Calvary Room in the Inn

Calvary Episcopal Church Room In the Inn Winter 2020-21

We at Calvary Episcopal Church are excited to host ROOM IN THE INN for our FIFTH SEASON OF EMERGENCY WINTER SHELTER in partnership with Room in the Inn- Memphis! RITI- Memphis connects people experiencing homelessness in our city with over 50 congregations / faith groups to provide holy hospitality.  Each group hosts a different night and welcomes 12-15 guests at a time.  We will host EVERY SUNDAY night from November to March.  We will transport our guests to Calvary from Carpenter House located at 212 N Second Street, prepare and share dinner, offer access to Calvary's Clothes Closet, provide a warm, safe place to sleep and a quick breakfast with a snack to-go.  We welcome donations of travel size toiletry items. There are various ways that you can help make this ministry a success. 

Please look over the volunteer opportunities below and help Calvary in making God's love visible in downtown Memphis. View this short video about Calvary's Room in the Inn. If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Betty Jo Dulaney, Terri DulaneyTodd Goforth, Anna Gregory, Paige Whittle or Mary Jane Viar.  

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Date (mm/dd/yyyy CDT) Location Available Slot
(Sun. 5:00pm - 6:30am)
Calvary Episcopal Church 

RITI Volunteer Coordinator

Supervise set up and preparations for the arrival of our guests. Assist other volunteers to make evening flow smoothly. Address any guests or volunteer concerns. Time needed 4 pm to 7:30 pm


Cook Evening Meal Entree

Prepares entree to feed 10 people. Deliver entree to coordinator at parking lot entrance with awning by 5:30. Dinner served at 6 pm.


Cook Evening Meal Side

Prepare side dish for 10 guests. Deliver to coordinator by 5:30 at the parking lot entrance with the awning. Dinner served at 6 pm.


Bring Dessert for Evening Meal

Bring dessert for 10 people. Deliver to the coordinator by 5:30 to the parking lot entrance with the awning.


Bring Drinks for Evening Meal

Brings drinks for 10 guests. Deliver individual bottled waters, sweet tea, Coke, Sprite, etc to coordinator by 5:30 at the parking lot entrance with the awning. Dinner served at 6 pm.


Transportation to Calvary

Drive guests in a fancy new van with lots of plexiglass for safety from 409 Ayers to Calvary. Pick them up at 5:30


Severs/Greeters (4)

Wearing masks, gloves and googles serve our guests dinner in the Great Hall. Distribute toiletry and clothing items to guests. Clean up after dinner. Arrive by 5:30 and usually leave by 7:00.


Breakfast crew (2)

Provide breakfast for 8 guests. Items suggested are individually wrapped breakfast biscuits, pastry and yogurts, hard boiled eggs or breakfast sandwiches / casseroles. Deliver by 5:30 pm to coordinator at parking lot entrance with the awning.


Snack bags

Bring 8 snack bags with bag containing bottled water, fruit, soft/chewy granola bar. Deliver by 5:30 pm to coordinator at the parking lot entrance with the awning.

L Rogers, A Linnevers & K Rogers

Overnight crew (2)

Stay overnight with our guests at Calvary. Arrive at 7:00pm. Make sure all doors are locked and lights out at 10 pm. Set up breakfast at 5:30 am. Wake guests by 6 am for departure from Calvary by 6:30 am. We must have one male overnight volunteer.


Morning Clean up crew (2)

Laundry bags set aside for Laundry Crew to take and wash. Disinfect and put away mattresses and pillows. Wipe down tables in Great Hall. Take out trash. Return smoke bucket to Tucker. Arrive at Calvary at 6:30 am Monday morning. Usually takes 1 hour.


Laundry crew

Pick up laundry from Calvary, wash and return to Calvary.


Set up Crew (4)

Arrive at 4:pm. Arrange mattresses in the Great Hall. Make beds for our guests to sleep. Place a chair by each bed. Set the dinner table for 8 guests in Great Hall.

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L Rogers, A Linnevers & K Rogers (3)
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