Room at the Inn COMO

Room at the Inn Shelter Volunteers 2018-2019

Room at the Inn COMO Emergency Winter Shelter

The Room at the Inn Winter Shelter will provide a warm and safe place to sleep during the winter months between the hours of 7:00 pm – 7:00 am

December 9, 2018 through March 8, 2019

Locations:

  • December 9, 2018 through December 22, 2018 - Unitarian Universalist Church – 2615 Shepard Blvd
  • December 23, 2017 through January 5, 2019 – Fairview United Methodist Church – 3200 Chapel Hill Road
  • January 6, 2019 through January 26, 2019 - Broadway Christian Church - 2601 W. Broadway
  • January 27, 2018 through February 9, 2019 - Missouri United Methodist Church - 204 S. Ninth
  • February 10, 2019 through February 16, 2019 - First Presbyterian Church - 16 Hitt St
  • February 17, 2019 through March 2, 2019 - First Baptist Church - 1112 E. Broadway
  • March 3, 2019 through March 8, 2019 - Broadway Christian Church - 2601 W. Broadway

Shelter Shifts:  

Age restrictions: Volunteers during Evening and Morning shifts must be 18 or older, and 23 or older for Overnight shifts.  For Setup, Restoration, and Transition shifts, youth volunteers aged 16-17 are allowed, but must be under the supervision of an adult.  The adult-to-youth ratio should be 5:1.

All volunteers are to sign in at the start of their shift and wear a name tag (First name only)

Setup Hosts 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (need 5 people)

  1. Set up cots and prepare linens for the nights.
  2. Set up food table, prepare snacks and drinks and set them out.
  3. Set out games, cards, books and other entertainment materials. 
  4. Make sure area is clean. 
  5. Assist manager and in-take coordinator as needed. 

Evening Hosts – Short Shift 6:15 pm – 9:30pm (need 2 people- minimum age 18 years old)

  1. Greet and help guests check in as they arrive. 
  2. Coordinate with the guests to set up their sleeping area.
  3. Monitor food table and replenish food and drink as needed.
  4. Visit with the guests and assist as needed.
  5. Assist manager and in-take coordinator as needed. 

Evening Hosts 6:15 pm - 11:30 pm (need 4 people - minimum age 18 years old)

  1. Greet and help guests check in as they arrive. 
  2. Coordinate with the guests to set up their sleeping area.
  3. Monitor food table and replenish food and drink as needed.
  4. Visit with the guests and assist as needed.
  5. Assist manager and in-take coordinator as needed. 

Overnight Hosts 11:15 pm - 5:30 am (need 2 people - minimum age 23 years old)

  1. Visit with the guests and assist as needed. 
  2. Inform manager of any disruptive behavior.
  3. One overnight volunteer may sleep while the other two remain awake.  For Safety, two volunteers must be awake at any given time.
  4. Make coffee in the morning as people begin to wake up. 
  5. Assist manager as needed. 

Morning Hosts 5:15 am – 8:00 am (need 4 people - minimum age 18 years old)

  1. Awake guests. 
  2. Set out breakfast food and drink.
  3. Arrange cots and linens in an orderly fashion.
  4. Clean up food and drink tables and mop floors.
  5. Assist manager as needed.
  6. Pick up, sweep, and mop sleeping area and kitchen.
  7. Place dirty laundry in designated area in preparation for pick-up. 
  8. Notify the laundry coordinator with information on laundry needs

Holiday Breakfast Hosts 5:15 am - 9:30 am (need 5 people - minimum age 18 years old)

  1. Same duties as Morning Hosts except guests may stay for the day. 
  2. Cleaning and organizing as needed. 

Holiday Lunch Hosts 9:15 am - 1:30 pm (need 5 people - minimum age 18 years old)

  1. Visit with guests and serve lunch. 
  2. Cleaning and organizing as needed. 

Holiday Supper Hosts 1:15 pm - 6:30 pm (need 5 people - minimum age 18 years old)

  1. Same duties as Setup Hosts and serve supper.
  2. Cleaning and organizing as needed. 

Transition Days:

  • December 9, 2018 - Storage to Unitarian Universalist Church
  • December 23, 2018 – Unitarian Universalist to Fairview United Methodist Church
  • January 6, 2019 - Fairview United Methodist to Broadway Christian Church
  • January 27, 2019 - Broadway Christian to Missouri United Methodist Church
  • February 10, 2019 - Missouri United Methodist to First Presbyterian
  • February 17, 2019 - First Presbyterian to First Baptist Church
  • March 3, 2019 - First Baptist Church to Broadway Christian Church
  • March 9, 2019 - Broadway Christian Church to Storage

Sign-up to assist with shelter transition through Courtney Daviess at the Heart of Missouri United Way [email protected]

Transition Teams work 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm on Transition Days only   

 

Created by:   Room at the Inn Staff
 



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