2021 Warming Center
Be a part of the team that runs the Mobile Shower Service at the Warming Center. Full Personal Protective Equipment (masks, gloves, face shields, hand sanitizer, plexiglass barriers) will be provided on-site by WAVE Project.
Volunteers are responsible for:
- Assisting with daily setup/breakdown.
- Asking COVID-19 screening questions and taking temperatures.
- Cleaning an assigned area (showers/restrooms).
Shower truck volunteers will spend most (if not all) of their time outside, so make sure to dress warm! If you have concerns about volunteering for the Warming Center because of the risk of COVID-19 transmission, this is a role that has less interation with others and takes place outside.
We need at least two volunteers in order to operate the Shower Truck, so if you see a night with less than two volunteers, that's the best place to sign up. We are also looking for volunteers who are willing to be contacted to be a sub if a volunteer is not able to make their scheduled shift.
**Note that Showers on Sundays will take place in the afternoon, not the evening.**
Training for the Shower truck will take place at the beginning of your volunteer shift, but if you would like to learn more about the Warming Center in general, and hear about the new safety protocols this year, we will have a Training Sunday January 17th from 12:30-2:00pm on Zoom. Meeting link will be sent to all volunteers prior to the Training.
There are also two Towel Laundry volunteer spots available, one for the week of Feb. 8 and one for the week of Feb. 15. This involves picking up dirty towels after each shower night, washing and drying them, then bringing them back proir to the next shower night. (More details provided after signing up.)
Volunteers are encouraged to get a COVID test prior to their volunteer shift.
Free drive through COVID testing is avaialble through Oakland County. In addition, COVID testing for volunteers is also available at 11:30am on Thursday Jan. 21 and Thursday Feb. 4 at the Welcome Inn in Royal Oak. Email your name, age, gender, birthday, and race/ethnicity to [email protected] by 7pm on Wednesday Jan. 20 or Feb. 3 to sign up for a Thursday test. Enter through red door from back parking lot closest to Crooks: 1717 W. 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI.
***Link to our Warming Center Training video: https://youtu.be/hm4QmCmlxVM
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