Volunteer



There are many different volunteer opportunities that will fit any skill level. If this is your first time volunteering, training will take place on site when you arrive. This season we are using signup.com as our sign up tool. If you are interested in volunteering at any of the below positions please click the "sign up to volunteer" link. 

All volunteers must be 18 and older 


Food Preparation and serving:
Hours 5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Duties:

  • Works with Lead Host for Food Prep and Food Serving
  • Prepares meals based on an identified menu.
  • Serves meal to guests
  • Cleanup kitchen and food serving area
  • Food handlers certificate required.
  • Available through SOS web site (sos-shelter.org)

Check in Guests 

Hours: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM 

Tasks:

  • Interface with guests in a positive and supportive manner
  • Assist with the nightly check in process 

Evening Shift:

Hours: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tasks:

  • Interface with guests in a positive and supportive manner
  • Periodically patrol grounds and smoking area, in two person teams, to insure adherence to smoking and drinking regulations.
  • Eat dinner with guests 
  • Play board games and assist new guests with required paperwork
  • Room assignments
  • Issue cots and bedding
  • Manage Clothes Closet

Shower Monitor: 

Hours: 6:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Tasks:

  • Interface with guests in a positive and supportive manner
  • Monitor showers or act as an escort
  • Ensure guests do not take longer than 15 minute showers 
  • Gather guests when it is time to shower and escort throughout building

Overnight Shift:
Hours: 9:00 PM - 8:00 AM
Duties:

  • Take 2 hour shifts patrolling building to allow up to 6 hours of sleep 
  • Interface with guests in a positive and supportive manner
  • Lights out @ 10:00 PM
  • Doors and Building Secured
  • All night patrols of sleeping areas and bathrooms
  • Laundry - Wash & dry kitchen & bath towels
  • Prepare and serve morning meal
  • Supervise Building cleanup
  • Ensure all guests leave building by 8:30 AM Monday-Friday, and by 7:30 AM Saturday-Sunday


Sign up by clicking the below link. You will be asked for your email address, then you will be able to sign up for the open volunteer positions. 

http://signup.com/go/MDByF5