Set Up
12:00 PM -  1:30 PM Sunday
Prepare Wise Temple spaces for our guests - transforming classrooms into cozy bedrooms and the program room into a welcoming living room space. 
Cook and Serve Dinner
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Purchase or prepare a meal.
  • Sit with our guests, share the meal and friendly conversation.
Evening Host

5:15 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Serve as primary host to both volunteers and guests during the evening; ensure everyone is enjoying themselves.
  • Oversee Wise Family Shelter Rules and Procedures. Manage issues and concerns if they arise.
Play with Children; Talk with Adults
(volunteer opportunity for children of all ages accompanied by an adult)

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Sit with our guests, share the meal and friendly conversation.
  • Play with the guests’ children. Games, puzzles, and art supplies are provided, or you may bring a favorite game or activity to share.
Overnight Host

8:00 PM – 7:00 AM weekdays
8:00 PM – 8:00 AM weekends

Volunteers may arrive earlier to join guests for dinner

  • Serve as primary hosts to volunteers and guests during the evening, night, and early morning.
  • Ensure all guests are awake and ready to board the bus in the morning (6:30
    AM - 6:45 AM weekdays, 7:30 AM - 7:45 AM weekends.)
  • Set-up breakfast for guests to enjoy.
  • Oversee Wise Family Shelter Rules and Procedures. Manage issues and concerns if they arise.
  • Each Overnight Host will have the comforts of home in a private classroom that has been transformed to a cozy bedroom. Overnight Hosts simply need to bring their own bed linens or a sleeping bag and pillow.
Clean Laundry
  • Flexible hours. Pick-up after 8:30 AM Sunday. Return to Wise Center prior to next hosting week.
  • Wash and dry bed linens, towels, and blankets. Job shared among several volunteers.
Take Down

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Sunday

Restore Wise Temple spaces, readying them for religious school.