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Overnight Shelter Volunteer - PADS Program

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JOURNEYS | The Road Home

  • 8 people are interested

Volunteers are needed to cover the overnight shifts at the various PADS site throughout the regular and summer season! This is a great opportunity for night owls, volunteers looking to get their work/homework done, and more. The night/early morning is broken into two shifts, 2nd shift (11:00pm - 3:00am) and 3rd Shift (3:00am - 7:00am).

2nd Shift volunteers are responsible for maintaining the intake desk, admitting late arrivals, preparing lunches for the next day, and monitoring the site.

3rd Shift volunteers are responsible for maintaining the intake desk, admitting late arrivals, preparing a cold breakfast, and monitoring the site to ensure all guests leave by 7:00am.

This position requires a male and female team at each site and training will be provided! For more information please visit journeystheroadhome.org

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About JOURNEYS | The Road Home



Mission Statement

The mission of JOURNEYS | The Road Home is to individually assess and serve the homeless and near homeless, while broadening community awareness and involvement with the homeless.


JOURNEYS is a collaborative effort between the HOPE Center and PADS shelter sites focusing on intervention and prevention for those in need. The clinical staff at the HOPE Center provide a wide array of psychological services, including mental health counseling, vocational rehabilitation, and housing assistance, all geared to helping our constituents achieve independence. Along the way, 19 faith-based emergency shelter sites provide dinners and a safe, warm place to sleep from October through April and 5 faith-based emergency shelters providing the same hospitality from May through September.

The face of homelessness has changed. Financial instability now affects a wider segment of our population, extending into the middle class and even beyond. Our goal is to not only serve the needs of these people, but the community as a whole as our efforts provide services for free, and in turn, offset costs typically absorbed by hospitals, municipalities, and legal systems.

Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


1140 E. Northwest HighwayPalatinePalatine, IL 60074




  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hour blocks when your schedule allows

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