Code Purple Sussex County empowered by Love INC (In the Name of Christ)
Volunteers and Servants needed to serve! Please consider volunteering your time, love, and talent to Code Purple Sussex County. Please complete the Volunteer Form and call us to talk about the opportunities!
Printable Volunteer Form: Volunteer Form
Online Calendar: Please use our online volunteer site to sign up for how you wish to serve. Signup.com Code Purple Sussex County Calendar
We may not be open on the dates that are listed. We will review the weather and cancel dates accordingly. These are listed as ‘On Call’.
Our most needed volunteers are for:
Overnight Shift: Each shelter has its own opening and closing times. Usual times are 8:30pm to 7am. Arrangements can be made to come in later and or leave earlier. Just need to make comments to the volunteer coordinator. Gateway for women and children, Avenue UMC men only, and St Luke’s Parish House is men only.
Dinner: Dinner includes the main dish, bread, and a dessert or veggie if you wish. In the past, most have also brought tea, milk, or soft drinks. Please invite your family and friends to assist you with this. Also, service groups will receive service hours for this, just let us know so we can sign off on the hour sheets or write a letter.
We appreciate you taking on this service and we do want to have variety in the meals served. It’s hard on our guest’s stomachs to have red sauce repeatedly. In the past, we have served meatloaf with mashed potatoes, chicken n dumplings, hot dogs with chili, chili, a variety of soups and stews, taco night, pizza, cold subs or sandwiches, meatball subs… Please call ahead to ask for our headcount of our guests to determine quantity. Please list the main dish and items you plan on bringing. Contact Kaytra MacDonald at 302-853-0129 for headcount and meal planning questions.
Intake: arrive at 8:30pm to set up for intake, duties to include: intake form completion, boundaries sign off, and guests bags checked in. Our guests are allowed into the shelters at 8:30pm.
Check Out & Clean Up: You will need to ensure that the nightly chores were completed and any follow up cleaning if necessary. Also, an inventory list for replenishment of supplies to our supplies coordinator.
AM Transportation: volunteers needed to transport our female guests from Gateway Fellowship in Bridgeville to the A.C.E. Center in Seaford. We are currently working on obtaining a van as we may have upwards of 15 guests.
We also need volunteers to fellowship with our guests. We encourage you to pray on other ways to serve our guests like a short bible study, G.E.D. training and study help, job search and training, life skills, budget planning, and other areas that you may have as a special skill. We also need help from our community in ways of haircuts and other grooming services.