Since 1997, members of the parish have provided dinner, breakfast, showers, conversation and a warm place to sleep to 12 homeless men every Monday during the months of December through March. This is the last available spot to volunteer with Room in the Inn until December and they have asked if the Young Adults would be willing to fill this need!
Below is a schedule of the volunteer duties (~8 - 10 volunteers are needed):
5:00 PM Volunteers arrive, set up sleeping area with materials provided and start food preparation.
6:00 Pick up 12 men at Urban Ministry Center on North College St. 3-4 cars are needed. ( I need to verify if the young adults will need to do this or if other volunteers are handling this task.)
6:30 Dinner - Prayer before the meal
7:30 Clean Up
8:00 Volunteers leave (then volunteers that will stay overnight with the guests will arrive)
We are responsible for providing the meal for the 12 guests and the dozen or so volunteers. I plan to make a few trays of lasagna. We need volunteers to bring the following:
Salad, salad dressings (Italian and/or Ranch), bread, desserts (ex. cookies, brownies, pies, etc.) and drinks (soft drinks, iced tea, etc.)
If you are available to volunteer, please RSVP and provide what food item you'll be bringing so we can coordinate. Also, if you can't be there right at 5pm due to your work schedule, please still considering volunteering if you can arrive by 5:30pm-6pm. Unfortunately, I already had a commitment this night but did not want to turn down the opportunity for our group to help, so I will be there to help set up at 5pm, but will need to leave around 5:30-5:45pm. Contact me if you have any question.