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.

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.

After mid-October, a new volunteer will be notified by a site leader to confirm the week and time slot he or she will be serving at PADS. After the volunteer receives confirmation for day and time, he or she will be encouraged to view a Training Session through a link on this web site.

The Training Session video will provide information about why PADS is needed, the  responsibilities of the various volunteer positions, hospitality for guests, health and safety issues, and overall operational procedures.

Each new volunteer will receive a Volunteer Manual.  In addition, the new volunteer will be placed with 1-3 experienced volunteers, who serve as mentors.

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.