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PADS

PADS

VOLUNTEER
CLICK HERE to sign up for volunteer opportunities at PADS! See below for a description of all the areas where your help is needed!

ABOUT PADS
CLICK HERE to read about how PADS got started!

Would you like to volunteer for PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter)? Check out all of the serving opportunities below!

If you’d like to serve or want more information on PADS email us at pads@cfchurch.us.

SET UP (5:30PM – 6:15PM)
3-4 individuals required. Starts at 5:30PM and consists of moving existing furniture out of the way prior to setting up tables, chairs, pads, check-in desk, etc. prior to guests arriving. Takes approx. 30-45 min., depending on how many volunteers are there.

COMMUNITY SERVICE
1-2 individuals maximum, minimum hours 5:30PM to 9PM. Help with set-up, then typically emptying trash, cleaning up spills, cleaning up kitchen after dinner crew leaves, crowd monitoring.

The courthouse faxes or emails over paperwork to site manager for review then emails courthouse ‘yes’ or ‘no’ as to allowing that person to volunteer.

SIGN IN (6:30PM – 7:30PM)
2-3 people required. Manage Check-in off all guests.

1st SHIFT (6PM -11PM)
2-3 people required. Crowd control / monitoring. Walks throughout all rooms,  bathrooms and outside.

DINNERS
Dinners must be a full-course, hot meal, and at a minimum an entree, two sides and a dessert. You would purchase, prepare and serve the entire dinner. Your cost is tax deductible if you turn in your receipts. Quantities must be enough for each guest (enough for some seconds is preferred but NOT required) of each menu item. Most dinner crews use ALLRECIPES.COM  to find out how much ingredients are needed to assist in purchasing correct amounts based on the number of servings needed.

You would be contacted by Wednesday the week you are scheduled to serve and given the number of guests that we anticipate coming in on that Friday. That number is based on how many people have showed up to eat at all the other sites since the previous Friday.

We supply coffee, lemonade and place settings; you supply everything else (food-wise) that you will need to complete the meal, including things like salt/pepper, butter, ketchup, salad dressing, etc. You can use everything in the kitchen; a second stove is available if you need it.

Dinner is served precisely at 7PM. You can get into the church as early as 5:30PM when the setup crew arrives in order to be ready to serve at 7PM. Some dinner crews cook the food (or partial cook it) at home, then bring it all together at the church; others do the entire process at the church – that’s your call.

You are required to have the necessary personnel to serve the meal you have prepared.

2nd SHIFT (11PM – 3AM)
2 people required Crowd control/monitoring. Walks throughout all rooms, bathrooms and outside; does flashlight checks on sleeping guests. Puts names on lunches, folds and staples lunches closed and places lunches on cart between entry doors. Sets-up coffee for next morning based on head count of guests. Re-stocks kitchen for breakfast crew

LUNCHES
Lunches are sack lunches that you drop off on Friday nights that we hand out in the morning when the guests leave after breakfast. They must consists of a sandwich (meat & cheese – no peanut butter and jelly), some type of chips, some type of snack and some type of drink. You purchase everything (including the brown paper bags), assemble them at home and drop them off after 8PM (once dinner is over and things aren’t so hectic). One lunch per guest and you will be notified by the Wednesday before the amount of anticipated lunches required.

3rd SHIFT (3AM– 7AM)
2 people required. Crowd control/monitoring. Walks throughout all rooms, bathrooms and outside; does flashlight checks on sleeping guests. Confirms coffee pot is on at 5:15AM and wakes guests at 6AM. Makes sure guests are off property by 7AM.

BREAKFAST
Breakfasts must be a hot meal with a minimum of an entree and two sides. You would purchase, prepare and serve the entire breakfast. Your cost is tax deductible if you turn in your receipts. Quantities must be enough for each guest (enough for some seconds is preferred but NOT required) of each menu item. For assistance with quantifying the amount of ingredients needed for the meal you have chosen you could use ALLRECIPES.COM.

You would be contacted by Wednesday the week you are scheduled to serve and given the number of guests that we anticipate coming in on that Friday. That number is based on how many people have showed up to eat at all the other sites since the previous Friday.

We supply coffee and place settings; you supply everything else (food-wise) that you will need to complete the meal, including things like salt/pepper, butter, ketchup, and additional beverages, etc. You can use everything in the kitchen; a second stove is available if you need it.

Breakfast is served precisely at 6AM. You can get into the church as early as you would like. Some crews cook the food (or partial cook it) at home, then bring it all together at the church; others do the entire process at the church – that’s your call.

You are required to have the necessary personnel to serve the meal you have prepared.

TEAR DOWN (6AM – Complete)
3-4 people required. Need to arrive by 6AM. Wipes down all pads and pillows with lysol and places dirty linen outside front doors for laundry crew pick-up. Puts away all tables, chairs, pads, etc. Makes sure all rooms/furniture are back to normal and ready for Sunday morning service.

LAUNDRY
Picks up dirty linens and takes to local laundry mat. Returns cleaned linen to church on Sunday morning. All of this, including scheduling and supplies is managed by Diane.

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