Join FPC's Room in the Inn Team


Room In The Inn provides evening shelter for local families and individuals dealing with housing insecurity and homelessness during the coldest winter months of December through February in Hardin County. First Presbyterian Church Outreach Team has committed to providing volunteers for this program for the nights of:

  • December 9th

  • January 13th

  • February 10th

Each night Room in the Inn will serve approximately 20 guests, and we need your help filling volunteer spots!! You can volunteer for more than one job slot on our night if desired.

Training is required, and support will be given to us from other churches who have previously been involved. Volunteer training dates for sessions taking place at Grace Heartland Church are:

Tuesday, November 16 from 10:30 am - 12:00pm

Thursday, November 18 from 7:00 pm to 8:30pm

Saturday, November 20, 10:30am - 12:00 pm

Volunteers only have to attend one training, and we all don't have to attend the same one. College Heights Methodist will also potentially be having more training dates which will be relayed once those dates are known. Please RSVP for a training date to Joy Swope at ASAP if you are interested in volunteering. If you cannot attend any of those dates, several members of the FPC Outreach Team will be attending and will be able to help train additional volunteers at a later date.

Room In The Inn Volunteer Opportunities:

  1. 4:30 - 5:30pm: Register guests at Warm Blessings

  2. Van driver to transport guests from Warm Blessings after supper to the location for the night. - Candy Ott will most likely be handling this job.

  3. 5:00 - 6:30 pm: Greeting and Snacks (guests arrive between 5:30 and 5:45 - volunteers arrive at 5:00 pm to set up coffee and drinks and snacks)

  4. 6:30-8:30 pm: Provide some form of entertainment or an activity or a devotional for the guests.

  5. 6:30 pm- 8:15 am: Stay Overnight ( 2 men and 2 women hosts)

  6. 7:00 am or 7:30am: Prepare and Serve breakfast (Exact breakfast time TBA - breakfast is brought in mostly prepared and then plated onsite).

  7. Set up/clean up - Getting the location prepared in November and cleaning up the location the first week of March.

  8. Van driver to transport guests back to Warm Blessings - to leave RITI location at 8:00 AM - Candy Ott will most likely be handling this job.

  9. Laundry - transport linens, blankets, and towel/washrags 1 or 2 x/week between laundry facilities and RITI location

We hope you will consider serving those in our community who would otherwise be sleeping in less than desirable conditions this winter. Please contact Joy Swope at 917-532-8986 or with any questions or to sign up to volunteer.

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