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The Road Home Madison WI

The Road Home

The Road Home is an interfaith hospitality program that provides housing for homeless families in transition to permanent housing. Four times per year our church hosts homeless families in transition to permanent housing. Volunteers are needed to prepare food, give rides, do laundry, serve as hosts, and assist guests as needed. Help is also needed for loading and unloading folding beds and families’ belongings on Sunday mornings, doing laundry, setting up rooms, giving rides, and at the end of the week doing a final clean up. Sign up for a volunteer position online or in the gathering space.

Road Home Sign-up for 2017

We are hosting our guests next for the weeks of

January 29 - February 5 SIGN UP ONLINE HERE
April 30- May 7 SIGN UP ONLINE HERE
June 25- July 2 SIGN UP ONLINE HERE
August 27- September 3 SIGN UP ONLINE HERE

December 31-January 7, 2018 SIGN UP ONLINE HERE

 

Training

About every two weeks, The Road Home offers training sessions for volunteers. They only last 59 minutes (the Home for Families Tour). They would like all volunteers with guest interaction to be trained. It’s a great way to learn more about the program and would be beneficial for all volunteers though. Check out a convenient day for training on their home page at www.trhome.org.

Donations

A donation wish list for basic needs and furniture can be found at http://trhome.org/wish-list.php.

Job Descriptions

Set up

Time: On the first Sunday of our host week.
Activity:
Unload cots and guests’ belongings and deliver to their room in the lower level of education room.
Set up each room with a fan, lamp, alarm clock, and bedding.

Food Preparation

Time: Between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on your assigned day.
Activity:
Prepare food ahead of time and deliver to church.

Breakfast Host

Time: 6 a.m. until the guests leave, 7:30 a.m. on Sat.
Activity:
Brew coffee.
Set out breakfast foods and dishes.
Clean up after breakfast.

Dinner Hosts

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activity:
Set the tables.
Warm food as needed.
Set up buffet line.
Eat with the guests.
Clean dishes, kitchen and dining room.
Interact/play with the guests/children until 8:00 pm

Overnight Host

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. (8:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. on Fri. night)
Activity:
Bring your own sleeping bag, sheets, pillow.
Introduce yourself to guests.
Play/interact with guests/children, read, watch TV.
Sleep in your own assigned room.
Wake the guests at 6:00 before you leave.

Breakdown

Time: Varies. Between 7:30 and 10:00 a.m. on the last Sunday.
Activity:
Move all the cots and belongings up to the first floor - outside if weather permits.
Load the van when it comes, usually around 9:30 a.m.
Put away fan, lamp, alarm clock from each room.
Place dirty laundry in the library.

Shopping

Time: Before 5:00 p.m. on the first Sunday and throughout the week.
Activity:
Shop from the list that you will be provided.
Fill out a reimbursement form. Submit to the office.
During the week, pick up food items as needed.

Laundry

Time: Any time after 10:00 a.m. on the second Sunday during host week, and before the next session!
Activity:
Pick up laundry in library.
Return folded laundry to the linen cabinet in the Resource Room.

Rides

Time: You will be contacted.
Activity:
A guest needs a ride going to or coming from work or a class.
Times and days differ each host week.