Winter Hospitality Overflow


What is the WHO?
The WHO (Winter Hospitality Overflow) is a program of the Council for the Homeless and is hosted by St. Andrew Lutheran Church and St. Paul Lutheran Church.  From November thru March, local church communities provide volunteers to man the overnight shelters.  For more background on the WHO program, click HERE.  

This season, St. Joseph Parish will staff the St. Andrew's shelter during November 12-19, 2017 and March 4-11, 2018.  We are looking forward to your help again this year.  Without all of you giving so generously of your time and treasure, this ministry would not be possible. 

How do I volunteer?

To sign up, click the red button above to access the online sign-up sheet.  Then, click the "Sign up" link on the row you're interested in.  You will be prompted to enter some details for the event organizer.  Your information will not be shared with others. 

What will I do on my shift?
Check out the shift responsibility information sheets for more details about what is expected of you.  You can also watch the WHO training video.

Evening shift (6-9:30pm)

Overnight shifts (9pm-12am), (11:30pm-3am) (2:30-5:30am)

Morning shift (5-8am)

Additional information:
Everyone needs a Background Check form filled out every two years.  If you have not had a background check in the last two years, you are required to turn in the completed form at least one week prior to your shift.  Follow the instructions on the bottom of the form to submit it.


Thanks in advance for your continued support of this vital ministry!

Point of Contact: David Lester, Pastoral Assistant for Social Concerns, 360-823-2823