Thank you for becoming a Volunteer at Community Crossroads Center. Our mission could not be completed without your help and commitment.
Volunteer Coordinator: Julie Morrow
Free Clothes Closet Manager: Richard McManus
Donations Manager: Jennie Baird
Child Enrichment Program: Dawn Bocanegra and ECU Recreation and Wellness Team
Julie Morrow Volunteer Coordinator
Community Crossroads Center
INFORMATION FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS
Inclement Weather Policy: Please contact staff at 252-752-0829 at 9am to see if there are any closures due to the weather.
Non-Discrimination Policy: Community Crossroads Center does not discriminate in any way. Please read the information in the document below. You will need to sign and date a sheet stating that you have read, understand and agree with this information. Those sheets can be found in the Kitchen on the white board, Respite Room and Clothes Closet check in areas. If you cannot locate them please ask Volunteer Coordinator.
Blood Born Pathogens: For the health and safety of all volunteers and residents of the Shelter, please become familiar with the safety precautions you will find in this YouTube presentation. Blue nitrile gloves can be found in the Kitchen hanging on the white board, Respite Quarters Kitchen on top of the pantry, and Clothes Closet at the check-in desk. Please do not use these gloves for food handling or routine clean-up. These should be used for personal safety when needed.
INFORMATION FOR RESPITE QUARTERS VOLUNTEERS
Purpose: Community Crossroads Center is a “night only” shelter. However, often times there are residents with disabilities, short-term medical conditions or other special situations that limit their ability to fend for themselves during the daytime hours when residents are expected to be out of the facility. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Respite Quarter was established in the old school building adjacent to the shelter. Residents that meet the requirements of the Respite Quarter Policy are admitted. The residents truly find respite here during the day. As with all programs here at Community Crossroads Center, we rely on our wonderful volunteers who offer companionship and support to those in need of a hand up. The Respite Quarter residents from noon to 5 pm. Monday through Friday based on the availability of volunteers.
RESPITE QUARTERS RULES
Residents will abide by the “Respite Quarters” manager that is on duty. Residents will treat the manager with respect.
There is no smoking in the building or on Community Crossroads Center grounds.
Respite Quarters residents must have their badge for entry.
Residents will be allowed one re-entry per day (for lunch, etc.).
All residents will always be properly clothed.
No loud music or other forms of distracting behavior towards others
No entry into other parts of the building.
No guests or other people will be allowed in (other than for medical reasons, i.e., Home Health, etc.).
Children’s Enrichment Program
Community Crossroads Center is a “night only” emergency shelter. We often do house families and a number of children at the shelter. The Respite Quarters are open to the families with children. Groups may come in to work with the children for fun and enriching activities.
The parent must always be with the child/children in the Respite Family room. The parent/s will obtain a parent badge from the Case Manager at the Center. This badge must always be displayed while the parent is with the child/children. Parent will be accountable for the behavior of their child/children and will abide by the rules of the “Respite Quarters.”
For Children’s Enrichment Volunteers
There will be volunteer badges and a volunteer sign-in sheet for this program. Please be sure to check-in at main office.
- Each volunteer must have a volunteer application filled out and on file with Volunteer Coordinator.
- Each volunteer’s name must be on the Child Enrichment Calendar in advance.
- Each volunteer will check in at the main office and sign in with Kim or whoever is at the front desk.
- Each volunteer will leave their badge in a designated box on the shelf where we keep the supplies so it is available for the next time – please do not take the badges home with you.
Community Crossroads Shelter
207 Manhattan Ave.
Old School Building
1600 Chestnut St.
Julie’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In an emergency, dial 911 and then call the shelter.
If you have to call 911 for a respite room resident, you need to give the school building address or the paramedics will go to the shelter building.
INFORMATION FOR BREAKFAST VOLUNTEERS
Please arrive by 6 am. Read the menu for the day and read the recipes, all in the blue breakfast binder.
Set out 50-60 plates and silverware. Set out a basket or some small container to collect the breakfast tickets. Set out salt/pepper shakers, syrup, etc. as needed for that day.
Follow the menu and recipes for your day of the week. If you are serving something like oatmeal, farina, or grits, please do not plate that food until you start to serve the residents. You may have the other items already plated, but those particular foods tend to get cold fast and congeal! We use small bowls for that type of food.
Please open the grate at the serving counter at 7 am. Collect breakfast tickets as the residents come through. Each resident should only take one serving. If someone has more than one ticket, they can take that number of servings, as sometimes mothers get food for all of the kids, etc.
If the resident does not want all of the types of food served, it is ok to give them a plate with just one of the items on it.
At 7:15 call SECONDS if there are any plates or items left over. Close the grate at 7:25-7:30.
You do not have to do any of the clean-up. All of our residents have jobs to do, and there is a breakfast clean-up crew to do that work.
Coffee: The residents make their own coffee. If we have any sugar, sweetener, or creamer, you may put that out by the coffee pot – we usually do not have any so they just have black coffee. Juice: If there are containers of juice of juice type drinks in the cooler, put out several. We do not always have a drink and in that case, they have water available. Milk: If we have milk, serve as much as possible as it usually will expire within a day or two.
Thank you for your service and have a wonderful day!
See BREAKFAST MENUS
INFORMATION FOR CLOTHING CLOSET
COMMUNITY CROSSROADS CENTER
1600 CHESTNUT ST.
FREE CLOTHES CLOSET
OPEN TUESDAY AND THURSDAY
2:00 PM TO 4:00PM
CLOTHES FOR MEN,WOMEN, AND CHILDREN. HOUSEHOLD ITEMS AND TOYS
ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND GET WHAT YOU NEED.