Project Home

Family Shelter at Fairmount Avenue UMC

In September, Fairmount Avenue United Methodist Church, located at 1523 Fairmount Avenue in St. Paul, will be hosting Project Home, a program of Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul. During this month, we provide emergency shelter space and volunteer support for families facing homelessness in Ramsey County. Project Home is hosted at two different area faith communities each month and provides up to 20 emergency shelter beds at each host site. Most of our guests are children.

Project Home is almost completely run by volunteers. We encourage you to sign up and serve as Evening or Overnight Host to provide hospitality to these families in need. We can’t do this vital work without you!

Evening Shelter Hosts help from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Main responsibilities include greeting shelter guests, preparing and serving a healthy evening snack (items provided), playing and reading with teens and children, conversing with guests, and orienting the overnight shelter hosts.

Overnight Shelter Hosts help from 8pm to 7:00am on weekdays and until 9:00am on weekends (and holidays). Main responsibilities include playing and reading with teens and children, conversing with guests, securing the facility before bedtime, waking up guests, preparing and serving a light breakfast (items provided), and securing the facility after guests have left for the day.

Detailed evening and overnight volunteer job descriptions and a volunteer training slide show can be found HERE.

*Special note: Project Home families can earn three weekend passes each month by meeting their budgeting & savings goals, and working on their housing plan. If you volunteer for a Friday or Saturday night we may have fewer guests than normal. You will be reached by phone and/or email on the afternoon of your shift with an update on the number of guests we expect that night.

For more information, please reach out to Sara Liegl, Project Home Director, at [email protected].

Related files:
Evening Volunteer Job Description.pdf (118KB pdf)
One page description of Evening Host duties at Project Home family shelters.
Overnight Volunteer Job Description.pdf (119KB pdf)
One page description of Overnight Host duties at Project Home family shelters.

Created by:   Sara Liegl
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Time (CDT) Volunteer Opportunities
08/30/2019 (Fri.) 10:30am - 12:30pm  

Move In Helper (6)

