility that all families will out of the building as we try to be flexible to the circumstances of each individual.  If volunteers are not needed during specific time frames, they will be contacted about their canceled shifts.

Thank you in advance for your help with providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere for the families we will be serving.

There will be a training and info session for volunteers (who will be interacting with our guests) on Wednesday, February 13 at 7pm in Larkin Hall.

 

Location: School Gym

Created by:   Lee Ann Rivera
 

Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Time (EDT) Available Slot
02/17/2019 (Sun.) 2:00pm - 4:00pm  

First Day: Late Afternoon

Welcome guests. Be present to engage with children and parents.

 
4:00pm - 6:00pm  

First Day: Early Evening

Be present to engage with children and parents.

 
6:00pm - 8:30pm  

First Day: Late Evening

Be present to engage with children and parents. Dinner is served between 6:00 & 6:30pm and available for for guests and volunteers. Volunteers can help clean up dinner before the end of their shift.

 
8:30pm - 7:00am  

Overnight

1-2 volunteers needed to share a tent for an overnight stay to be available for any medical emergencies or to assist with the needs of the guests.

 
02/18/2019 (Mon.) 7:00am - 10:00am  

Weekend/Holiday: Early Morning

Be present to engage with children and parents. Breakfast is expected to arrive at 7:00am for guests and volunteers. Volunteers can help clean up breakfast before the end of their shift.

 
10:00am - 12:00pm  

Weekend/Holiday: Late Morning

Be present to engage with children and parents. Lunch is expected to arrive at 11:30am for guests and volunteers.

 
12:00pm - 2:00pm  

Weekend/Holiday: Early Afternoon

Be present to engage with children and parents. Lunch is expected to arrive at 11:30am for guests and volunteers. Volunteers can help clean up lunch before the end of their shift.

 
2:00pm - 4:00pm  

Weekend/Holiday: Late Afternoon

Be present to engage with children and parents.

 
4:00pm - 6:00pm  

Weekend/Holiday: Early Evening

Be present to engage with children and parents.

 
6:00pm - 8:30pm  

Weekend/Holiday: Late Evening

Be present to engage with children and parents. Dinner is served between 6:00 & 6:30pm and available for for guests and volunteers. Volunteers can help clean up dinner before the end of their shift.

 
8:30pm - 7:15am  

Overnight

1-2 volunteers needed to share a tent for an overnight stay to be available for any medical emergencies or to assist with the needs of the guests.

 
02/19/2019 (Tue.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Weekday: Evening

Be present to engage with children and parents. Dinner is served between 6:00 & 6:30pm and available for guests and volunteers. Volunteers can help clean up dinner before the end of their shift.

 
8:30pm - 7:15am  

Overnight

1-2 volunteers needed to share a tent for an overnight stay to be available for any medical emergencies or to assist with the needs of the guests.

 
02/20/2019 (Wed.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Weekday: Evening

Be present to engage with children and parents. Dinner is served between 6:00 & 6:30pm and available for guests and volunteers. Volunteers can help clean up dinner before the end of their shift.

 
8:30pm - 7:15am  

Overnight

1-2 volunteers needed to share a tent for an overnight stay to be available for any medical emergencies or to assist with the needs of the guests.

 
02/21/2019 (Thu.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Weekday: Evening

Be present to engage with children and parents. Dinner is served between 6:00 & 6:30pm and available for guests and volunteers. Volunteers can help clean up dinner before the end of their shift.

 
8:30pm - 7:15am  

Overnight

1-2 volunteers needed to share a tent for an overnight stay to be available for any medical emergencies or to assist with the needs of the guests.

 
02/22/2019 (Fri.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Weekday: Evening

Be present to engage with children and parents. Dinner is served between 6:00 & 6:30pm and available for guests and volunteers. Volunteers can help clean up dinner before the end of their shift.

 
8:30pm - 7:00am  

Overnight

1-2 volunteers needed to share a tent for an overnight stay to be available for any medical emergencies or to assist with the needs of the guests.

 
02/23/2019 (Sat.) 7:00am - 10:00am  

Weekend/Holiday: Early Morning

Be present to engage with children and parents. Breakfast is expected to arrive at 7:00am for guests and volunteers. Volunteers can help clean up breakfast before the end of their shift.

 
10:00am - 12:00pm  

Weekend/Holiday: Late Morning

Be present to engage with children and parents. Lunch is expected to arrive at 11:30am for guests and volunteers.

 
12:00pm - 2:00pm  

Weekend/Holiday: Early Afternoon

Be present to engage with children and parents. Lunch is expected to arrive at 11:30am for guests and volunteers. Volunteers can help clean up lunch before the end of their shift.

 
2:00pm - 4:00pm  

Weekend/Holiday: Late Afternoon

Be present to engage with children and parents.

 
4:00pm - 6:00pm  

Weekend/Holiday: Early Evening

Be present to engage with children and parents.

 
6:00pm - 8:30pm  

Weekend/Holiday: Late Evening

Be present to engage with children and parents. Dinner is served between 6:00 & 6:30pm and available for for guests and volunteers. Volunteers can help clean up dinner before the end of their shift.

 
8:30pm - 7:00am  

Overnight

1-2 volunteers needed to share a tent for an overnight stay to be available for any medical emergencies or to assist with the needs of the guests.

 
02/24/2019 (Sun.) 7:00am - 10:00am  

Last Day: Early Morning

Be present and engage with children and parents. Breakfast is expected to arrive at 7:00am for guests and volunteers. Volunteers can clean up breakfast before the end of their shift.

 
10:00am - 1:00pm  

Last Day: Late Morning

Be present and engage with children and adults. Guests and clients are welcome to prepare their own lunch using the remaining food in the kitchen. Assist with clean up needs.

 


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