Welcome to the Congregation Albert Family Promise/Interfaith Hospitality Network Project!
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We will be hosting families:
March 19-26, 2016
If you are volunteering for one of the following roles and you never attended training, you must attend the orientation to be held on:
Tuesday, March 14th at 6:30 pm at Congregation Albert.
- provide meals,
- spend the night
- drive the van or
- chaperone activities with the families
Volunteers who help with setting up, breaking down, transport beds, do laundry or provide food ARE NOT REQUIRED to attend the orientation.
Prepare dinner: you bring a cooked meal to serve to the families at 5:15pm, eat with the families and stay until the overnight volunteers arrive at 8:00pm. You prepare a meal at your home for approximately 15 people + yourself/your family and serving it family style at the Temple. You will know the exact number and ages of guests to be fed about one week prior to the scheduled visit.
Help with breakfast (weekdays) means that you arrive at the Temple by 6:15 am or 7:30am depending on the day and help the families get the children ready and make sure they eat a good breakfast. You do not need to cook or prepare anything. All the breakfast foods are there for the guests. You will clean up after breakfast, checking the kitchen area and the bathrooms prior to leaving. You will stay with the guests until all are gone, usually by 7:30 am, lock their bedroom door and leave key in cabinet in room 12.
Prepare breakfast means that you bring a meal to the Temple to serve to the familes. You are expected to stay and eat with the families. You will know the exact count one week prior to the scheduled visit. This is usually weekends and holidays only. Please plan to arrive no later than 7:30am and stay until 9:00am.
Providing food for weekday breakfasts and lunches means that you will be given a shopping list from the Meals Coordinator. You are asked to purchase the items on the list as a donation to the project. You will need to bring your groceries to the Temple no later than Friday December 16th.
Drive the IHN van: You will need to be at the Temple by 7:15 am and again by 4:15 pm (may be later during holidays). You will transport those guests who need a ride to the IHN Day center at Girard and Lomas. Driving the van on the weekend means you will transport guests to any planned activities and participate in those activities with them. Driving the van on Wednesday evening means taking the guests to the JCC to shower at 6:00 pm, returning to the Temple at about 8 pm.
Spending the night means that you sign up to stay overnight at the Temple with the guests. You need to be at the Temple no later than 8:00 pm and must stay until the breakfast volunteers arrive the following morning (6:15 weekdays and 7:30am weekends). Though a bed is provided, you will need to provide your own bedding. You will play with the children, visit with the parents and make sure everyone gets up on time in the morning
Doing laundry means picking up a bag or two of laundry at the Temple between 1:00 and 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 26th. Please wash the linens and return them to the Temple no later than March 31st.
Set up and break down.
- Set up means you arrive at the Temple at 12:30 pm on the day the guests arrive and prepare rooms for their visit, including moving classroom furniture to make the room usable for the guests, making beds, putting out towels and soaps and lotions, getting the Art Room ready to be used as the IHN kitchen, etc.
- Break down means arriving at the Temple approx 1:00pm on the day the guests leave and put things back in order for use by the classroom teachers, including getting the ECC Art Room back to being an Art Room. Setting up and breaking down generally take about an hour and a half.
Activity chaperone: If you want to help with a weekend (or holiday) activity, you will accompany the guests to the activity, stay with them and interact with them during the activity. We split the day into morning and afternoon "shifts". It may involve you riding in the IHN van to and from the activity. You will not be able to leave early or arrive late. The activity often involves lunch, especially on Saturdays. Weekend activities are decided upon once the guests have arrived. They sometimes decide not to go anywhere so you may be involved with staying at the Temple with them and just hanging out, playing games with the children, etc.