The Greater Falls Warming Shelter will be hold a training session for overnight volunteers Thursday, Feb. 11 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the shelter at 24 Canal Street in Bellow Falls.
Volunteers are needed to staff the new shelter in two nightly shifts from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. or 1 a.m. to 7 p.m. or for the entire evening. Volunteer duties include being awake and available to supervise those sleeping at the shelter and doing some light duties involving the serving and cleanup of the evening meal and snacks. Volunteers can sign up on a regular basis or as their schedules permit. Anyone interested in volunteering or to learn more about the shelter is welcome to attend the training session.
No experience is needed other than a concern for the homeless in the community who are outside during the winter months. Volunteers will work with a staff coordinator who has overall responsibility.
The training will be conducted by Barbara Ternes, director of Parks Place resource center, and Susan Shea, director of Our Place Drop-in Center.
Questions regarding the training or the shelter in general can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.