REsponsibilities of Morning Shift

Two volunteers are required for this shift. The shift is from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Upon arrival please do the following:

  1. Masks must be worn while in the shelter but may be removed while in the volunteer lounge if only volunteers are present.
  2. Review the self-health-screening questions at the check-in desk.
  3. Have a present volunteer take your temperature with a provided thermometer.  You’ll be asked to do the same for them when your relief arrives.
  4. Sign in and make yourself a name tag – first name only.
  5. Do your best to follow social distancing recommendations.


  • Make coffee.  Put out juice & milk. Provided Individually wrapped food items are available to guests on the buffet table.  Ensure that it is well stocked. Items are stored in the kitchen.
  • Ensure hand sanitizer is available at the buffet table.  All guests and volunteers must sanitize their hands each time they approach the table before touching anything.
  • Guests may rise at their leisure, unless they have scheduled appointments, school, work, etc.  Keep in mind that youth guests will have school and bussing schedules that we need to accommodate.  
  • No food or beverages permitted in the guests’ room, with the exception of provided water bottles.
  • Provide guests access to their medications as necessary; feel free to encourage guests to get their medications together.
  • Return necessary items in the medication cabinet to those guests who wish to leave the shelter for the day. Those who take their medications should indicate this when they sign out.
  • Any personal belongings left at the shelter must be placed in the guest’s assigned tote or their locker.
  • If guests are done eating, make sure all food is stored away.  Be aware of how long certain products are sitting out (i.e. milk).
  • Shower and laundry facilities are available to guests on a sign-up basis.  Only those who have signed up should use these facilities and they should do so only at the time they have requested.  The sign-up sheets are located on the wall outside the volunteer lounge.
  • Check toilet paper and hand towel supplies and replace if necessary.  These items are kept in the storage room under the stairs.
  • Entry doors are to remain locked; be sure to listen for the next crew to arrive. Guests are not to use the door the main shelter entry (green door) during this time.
  • When staff is present, guests who desire to go outside to smoke must exit through the office area and remain outside that entry.  We will consider any guest who leaves that area to have left for the day. They will not be permitted re-entry until check-in.
  • When staff is not present guests may an GCHH manager or volunteer must accompany guests on the supervised outdoor tobacco use/vaping breaks.  These take place once an hour on the half-hour.
  • Guests are encouraged to remain in their rooms as much as possible; guests who chose to leave are not to be permitted re-entry to the shelter until they have been checked in at either the afternoon or evening check-in times.
  • Remember that GCHH Managers are your resource people for questions and concerns. Please do not hesitate to call them for clarification and support. Their contact information will be provided to volunteers. 
  • Staff will arrive between 8a.m. and 11a.m. Tuesday – Friday.