 
All slots filled
Kirsten Herkenhoff (2)
One adult, one youth
Linda Sootsman
Kristin Matthews Long
Dave Hokanson
I can swing by between 11:30 and 12:30 (can't be there whole time)
Steven Wertz
5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
All slots filled
Carol Hokanson (2)
8:00pm - 9:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
All slots filled
Andrew Lubar
Linda Sootsman
08/31/2019 (Sat.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
All slots filled
Wendy Alan
Steven Wertz
8:00pm - 9:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
All slots filled
Scott Wendell
Linda Sootsman
09/01/2019 (Sun.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
All slots filled
Carol Hokanson (2)
8:00pm - 7:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
All slots filled
Dave Hokanson
Rob Koontz
09/02/2019 (Mon.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
All slots filled
Nita Hanson (2)
With Brian Hanson
8:00pm - 7:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
All slots filled
Linda Sootsman (2)
+ Friend
09/03/2019 (Tue.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
All slots filled
Muriel Olson
Bonnie Beverly
8:00pm - 7:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
All slots filled
Tom Ihlenfeldt
Lynn Ihlenfeldt
09/04/2019 (Wed.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
All slots filled
Linda Hucke
Mary Ford
8:00pm - 7:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
All slots filled
Vashawn Campbell
Brad Neuhauser
09/05/2019 (Thu.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
All slots filled
Shawna Horn
Linda Sootsman
8:00pm - 7:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
All slots filled
Aaron Buesing
Dave Hokanson
09/06/2019 (Fri.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
All slots filled
Julie Jochum Gartrell
Annette Bryant
8:00pm - 9:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
All slots filled
Annette Bryant
Linda Sootsman
09/07/2019 (Sat.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
All slots filled
Kristin Matthews Long
Carol Hokanson
8:00pm - 9:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Annette Bryant
09/08/2019 (Sun.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
All slots filled
Michael Tortorello (2)
8:00pm - 7:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
All slots filled
Michelle Brackins
Vashawn Campbell
09/09/2019 (Mon.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
All slots filled
Nita Hanson
With Brian Hanson
Steven Wertz
8:00pm - 7:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
All slots filled
Kate HAVELIN
I'm not part of a church group; Mary Jean Mulherin told me you needed volunteers
Vashawn Campbell
09/10/2019 (Tue.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
All slots filled
Curt & Betty Gumbrell (2)
8:00pm - 7:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
All slots filled
Brad Neuhauser
Vashawn Campbell
09/11/2019 (Wed.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
All slots filled
Ashton Horsley
Steven Wertz
8:00pm - 7:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Vashawn Campbell
09/12/2019 (Thu.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
All slots filled
Wendy Alan
Frank Caulfield
8:00pm - 7:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
All slots filled
Shawna Horn
Debra Johnson
09/13/2019 (Fri.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
All slots filled
Frank Caulfield
Elaine Lee
8:00pm - 9:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Andrew Lubar
09/14/2019 (Sat.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
All slots filled
Carol Hokanson
Steven Wertz
8:00pm - 9:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
All slots filled
Margaret Langer
Jen Koontz
09/15/2019 (Sun.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
All slots filled
Judy Thielen
plus 2
Elaine Lee
I am 1 of Judy's 2
8:00pm - 7:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
All slots filled
Brad Neuhauser
Cindy Radtke
09/16/2019 (Mon.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Nita Hanson
With Brian Hanson
8:00pm - 7:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
All slots filled
Margaret Langer
Tom Weber
09/17/2019 (Tue.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
All slots filled
Margaret Langer
Linda Sootsman
8:00pm - 7:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
All slots filled
Linda Sootsman
Vashawn Campbell
09/18/2019 (Wed.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
All slots filled
Cindy Radtke
will help w/kids who go to Wed School
'Dave Hokanson
8:00pm - 7:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Brad Neuhauser
09/19/2019 (Thu.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
All slots filled
Ashton Horsley
Linda Lindeke
8:00pm - 7:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Shawna Horn
09/20/2019 (Fri.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
8:00pm - 9:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
All slots filled
David Ingold (2)
09/21/2019 (Sat.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
All slots filled
Muriel Olson
Wendy Alan
8:00pm - 9:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Cindy Radtke
09/22/2019 (Sun.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
All slots filled
Michael Tortorello (2)
8:00pm - 7:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
09/23/2019 (Mon.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Karen Caron
8:00pm - 7:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Ryan Evanson
09/24/2019 (Tue.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
All slots filled
Margaret Langer
Peter Truitt
8:00pm - 7:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
09/25/2019 (Wed.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
All slots filled
Cindy Radtke
Electronic Input for 2019 Planning
Janelle and Matt Anderson
Janelle and Maizie Anderson
8:00pm - 7:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
All slots filled
Janelle and Matt Anderson
Matt Anderson
Ryan Evanson
09/26/2019 (Thu.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Ashton Horsley
8:00pm - 7:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
All slots filled
Dave Hokanson
Aaron Buesing
09/27/2019 (Fri.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
All slots filled
Margaret Langer
Linda Lindeke
8:00pm - 9:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
09/28/2019 (Sat.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Margaret Langer
8:00pm - 9:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
09/29/2019 (Sun.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Margaret Langer
8:00pm - 7:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
09/30/2019 (Mon.) 5:30pm - 8:30pm  

Evening Host (2)

 

Pack Night Helper (2)

Clean toys, pack supplies & food

 
8:00pm - 7:30am  

Overnight Volunteer (2)

 
10/01/2019 (Tue.) 8:30am - 10:30am  

Move Out Helper (6)

Help take down rooms, pack up supplies & load truck

 
4 of 6 slots filled
Cindy Bevier (2)
Mark Seeley will help, too.
Bonnie Beverly
Mike Rowe
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