Nightly Volunteer Team

Each night a team of volunteers is required.  Duties are as follows:

  1. Registration/Intake Desk
  2. Meal Preparation (Meals are prepared off-site)
  3. Meal Service
  4. Overnight Chaperones – At least 1 Male/1 Female 
  5. On Call Laundry Volunteers-as needed

Volunteer Appreciation RSVP

At Chilson Hills Church

Volunteer Training

The Severe Weather Network (SWN) provides applicable training for all volunteers. Volunteers who are going to be in direct contact with guests (Registration Desk, Meal Servers, Overnight Chaperones) are required to attend the training class prior to volunteering at a Severe Weather Center (SWC).  The SWN has enlisted the help of local law enforcement to provide certain modules of the training course.

For 2018-19: All new volunteers (in contact with SWN guests) are required to complete the SWN Training. For those who completed the 2018 SWN Training, there is no additional training required.

The following topics will be covered in the SWN Training Course:

  • SWN Information
  • Homelessness and Community Resources
  • De-escalation Techniques and Strategies
  • Practice & Discussion

On Site Training Completed at the Host Site

  • Tour of Host Site Facility
  • Emergency Processes and Procedures
  • SWC Procedures Specific to Each Host Site


SWN Volunteer Training