Anne Marie House Guidelines

GNIHN Volunteer Job Responsibilities

Dinner preparer - presently Monday - Thursday
   *   Prepare dinner in time for serving at 6 pm.
   *   May cook either at home or on premises. May use food in pantry or freezers.
   *   Set up dinner buffet in dining room.
   *   Answer main entrance door or telephone

Dinner Host
   *   Assist with set up of dinner buffet.
   *   Answer main entrance door or telephone
   *   Hosts are encourage to sit and eat with guests.
       (no clean-up by volunteer as that is a responsibility of the residents)

Evening host
   *   Conduct "walkabouts" of the building, all 3 levels, every hour if possible.
   *   Socialize with residents. With parental permission, assist children with homework,
       games, stories or other activities. Follow "Safe Church" guidelines.
   *   Be available to assist residents
   *   Answer main entrance door or telephone
   *   Lock first floor windows (during warm weather) and pull blinds at dusk, or by 8:30 pm

Overnight host
   *   Be available to assist residents. Provide hospitality, emergency coverage, and
       security during overnight hours.
   *   Answer main entrance door or telephone
   *   Monitor the building and hallways until 10:30 pm.
       Security alarm signs are permanently posted. Alarm is activated at 10:30pm   
       pm.
   *   Get up by 6 am, turn off alarm system and unlock back door.

Day Worker
   *   Assist resident if needed, e.g. unlocking the pantry for parents
   *   Perform chores as needed, clerical assistance, host laundry, housekeeping.
       (not mandatory ... only if the volunteer wants - list available in host room)
   *   With parental permission, assist children with activities, e.g. teach a craft, play a
       game, read a story. Follow "Safe Church" guidelines: no guest child is to be
       alone with one host; several children may be with one host, or several hosts with
       one guest child.
   *   May pursue personal interests; computer, read, etc.
   *   Answer main entrance door or telephone
   *   Conduct "walkabouts" of the building, all 3 levels, every hour if
       possible.
   *   At dusk, turn on outside lights.

See our Committee Contact page for more information.