Volunteer Training

NEW VOLUNTEERS WELCOME!     Even if you missed the Training Session on October 3, 2016,  you may join the volunteer force at any time.    After registering (online is quick and easy),  you will be partnered with two or more experienced volunteers, who will guide you through your responsibilities right at the time of your service.


The next New Volunteers Training Session will be in September 2017 (date will be announced) from 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 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

Night of WeekSite NameDate & Time
SundayCross Lutheran ChurchSaturday, October 8, at 6:00 pm
MondayYorkville Congregational
United Church of Christ
Tuesday, October 11, at 6:00 pm - Food Crew
6:30 pm - Shift Volunteers
TuesdayHarvest New BeginningsTuesday, October 11, 6:30 pm
WednesdayPlano United Methodist Wednesday, October 12 at 6:30 pm
ThursdayTrinity Church United MethodistTuesday, October 4 and Thursday, October 6
7- 8:30 pm
FridayChurch of the Good Shepherd - United MethodistThursday, October 13, at 7:00 pm Fellowship Hall
SaturdaySt. Luke’s Lutheran ChurchThursday, October 6, at 6:30 pm