St. Mary Magdalen
Thank you for volunteering with the Severe Weather Network 2019! St. Mary Magdalen volunteers will staff and support the Severe Weather Center (located at Chilson Hills Church) from the evening of March 10 through the morning of March 17, 2019.
Training: If you were trained last year, you will not need to complete the online training course unless you would like to review it as a refresher. If you are new and would like to volunteer for a position that requires training, please select the following: SWN Training 2019
GUEST REGISTRATION/CHECK IN - 5:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Up to 2 Volunteers) (REQUIRES TRAINING)
Welcome guests to the Center. Register each guest. Complete a search of guests' bags. For new guests: Have them complete New Guest Registration forms, assist them if needed by familiarizing them with the SWN Center, assigning each new guest a cot.
MEAL PREPARATION (Chefs): (Up to 3 volunteers) (NO Training Necessary)
Prepare a meal for up to 15 people, including guests and volunteers. Meals should be nourishing, but simple. Some dinner suggestions include, heavy soups, casseroles, lasagna, chicken/rice, etc.) A salad and/or vegetable, bread and a simple dessert (cookies, brownies, cupcakes, fruit) may be included. Please note that all leftovers will need to be removed from the SWN Center that same evening as there is no place to store the leftover food. Dinners should be delivered to the SWN Center hot at 5:45 p.m.
Please place your email address in the Note/Comment Section to coordinate with others on Meal Prep that evening. Enter final menu in Note/Comment Section so that other groups do not prepare the same meals.
DINNER SERVERS/EVENING CHAPERONES: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (2-4 Volunteers) (REQIRES TRAINING)
Set up for dinner. Dinner is served between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. Clear dinner items and remain at the shelter as an evening chaperone until 10pm when overnight chaperones have arrived.
OVERNIGHT CHAPERONES: 9:45 p.m. to 7:15 a.m. (At least one female and one male) (REQUIRES TRAINING)
The overnight chaperones are responsible to ensure the safety and comfort of the guests. The chaperones will sleep in shifts with one volunteer always awake throughout the night. Chaperones will have emergency on call number for the SWN Coordinator. Overnight chaperones will make coffee, prepare the guest "grab and go" breakfast table by 6:00am. Ensure all guests are awake and ready to check out of the Center by 7:00 a.m.
ON CALL LAUNDRY - On call laundry volunteers will be notified if bedding and towels are in need of laundering. If so, volunteers will pick up the laundry bags at the church entrance doors after 8:00 a.m. and return to the center by 4:00 p.m. the same day. Laundry is done on an as-needed basis.
Location: Chilson Hills Baptist Church, 4440 Brighton Rd, Howell, MI 48843