Volunteer Information

To register for a volunteer training, fill out the form below. For more information on volunteer jobs, see detailed information at bottom of page.

Volunteer Trainings

Mandatory for all new volunteers. Registration Required

New volunteers only need to attend 1 session.  Food will be provided.

Wednesday, November 11th from 6:30-8:00pm, Location: College Church Ballroom

Saturday, November 14th from 10:30am-12:00pm, Location: Loyola Room, Jesuit Hall (please use the main entrance and the receptionist will direct you!) 

Can't make one of the training sessions? Contact Anne at aosdieck@gmail.com

Volunteer Job Descriptions

Below you will find detailed information about volunteer positions with Xavier Winter Inn. This includes: Dinner Cooks, Set up, Greeters, Innkeepers, Cleaners, and Laundry Drivers

 Dinner Cooks (Max 3: 1 soup; 1 sandwiches; 1 chips and cookies)

·        To purchase, prepare, and deliver the evening meal on Wednesday and Thursdays for a maximum of 16 people when shelter is open.

·        Meals may be prepared at the cook’s home and warmed upon arrival. Meal should consist of sandwiches and one crock pot of soup or stew or chili and bread.

·        The volunteer bringing "chips and cookies" may bring another type of dessert or side items-- this is just a general guideline.

·        Cook should deliver meal and have it ready to serve by 6:00PM.


On Site Shelter Teams

Set Up ( Min of 4 people) 4:30-6:30PM

·        Prepare the site for the guests

·        Obtain keys from the coordinator to open shelter for the night

·        Locate and know how to regulate thermostats and lights

·        Set up cots and bins

·        Assist with setting up intake and buffet tables for dinner

·        Lock all doors to other parts of the parish center before guests arrive

Greeters/Hosts (Max 6) 6:00-9:00PM

·        Welcome and greet guests with the Guest Information and Agreement sheet and assist in completing Guest Intake Card

·        Familiarize guests with the facility: cot area, restrooms, and restricted areas

·        Answer any questions guests may have

·        Clean up supper tables

·        Warp up and put away all leftover food: store in freezer

·        Visit with guests during dinner

·        Engage in conversation or activity with guests after dinner

Innkeepers (2 per evening: 2 males over age of 20) 8:00PM-7:00AM

·        Review the guest intake cards to be familiar with any necessary guest information, medical needs, issues, emergency numbers and site coordinator on duty.

·        Review log book for any new information

·        Know location of shelter supplies

·        Know how to locate and operate thermostats, phones, and fire escape routes

·        Visit with guests during dinner and open time in dining area

·        Dim lights in sleeping area by 8:30PM

·        Turn lights out at 10:00PM

·        Complete morning duties

·        Record any issues/concerns in shelter logbook and inform a shelter coordinator

Cleaners (Min 4) Thursday and Fridays between 7:00am-2:00PM

  • Clean sleeping area
  • Clean eating area
  • Clean bathrooms
  • Arrange Laundry delivery and pick up with laundry driver

 Laundry Driver (1-2 individuals); this is a pick-up and delivery job; Day: TBD

·        Pick up laundry from the week at Parish Center

·        Coordinate laundry drop off with Americorps in Soulard

·        Drop off laundry at Americorps

  • Coordinate pick up of laundry
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