NEST is the Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team and provides life-saving shelter for homeless adult men and women during the winter months.

CrossRoads Church will be hosting N.E.S.T. starting February 27th through March 6th in 2019! 
Volunteer Sign-Ups for NEST click here!
**Click on the Needs tab to see all the days and shifts available!
All volunteers must attend one of the 2 mandatory volunteer training meetings even if you have served with NEST before. 
– Wednesday, February 20th at 7 PM (childcare provided)
Debrief & Celebration for NEST will be on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 PM
Job Descriptions Below:
Food Preparation Team – Responsible for preparing dinner for the guests to be served at 8:30 PM. A menu will be provided. Each night there will be our Kitchen Team Leader to oversee both food preparation and food service. Arrival at 5 PM.
Overnight Shift (3 Shifts) – The shift 1, 2, & 3 volunteers monitor hallways, restrooms, fellowship hall, and sleeping areas to ensure guests can have a restful night. Additionally, shift 3 volunteers are responsible for assisting with breakfast preparation and checkout. They will account for and assist guests as they load the bus for departure. After all guests have left, volunteers stack mats/blankets and straighten up main spaces.
Shift 1: 9:30 PM – 12:30 AM
Shift 2: 12:30 AM – 3:30 AM
Shift 3: 3:30 AM – 7 AM
Bus Team – Volunteers will meet at CRC and travel to the NEST bus stop at Norfolk Social Services (741 Monticello Ave). Volunteers will screen assignment forms, organize the lottery, keep order and seat guests on the bus for the ride to CRC. Arrival time at 5:45 PM.
Registration Team – Volunteers are responsible for ensuring that mats are in place prior to guests’ arrival. This team welcomes guests as they arrive, registers each guest, and directs them to dinner. Arrival time at 5:45 PM.
Evening Helpers – Volunteers are responsible for dining area set-up, serving dinner, and cleanup from dinner, preliminary prep for breakfast, overseeing the smoking area and getting guests settled into sleeping areas for the night. Arrival time at 5:45 PM.
Click Here to download the CRC Volunteer Handbook! (click on the files tab)
Please contact Stacie with any questions!