PADS is an acronym for Public Action to Deliver Shelter. The goal of the program is to provide hospitality, food, and emergency shelter for homeless people from October 1 through April 30 of each year. The sites are staffed entirely by volunteers, who prepare, supervise, and clean sleeping accommodations and provide, prepare, and offer dinner, breakfast, and a sack lunch - all in a welcoming, supportive, safe environment. Christus Victor is a PADS site on Tuesday evenings. During the summer months, we also offer Summer Suppers on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month.
Every year Christus Victor sends out a request for volunteers to help us in the most difficult areas in this ministry, namely the 2nd shift, 3rd shift, and Clean-Up shift. We realize that these hours are difficult, which is why the people who work these shifts are so very special. These are ONCE A MONTH obligations (or if we get enough volunteers, it could be once every other month!) Please prayerfully consider helping in any of these ways. Here is what we need:
2nd Shift volunteers: 2nd shift is from 11 PM to 3 AM We need both men and women for this shift, but especially women. You would be partnered with 1-2 others to man the site while the guests sleep and make the guests' lunches during the down time.
3rd Shift volunteers: 3rd shift is from 3 AM to 7 AM. We need both men and women for this shift, but especially women. You would be partnered with 1-2 others to man the site while the guests sleep, wake the guests, and put out the breakfast items: pastries, cereals, yogurt, etc. You would also make sure all prepared lunches are given out to the guests as they leave.
Clean-Up volunteers: This shift is from 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM. You would be partnered with several other people to vacuum, clean the bathrooms and kitchen, put away the pads, bag up the linens, etc.
To volunteer or have questions please contact Ann DeBartolo