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Kendall County PADS Seeking Volunteers

Aug 26, 2015 11:55AM ● Published by Steven Jack

As Kendall County Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) enters its seventh year of providing cold-weather shelter to the local homeless population, the organization has put out a call for volunteers. 

PADS operates seven shelters in Kendall County from October to April every year. The shelters are set up in area churches, which are each open one night per week.

Kendall County PADS has provided shelter for over 240 men, women and children in the past seven years, with over 4,000 overnight stays. A total of 600 volunteers are needed for PADS to operate each night of the month. 

Volunteer training sessions are offered before the beginning of a new season. The one-time New Volunteer Training will provide information about why PADS is needed, the roles and responsibilities of the various volunteer positions, hospitality for guests, health and safety issues, do’s and don’ts for volunteers and general operational procedures.

New male and female volunteers, 18 years and older, are welcome to join at any time during the PADS Season. Volunteers serve just one time per month for about 4-1/2 hours. Learn more about volunteering here:


New volunteers will receive a Volunteer Manual which describes how the shelter program operates and explains the roles and responsibilities of the different volunteers. Each new volunteer will be placed with 1-3 experienced volunteers, who serve as mentors.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VOLUNTEERING, EMAIL PADS DIRECTOR ANNE ENGELHARDT AT 
kendallcountypads@gmail.com

INFORMATION COURTESY OF KENDALL COUNTY PADS
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