“In the end, the most important thing is not to do things for people who are poor and in distress, but to enter into relationship with them, to be with them and help them find confidence in themselves and discover their own gifts. . . . The promise of Jesus is to help us discover that the poor are a source of life and not just objects of our charity” - Jean Vanier

“In the end, the most important thing is not to do things for people who are poor and in distress, but to enter into relationship with them, to be with them and help them find confidence in themselves and discover their own gifts. . . . The promise of Jesus is to help us discover that the poor are a source of life and not just objects of our charity”

- Jean Vanier

You are not required to ‘believe’ anything to participate in the heat respite. All are welcome at Grace and those who come during the heat respite reflect that, with a diverse range of backgrounds. Below are some of the areas in which we need support during the summer.  You do not need to be an expert at anything.  We have experienced folks who will be happy to "show you ropes".  The most helpful thing you can bring is a smiling face and loving attitude.  We are an inclusive community, and all are welcome to participate!

Our 2017 heat respite program will be open from June 12th - September 1st. 

If you would like to volunteer contact us at 602.258.3787 or outreach@graceinthecity.com.

Volunteer Positions

Hospitality

Helping to address the needs of those participating in the heat respite by establishing mutually respectful relationships with all, assisting with the organization of daily activities (including movies, guests, and service providers), taking in and organizing donations, assisting with the organization and distribution of meals, being in relationship with others.

Kitchen

Those in the kitchen are responsible for daily food service (a healthy breakfast, lunch, and snack daily), the organization and cleanliness of the kitchen and storeroom, and the efficient management and use of resources.

Other needs

  • Sign-In Desk
  • Delivery Driver
  • Data Entry
  • Thank You Card Writer

2017 VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION

We will be hosting a training for all 2017 Heat Respite volunteers on Saturday, June 3rd at 10am, followed by lunch.  We will discuss the overall ethos of the program, how the program will be operating this summer, and some new requirements for for various positions (i.e. kitchen help).   Please RSVP to outreach@graceinthecity.com.