2019 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. 18 – 24. The shelter is open for guests from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m. Volunteers will be serving from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. to check-in the guests and from 6:30 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.
6 Volunteers are needed each night as follows:
- 2 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to help with checking in the guests.
- 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. to stay overnight, check women out and clean up the next morning
ALL SLOTS FOR THIS YEAR HAVE NOW BEEN FILLED. THANK YOU!