We cannot operate without our volunteers!
If you know when you're available to volunteer overnight, please let us know! Fill out and submit the form on this page. We will send an email to confirm any dates and our daily coordinators will call you a few days in advance to answer any questions you have as well as to offer you any information you may need to know.
Austin's Place will open for Season 12 on December 1, 2018.
We are so grateful for our volunteers who stay overnight! Each evening - from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. - two volunteers stay at the shelter. Volunteers set up a check-in table, put out snacks/drinks for the guests, check-in guests, and assist in setting up the sleeping area. Lights are out from 10 p.m. until 6:30 a.m. Volunteers can bring things to do quietly and may sleep in shifts, but one volunteer must be awake at all times. In the morning, volunteers prepare coffee/tea, offer snacks, and assist the guests as they leave the shelter to go to Illinois Terminal. Being an overnight volunteer is a great experience in helping people, providing a valuable service to our community!
Have you submitted your Volunteer Registration Forms?
If not, visit our Registration Forms page.