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    101 E. Jefferson Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
    Email: churchoffice@cvillefirstumc.org
    Phone: (434) 296-6193


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Every year, during the coldest winter months, churches from all over our community work to provide a hot meal and warm place to sleep for the homeless men and women of Charlottesville. First UMC’s two weeks for hosting the men will be from February 22nd through March 7th. Your help is needed to serve as greeters, shower assistants, an overnight presence, PACEM assistants, kitchen assistants, dinner chefs, meal servers, or just engaging in conversation and fellowship with our guests.

Please review the brief volunteer positions that are listed below and click this link: https://tinyurl.com/firstpacem2020 to be taken to a Google Doc where you can sign up online. The old-fashioned (pen & paper) sign-up sheets will still be available in the hallway on your way down to the Fellowship Hall. We will do our best to keep the online and church sheets up to date – so please feel free to use either method.

As an additional note: We are seeking a volunteer coordinator to oversee each of the 5 volunteer areas. These 5 volunteer coordinators would be responsible for simply checking in (via phone or email) with their volunteer areas and making sure that there is someone on hand to cover that position every night. Please let Tommy or Virginia know if you are willing to serve as one of these volunteer coordinators.

Welcome Table

Meet and Greet Guests & Monitor Smoking Passes
Answer Questions and Assist as Needed
Time Slots: 5:30pm – 8pm / 8pm – 10pm

Kitchen Helper

Refill Drinks & Refresh Snacks
Heat Dinners as Late Guests Arrive
Help Clean Up as Needed
Time Slots: 7pm – 8:30pm / 8:30pm – 10pm

PACEM Assistance

Help PACEM staff with the change-over of guests
Monitor TV Room, Movie Room, Bathrooms
Check out Movies
Assist as needed
Time Slots: 6pm – 8pm / 8pm – 10pm

Shower Attendant

Coordinate and maintain the Shower Schedule
Monitor the Shower Door and Times
Assist with Towels and Toiletries
Time Slots: 6pm – 7:30pm / 7:30pm – 9pm

Overnight Presence

Monitor Smoking Passes and door until 11pm
Lock door at 11pm
Go to sleep on the 3rd Floor - You are here if the PACEM Staff need assistance during the night.
Set out breakfast items & make coffee in the morning
Light cleaning as needed
Time Slots: 10pm – 7am

Set Up / Take Down / Laundry

Set Up – Morning of February 22 - 8am to 11am – 10 people needed
Take Down – Morning of March 7 – 7am to 10am – 10 people needed
Laundry – Transporting linens for cleaning 2x/week – about 2 people needed for an hour.

For more information, please contact Tommy Gibson at 960-7213 or tgibson@nexet.net, or Virginia Gibson at 960-7212 or gibsonv@charlottesville.org