2020 WINTER SHELTER VOLUNTEER INFORMATION
WHO: Volunteers from HUMC who are willing to help run the emergency winter shelter for women and women with children who are experiencing homelessness
WHAT: To check-in the guests each evening and to staff the shelter during overnight hours
WHERE: The shelter is located at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 119 South Prince Street, Lancaster.
WHEN: The week of Feb. 17 – 23. The shelter is open for guests from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m. Volunteers will be serving from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. to check-in the guests and from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 a.m. to run the shelter overnight.
WHY: During the winter months, there is an increase in homelessness in Lancaster that results in a shortage of emergency shelter beds. Since 2005, the Emergency Winter Shelter opens each year from December to the end of March.
Volunteers are needed as follows:
Friday Feb. 21 through Sunday Feb. 23
4 volunteers needed overnight from 6 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.
ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST COMPLETE APPLICATION AND OBTAIN/HAVE CLEARANCES
FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR ALL INFORMATION INCLUDING APPLICATION FORM
(Scroll down to section: “How to Start Volunteering”)
THESE REQUIREMENTS MUST BE COMPLETED IN ORDER TO SERVE