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! There will be training available at each site before the season begins.

Online Calendar: Please use our online volunteer calendars to sign up for the site and position that you would like to fill. They can all be found on our “Volunteer Site Calendars”  page. Click the appropriate link on that page to go to our calendars.

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Overnight Shift: Each shelter has its own opening and closing times. The general times are 8:30pm to 7:00am. Arrangements can be made to come in later and/or leave earlier. Just need to make comments to the volunteer coordinator.

Your job is to provide oversight while our guests are in the shelter overnight. Logistically, you will be helping with bedding, totes, and chores while making sure check in and check out times are adhered to for the duration of your shift. You will be diffusing any differences that may occur between guests. You will be there to provide friendship not babysitting. You are in charge for the night but not with a “policeman” attitude. It’s a wonderful time to invest in someone’s life.

Intake: Arrive to set up around 8:15 for intake, duties to include: intake form completion, boundaries sign off, and guests bags checked in.

Morning Relief: You will need to ensure that the nightly chores were completed and any follow up cleaning if necessary. Hand out to-go food bags before the guests leave. Help inventory list for replenishment of supplies to our supplies coordinator. 

Laundry Coordinator/Help: We have a lot of laundries when it comes to Code Purple and we need help getting it picked up, washed, folded, and delivered back to the shelter. This varies from site to site. 

Donation Coordinator: We have donations coming in all winter long. We need someone to take calls and emails to answer questions and schedule deliveries or occasional pickups. You can assemble your own team to help manage the drop-off sites located in various towns and to transport needed items from the Distribution Center to the shelter in need.

Volunteer Site Coordinator: This includes managing the volunteer schedule, coordinating laundry getting done, keeping an eye on donations at the shelter site, and keeping the director updated on all the happenings. This can be a shared partnership with someone that can help you.

AM/PM Transportation:  We can not provide any transportation at this time.



Please call 302-956-6006 for questions concerning dinner or food. We have to-go meals at various sites.  We will be needing to-go bags for our guests each day at each site.