Opportunity Details

Hunger & Homelessness
Families, Homeless, Low-income Communities
Caring for People

Age Minimum (with Adult): 12+, Minimum Age:18+, Maximum Age:59, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

PADS Volunteer

JOURNEYS | The Road Home is in urgent need of volunteers. Since we are a social service agency for the homeless, we are required to stay open, however, we have shelters that are closing due to the virus and lack of volunteers.

We are looking for all volunteers, new and current that are under 60 years old. We have put that rule in place since the CDC recommended that the 60 and older population takes social distancing more seriously, since they are more susceptible.

JOURNEYS | The Road Home provides overnight shelter to homeless individuals and families in the North and Northwest Cook County area through the PADS program.  There are 18 PADS site locations that operate Monday - Sunday from 7:00pm - 7:00am.

The shifts and opportunities available are listed below:

Setup (6:00pm - 7:00pm)
1st Shift (6:30pm - 11:00pm)- Meal Serving, Checking in clients/guests, etc.
2nd Shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) - Admit late approvals, prepare lunches, monitor the site and sleeping guests, etc.
3rd shift (3:00am - 7:00am) - Monitor the site and sleeping guests, make coffee, wake up clients/guests, etc.
Clean Up (6:00am - 7:00am)

We have canceled all in-person orientations and have created an electronic orientation, so when you express interest, you will be forwarded the presentation. 

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Volunteers needed through 8/31/2021

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