Volunteering at Sojourner House

The many opportunities to volunteer at Sojourner House include:
  • Greeter: The Greeter Volunteer has the important task of setting the tone for the evening operations by the way he/she welcomes our residents into the shelter. He/she will understand that the shelter is a place of hope, acceptance and restoration. Shifts: 6:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • In-Take Interviewers: The In-take volunteers are essential in getting each of our residents checked in each and every night. He/she will help create an atmosphere of mutual respect by assisting in the in the in-take interviews, the rules/guidelines review and bed assignments. He/she will understand that the shelter is a place of acceptance regardless of hopes and ambitions. Shift Coverage: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Storage Room Monitor: The Storage Room Monitor is important in creating a safe, comfortable environment for all. Personal belongings will be collected in exchange for evening bedding. He/she will understand the House's zero tolerance policy. 2 Shifts Coverages: 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM and 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
  • Overnight Hospitality: The Hospitality Volunteer helps create a warm and dignified environment where one is able to get help meeting their basic needs of food, shelter and connection to a greater caring community. He/she will understand that the shelter is a place of hope and restoration. 2 Shift Coverages: 7:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
  • Laundry Patrol: The Laundry Patrol volunteer is crucial in maintaining an orderly evening operation. He/she will schedule showers and laundry use, and supervise laundry operations. Shift Coverage: 6:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Kitchen Helper: The Kitchen Helper is important. A warm smile and good food can go a long way in setting the tone on a positive note for the evening or morning. 2 Shift Coverages: 6:45 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. and 5:45 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
  • The Food Provider: The Food Provider volunteer has the important task of helping meet the essential need of healthy food by providing residents with an evening snack/small meal and/or breakfast.

Becoming a Volunteer
In order to become a volunteer:

Additional Ways to Connect and Support Sojourner House:
"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a
sojourner and you welcomed me." Matthew 25:35