Family Promise Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities

Each host week, we need many volunteers to prepare meals, serve as evening and overnight hosts, activities, purchase and organize supplies.  Although most hosts are adults, youth can participate as well by arranging activities for young children and socializing with older kids. Volunteering together as a family to help support the families in the Family Promise Network is a great way to teach your own children generosity of spirit.

Dinner Angels
(2 or 3 volunteers deliver food by 5:30)

Dinner Angels prepare a hot, informal meal that is prepared in the church’s kitchen or at the volunteer’s home and and brought to the church. It is served at about 6 p.m., once the families have had an opportunity to arrive at the church and settle in after arrival.

Evening Hosts
(2 volunteers 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.)

Evening Hosts welcome the guests for the evening, eat dinner and socialize with the guests.  They oversee the clean-up of the kitchen and dining area and remain on site until the Overnight Hosts arrive. Evening Hosts also ensure that the common areas are tidy at the end of the evening.  The Evening Hosts serve from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  There are 2 Evening Hosts and you are encouraged to bring your children as the families’ kids usually love to play with other kids.

Overnight Hosts
(2 volunteers 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.)

Overnight Hosts spend the night at the church and are the go-to people in the case of an emergency.  The 2 Overnight Hosts serve from 8 p.m. until 7 a.m. They introduce themselves upon arrival, they are on hand to assist guests if needed, and if families are still up, socialize with them until 10 p.m. lights out.  The families will depart by 7 a.m. Roll out twin beds are provided for Overnight hosts in a separate room. Overnight Hosts bring their own linen and pillows or sleeping bags.