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Room in the Inn @ Emmanuel UMC Gym - Saturday evening set up & hospitality

Saturday, December 8th, 2018
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Positions0 Remaining
Registration OpensTill registration closes
Registration ClosesAny time before each shift ends or when space runs out.
Age LimitFamily Friendly
Room in the Inn @ Emmanual United Methodist Church Gym
Together with over 40 other faith communities across Memphis participating in Room In The Inn (RITI), Emmanuel United Methodist Church transforms its gym to provide emergency shelter and meals for up to 15 guests every Saturday night during the "winter" months (November 1 - March 31) of the regular RITI season. We call this Holy Hospitality.   Fellowship and sharing are critical elements of this intimate experience.  You may sign up for more than one "shift" (task) during the event, if desired.  Our address is 2404 Kirby Road, Memphis, TN 38119 - park and enter by the gym door behind the church.
In addition to volunteering, if you would like to help us by purchasing supplies, we have an Amazon wishlist where you can purchase items, and they will be delivered directly to our address.
Children under 15 are welcome, but must be accompanied by parent.
Parking DetailsPlease park behind the church, near the gym entrance.
CausesCommunity Faith-Based Food Insecurity, Hunger Homeless & Housing Poverty & Basic Needs Social Justice Gender
SkillsCleanups Clothing Drives Food Preparation Help w/People Nutrition Soup Kitchens
7 Positions Filled | 3 Impacts | 4 Hours

Location: Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 2404 Kirby Rd., Memphis, TN 38119

Shifts (3)

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
Start: Sat, Dec 08, 4:30PM
End: Sat, Dec 08, 6:00PM
Set up beds, chairs, partitions and storage bins for guests in the gym. Prepare beds (sheets, blanket, pillow). Set up tables and chairs for dinner. Set up registration table, toiletries table, drink table. Detailed directions provided. Dinner not included.2/5Over
Start: Sat, Dec 08, 5:30PM
End: Sat, Dec 08, 7:30PM
Set up welcome area on provided table and set the dining tables (table cloths, silverware, condiments, etc.) and the drink table. Welcome guests, assist with sign-in at registration table, assist with drawing numbers for clothes closet, serve guests dinner and drinks, eat and talk with guests, monitor toiletry table. Clean up dining tables after dinner. Dinner included.3/3Over
Start: Sat, Dec 08, 6:00PM
End: Sat, Dec 08, 8:00PM
6-8pm. Dinner not included. Open clothes closet during dinner, assist guests in finding sizes / needs, return all clothing to appropriate storage location.2/2Over