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.

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.

New Volunteers 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 attend a Training Session (September 21, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Yorkville Congregational UCC, 409 Center Parkway).   The training program will provide information about why PADS is needed, the  responsibilities of the various volunteer positions,  health and safety issues, and overall operational procedures.

If a volunteer signs up after this date, he or she will be invited to view a Training Session through a link on this web site.

Each new volunteer will receive a Volunteer Manual, a guide  for the entire program.  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.