Holiday Season Volunteers Needed

Holiday Season Volunteers Needed

It’s that time of year when everyone is giving time, talents, and funds. As people affiliated with Old First, you have received many invitations to participate in our Christmas activities and programs. I want to remind you of the needs of our Shelter and Cupboard for the coming month.

Old First’s Outreach leadership group is committed to having a member of the congregation at every Saturday Cupboard and every Shelter Dinner. This person is the host for the shift. This position on nights where we have dinners involves unlocking the doors, showing the volunteers around our kitchen space, orienting them to the shelter program, and being available while they prepare their meal. For Saturdays, the host has more responsibility. The Saturday host unlocks the door, coordinates the distribution of 80 tickets, enforces the behavioral and procedural rules for the Cupboard, and orients and assists breakfast and clothing volunteers as needed. These two host positions are looking for you to fill them! If you think you have what it takes to unlock a door, chat with volunteers, and discuss our ministry to the homeless then this is the position for you.

Here are the dates we need you:

Shelter Dinner Hosts Needed:

Monday, Dec 16

Friday, Dec 20

Tuesday, Dec 24

Sunday, Dec 29

Cupboard Hosts Needed:

Saturday, Dec 28

Saturday, Jan 25

Let me know if you’d like to volunteer on any of these dates – or if you are interested in hosting a shelter dinner. You can see available dates for that here. 

See you in church, 

Billi, Outreach Coordinator