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 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.  (Before we can open on October 20,  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.

People new to the program are strongly encouraged to attend a 2-hour New Volunteer Training on Thursday, October  3, 2019,  6:00 – 8:OO p.m. at the Kendall County Health Department, 811 John Street, Yorkville.   An overview of the entire program, as well as  descriptions of specific positions, will be presented by a panel of site leaders, a representative from KC Sheriff’s Office,  and a professional from the Kendall County Health Department.   If you miss the training — no worries!   You are still welcome to volunteer with PADS.  You will be working with an experienced  volunteer who will mentor you!

Each volunteer will receive a Volunteer Manual (a printed copy and an online version) . It is 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 will be returning to help.  We thank each of you who are new volunteers.  Your hearts and hands  make this a caring  program to shelter and feed  the homeless people in the area.

We hope that each volunteer will be informed and comfortable with his/ her role in Kendall County PADS.   PADS welcomes all new volunteers at any time!