Volunteers Needed

We need (and appreciate) our volunteers!

The Board of Directors says THANK YOU for your selfless gift of time, energy and kindness given so freely to the homeless guests whom we serve. YOU are the heart and soul of the organization. Without YOU the shelter program would not exist. We hope that you truly experience the blessings of unconditional giving. Your gifts make the world a better place for all!

Most volunteers work one shift (about 4-1/2 hours) per month. Your investment of this time means a great deal to the area’s homeless. Shelter from the cold, a hot meal, and a warm smile can brighten someone’s day and give them hope for the future.

Shifts II and III are critically important.   Compare to a track really event:   A relay team with a starter and a finisher, but does not have legs two and three,  the team cannot run the race.  At PADS, we need to have our second and third shifts filled.

It takes nearly 600 volunteers to operate PADS efficiently. EVERY volunteer is important and contributes to the successful operation of this shelter program.

  • 17 volunteers are needed every day during the PADS “season” (October – April)
  • 12 volunteers per site (2 men and 2 women, for each of 3 shifts)
  • 4 volunteers to serve on the food team, plus 1 laundry driver = 17 volunteers per day, per site
  • 17 volunteers per day x 5 weeks for each site = 85 per site x 7 sites = 595 volunteers
  • Some volunteers sign up to serve more than one time per month
  • ONE SHIFT per month for a total of SIX TIMES per winter season is so little and so much!

To volunteer, apply online or mail in the PADS Volunteer Form. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Registered volunteers can access volunteer materials here.

M = Male Needed • F = Female Needed

Sunday @ Cross Lutheran Shift 1 Shift 2 Shift 3 Foods Crew Laundry Drivers
Week 1
Week 2 1F
Week 3  – 1F
Week 4
Week 5 1M, 1F
Monday @ Yorkville Congregational Shift 1 Shift 2 Shift 3 Foods Crew Laundry Drivers
Week 1
Week 2 1M 1F
Week 3  1M,1F
Week 4 1M,1F
Week 5 1M,1F 1M,1F
Tuesday @ Harvest New Beginnings Shift 1 Shift 2 Shift 3 Foods Crew Laundry Drivers
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3 1F
Week 4 1F
Week 5
Wednesday – – Parkview Christian Academy Shift 1 Shift 2 Shift 3 Foods Crew Laundry Drivers
Week 1 1F
Week 2  –
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Thursday @ Trinity Church Shift 1 Shift 2 Shift 3 Foods Crew Laundry Drivers
Week 1 2
Week 2 2 food crew 5:45-7 2
Week 3 2 food crew 5:45-7 2
Week 4 1M

2 food crew 5:45 -7

2
Week 5 2 food crew 5:45-7 2
Friday @ Good Shepherd UM Shift 1 Shift 2 Shift 3 Foods Crew Laundry Drivers
Week 1-
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Saturday @ St. Luke’s Shift 1 Shift 2 Shift 3 Foods Crew Laundry Drivers
Week 1
Week 2 1M
Week 3
Week 4  –
Week 5
For additional information about PADS, e-mail the PADS Director.