Volunteer Information

Volunteer with PADS. Serve the homeless of Kendall County, Illinois.

A team of volunteers serves a hot, tasty meal!

A team of volunteers serves a hot, tasty meal.

PADS is always looking for new volunteers –  men and women, at least 18 years old – to join at any time during the PADS season. Most PADS volunteers serve just once a month for about 4.5 hours – that’s just six times over the winter season.  (As of November 15, a few more volunteers are still needed at each site.   Please click on the list of volunteers needed  )

New Volunteers will be notified by a site leader to confirm the location, the week and the time slot he or she will be serving at PADS.

To learn what to do, the volunteer will receive a Volunteer Manual, the guide for the entire program, including roles and responsibilities for each position on each shift.  Also, a new volunteer will be placed on a shift with volunteers having previous experience.

The PADS Board of Directors thanks each of you who are returning to help.  We thank each of you who are new volunteers.  Your hearts and hands  make this a caring shelter program for the homeless people in the area.

We hope that each volunteer will be informed and comfortable with his/ her role in Kendall County PADS. Volunteer training sessions are offered before the beginning of a new season. Although the New Volunteer Training Session is past (September 21, 2017),  PADS welcomes all new volunteers!