ECUMC FP Vols
East Cobb UMC will host our Family Promise Families the week of August 18, 2019.
Volunteer Opportunities- Volunteers are needed to help set up bedrooms and guest areas, prepare and serve meals, spend the night as overnight hosts, load beds and guests' belongings (in plastic rolling tubs) into Family Promise trailer, drive the van to the next host location, and put away ECUMC materials. Additional Details of each duty are provided below.
Reminder: An initial Orientation/Training is required for all who will have direct contact with guests (meals, overnight, activities, etc.) The Family Promise day center/office offers training one evening every month from 7-9 p.m. For details please [email protected] or Camilla at 404-556-5465.
If, you have additional questions contact: Judy Kelley (678-522-1117, firstname.lastname@example.org), Glenda Bell (770-851-4319, email@example.com) or Pastor Kristin Heiden (770-971-3643, firstname.lastname@example.org)
SET-UP Sunday - Unload rollaway beds and plastic rolling tubs from FP van to rooms on lower level of Activities building. Move plastic storage bins, linens, and supplies out of closet and set up rooms for guests. (Questions - contact Glenda Bell (770-851-4319, [email protected])
EVENING HOSTS - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Greet the families when they arrive. Help set up the buffet line, lead the blessing, have dinner with the families, assist the food preparers, store uneaten foods, and clean the kitchen afterwards. Stay until the Overnight Hosts arrive.
DINNER PREP-Prepare dinner for an avg. of 10-16 people (the exact count can be obtained the week before and usually includes evening hosts. Dinner to be served between 6:30-6:45. The following meal guidelines may be helpful:
Meal Tips- The guests typically enjoy:
- Simple but filling meals containing beef or chicken with components of the meal kept separate (for example a taco bar or pasta bar) which allows them to choose what they want and meet the needs of the children
- Salads with added extras like cheese, vegetables, croutons etc. or a base Soup with salad or sandwiches (such as grilled cheese)
- Favorite "take out" meals have included rotisserie chicken, fried chicken, chicken wings and pizza.
- Note- Casseroles can be unpredictable. Avoid pork unless it is on the side (like bacon bits for salad).
- Breakfast meal on Saturday suggestions include fresh fruit along with eggs, pancakes, sausage (non-pork) or potatoes.
- ALLERGY AND DIETARY RESTRICTIONS- this will be advised the week before hosting begins.
Please tell us in the "Notes" section of sign-up what you are planning to serve so we can avoid repeat meals.
OVERNIGHT HOSTS - 8:00 pm - 7:00 am. Spend the evening in the common area game room. Families are to retire at 9:00 to their respective rooms. Be available to answer questions should a need arise during the night. Bring linens for a twin bed, a small flashlight and alarm. The families leave early by 7AM Monday-Friday. On Saturday we ask they be gone by 9:00 AM. On Sunday morning, assist the families in transitioning with getting packed.
TAKE-DOWN Sunday. ([email protected] phone 678-522-1117) Assist the families by providing direction and assistance (if necessary) in take down tasks: strip beds to have linens ready for laundering, load the families' personal bins and cots into the van(beds first), clean and square away the kitchen and refrigerator downstairs, and return classrooms to typical set-up.
LAUNDRY - Pick up linens to be laundered any time after 8:30 AM Sunday. Please wash the linens with detergent and 1/2 cup bleach. Return the clean, folded laundry within 1 month.
|| Kristin Heiden