open shifts starting sunday

Open shifts for Week 18. We would prefer to fill the bold shifts first, as without those we cannot keep the shelter open. Contact Dave Engstrom at 701.799.7550 with any questions. Training is available for any new volunteers.

Sign up at http://vols.pt/Bk596a

  • Sun 3/16: Woman, 11:30p-4:15a
  • Sun 3/16: Man, 11:30p-4:15a
  • Mon 3/17: Woman, 4-7a
  • Tue 3/18: Man 4-7a
  • Tue 3/18: Woman 4-7a
  • Tue 3/18: Man 8:30-11:45p
  • Tue 3/18: Man 11:30p-4:15a
  • Wed 3/19: Man 4a-7:30a
  • Wed 3/19: Woman 4a-7:30a
  • Wed 3/19: Man 8:30-11:45p
  • Thu 3/20: Woman 4-7:30a
  • Thu 3/20: Man 8:30-11:45p
  • Thu 3/20: Man 11:30p-4:15a
  • Thu 3/20: Woman 11:30p-4:15a
  • Fri 3/21: Man 4a-7:30a
  • Fri 3/21: Woman 4a-7:30a
  • Fri 3/21: Man 8:30-11:45p
  • Sat 3/22: Man 4a-7:30a
  • Sat 3/22: Woman 4a-7:30a
  • Sat 3/22: Man 11:30p-4:15a
  • Sat 3/22: Woman 11:30p-4:15a
  • Sun 3/23: Man 4-7:30a
  • Sun 3/23: Woman 4-7:30a

new service opportunity

Stepping Stones Resource Center provides homeless prevention and intervention services for transition age youth from ages 16-26 with most of the persons served just under age 22. Since opening in 2009, SSRC continues to see over 800 youth each year, serving as a drop-in center where youth can access basic needs (food, clothing, hygiene, winter gear, etc.) as well as utilize laundry, showers, safe day-time sleep space, computers, case management, education/employment assistance, life skills education and mental health services.

They also operate a 5 bedroom Transitional Living Program, and in the spring of 2014 will be opening ND’s first permanent supportive housing program with 21 single units and four 2-bedroom family units.

In working with youth who are engaged in survival sex to make ends meet, sneaking into apartment stairwells, walking around Wal-Mart all night, doing whatever they have to do to stay out of the elements—our staff began discussing the option of keeping SSRC open overnight 7 days a week. To keep this option open for youth for the remaining cold months, we will need to access overnight volunteers.

The guests who will utilize Extended Hours are pre-screened by our licensed social workers and most likely will be very familiar to the center. SSRC has the bedding, air-beds, couches, food, etc. we just need the overnight staff supervision.

Contact Sarah Kennedy for more information at 701.232.3301.                                           

Learn more about Stepping Stones Resource center online.

volunteer for week 14

Praise the Lord, all of the shifts for men are filled!
We are in need of at least eight women for the following shifts:

Tuesday, Feb. 18

  • 2am-8am: 1 woman
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  • 8pm-2am: 1 woman

Wednesday, Feb. 19

  • 2am-8am: 1 woman

Thursday, Feb. 20

  • 2am-8am: 2 women

Saturday, Feb. 22

  • 2am-8am: 1 woman

Sunday, Feb. 23

  • 2am-8am: 2 women

If you would like to take a shift, call Elwood Rieke at 701.293.0717.

volunteer for week 13

Just a few shifts left
Consider at least one shift for Week 13 (Feb. 9-16)

Monday, Feb. 10

  • 3am-7am: 1 female & 2 male
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  • 10pm-3am: 2 female

Tuesday, Feb. 11

  • 3am-7am: 2 male
    ——
  • 10pm-3am: 2 female

Wednesday, Feb. 12

  • 3am-7am: 2 female

Friday, Feb. 14

  • 3am-7am: 1 male
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  • 10pm-3am: 1 female & 1 male

Saturday, Feb. 15

  • 3am-7am: 1 male

Sunday, Feb. 16

  • 3am-7am: 1 male

Questions? Contact Brenda Bauer at 701.371.4159.

all we want for christmas…

We need at least two women to serve on Christmas Day at 11:30pm and the following morning at 4am. Right now we have NO women signed up for those two shifts, and without a woman present, we cannot provide proper hospitality/security for our female guests.

Please consider serving and sharing Christ’s love this Christmas—and feel free to bring a little Christmas spirit with you (cider, a Christmas movie, holiday treats… or anything else you like).

Contact Violet Deilke at 701.371.3306 if you have questions about these shifts.

Sign up at http://vols.pt/z71Rfp

no more volunteerspot?

We are considering switching online volunteer registration platforms.  We would love to have our volunteers collaborate as we move forward to find a platform that is easy to use, documents the proper information, and integrates with our system.

If you know of something that works well, or are interested in being part of a focus group, send a note to Andrea Wagner at shelteringchurches@gmail.com.