Volunteer Training

NEW VOLUNTEERS WELCOME!   _________________________________________________________________________

The next NEW VOLUNTEERS TRAINING will be Thursday, September 21,  6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Yorkville Congregational United Church of Christ, located at 409 Center Parkway in Yorkvilleon the northwest corner of Illinois Route 34 and Route 47. Advance registration is not required. Just come!

The 2-hour training session will present an overview of PADS — how it operates each night and the role of volunteers. Attendees will learn the responsibilities of the various volunteer positions, the importance of hospitality for guests, health and safety issues, do’s and don’ts for volunteers, and general operational procedures.

New volunteers will receive a PADS’s  Volunteer Manual and will be placed with an experienced volunteer to serve as a mentor. We hope that each person attending will be informed and will feel comfortable with their role in Kendall County PADS.

The program is free and there is no obligation to sign up as a volunteer. However, we believe that while learning more about PADS you will be inspired to become a volunteer.

Training for Returning Volunteers

Each site will notify its complete staff volunteers to a “Welcome Back” get-together.  At that time a volunteer will meet the others on their week and shift. They will receive a new and updated Volunteer Manual and  will go over important reminders as well as new policies and procedures.     This is a great way to ‘kick off’ the up-coming shelter season.


“What I don’t know and need to know about people experiencing homelessness”

Presenter:  Ryan Dowd, Director of Hesed House in Aurora

Tuesday, October 10, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Yorkville Congregational United Church of Christ

409 Center Parkway, Yorkville

We promise you will learn about and will appreciate the conditions that homeless people live with and their daily, ongoing challenges.  We will all learn skills to make us more effective in our roles as care givers to the homeless who come to  PADS.   Don’t miss this opportunity!   Free to all Kendall County PADS Volunteers.