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Volunteer Training

Become a Winter Shelter Volunteer

(December through March)

Volunteers are at the heart of the Winter Shelter program!

  • Evening Volunteers: greet clients, assist with nightly preparations, overnight stays, morning shift clean up, and serve meals. Training class is required.
  • Meal Prep: prepare evening and breakfast meals (can be frozen ahead), and snacks.

Volunteers must be 18 or older to assist at the shelter, and complete the following requirements:

  1. Fill out the Winter Shelter Volunteer Form
  2. Complete your Background Checks. ECHOS staff is willing to help you obtain your clearances. Call or stop in!
  3. Attend one in-person volunteer training session or watch online presentation

In-Person Training Dates

New Volunteers must attend one of the following in-person training sessions:

  • Tuesday, October 15, 6—8 pm Etown College Hoover Building Room 110
  • Sunday, October 27, 3—5 pm Community Place on Washington, 61 E. Washington St.
  • Monday, November 18, 6—8 pm Community Place on Washington, 61 E. Washington St.
  • Thursday, January 23 6—8 pm Community Place on Washington, 61 E. Washington St.
  • Download information about these trainings here

New Volunteers

Interested in volunteering/want to know more?

Contact:
Winter Shelter Volunteer Coordinator
(717) 696-8823
Volunteer@ECHOSLancaster.org

Sign Up for Volunteer Training

If you are already signed up as a volunteer, please use the form below to register for a training. If you have not yet signed up as a volunteer, please use the form here to do that first.

Online Training for Returning Volunteers

Be sure to click the link on Slide 12 to sign the Training Verification Sheet!

After you have completed your volunteer training and all the appropriate forms, we use SignUpGenius to schedule our volunteers. Weekly commitments are not required; choose the time slot that suits you!

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