Winter Outreach 2019

Register and select your shift(s). Each volunteer must sign up individually so that we can keep an accurate count. All shifts commence at Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 12000 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles 90049. 

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THURSDAY, December 12, 2019

  • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM: Supply Set-Up/Inventory (Adults Preferred)
    Volunteers help with: bringing necessary supplies into main hall of the facility and stacking items according to posted signs. Items will then be inventoried.

FRIDAY, December 13, 2019

(You may register for all desired sessions regardless of any overlapping times)

  • Noon - 3:00 PM: Space and Assembly Preparation (Adults Only)
    Volunteers help with: bringing final inventory into main hall, prepping space and items for assembly line. Registration limited to 50.
  • 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Kit Item Preparation (All Ages)
    Designed for adults, families, and kids, volunteers help prepare items for the assembly line. Volunteers (especially children) may also make cards for our homeless neighbors to place in each kit. Adults are responsible for supervising kids and youth under their care.
  • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM: Assembly Set Up & Kit Assembly (Adults Preferred)
    Volunteers will help with: final preparation for assembly, setting up assembly line, kit assembly, loading trucks. Volunteers may also make cards for our homeless neighbors to place in each kit.

SATURDAY, December 14, 2019

(You may register for all desired sessions regardless of any overlapping times)

  • 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM: Survival Kit Assembly Set Up (All Ages)
    Volunteers take positions along the assembly line and receive instructions on the assembly process, replenishing inventory, and moving completed kits to vehicle loading areas.
  • 8:00 – 11:00 AM: Survival Kit Assembly (All Ages)
    Volunteers can choose from a variety tasks for kit assembly including: walking duffel bags along the assembly line, replenishing inventory, moving assembled kits to vehicle loading areas, separating recyclable materials. Volunteers (especially children) also may make cards for our homeless neighbors to place in each kit.
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: TGS Learning Experience Session #1
    “Without a Parachute: Abandoned, Senior and Homeless” (All Ages)
    Join us for a revealing conversation about the unspoken truth of living out one’s life forgotten and discarded. Held in the Main Sanctuary.
  • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM: Survival Kit Assembly (All Ages)
    Volunteers can choose from a variety tasks for kit assembly including: walking duffel bags along the assembly line, replenishing inventory, moving assembled kits to vehicle loading areas, separating recyclable materials.
  • 11:05 AM – 11:50 PM TGS Learning Experience Session #2
    “Homeless College Students? Studying Their Way Off the Streets(All Ages)
    An interactive conversation about the journeys of resilient collegians who succeed at UCLA, USC, SMC and other schools despite the lack of a home. Held in the Main Sanctuary.
  • 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Survival Kit Distribution/Outreach (Noon to 5:00 PM is maximum time - distribute as long as you can) (All Ages - use discretion for minors)
    For this important part of our mission, volunteers will learn about how to approach and interact with homeless individuals while distributing survival kits.  Volunteers have several options for sharing in the incredibly touching, eye-opening, and memorable experience of distributing survival kits to those in need, including:
    • Agency Visits: Led by TGS representatives*
    • Downtown Distribution: Led by TGS representatives*
    • Individually: Using maps provided by TGS to find areas in need*

*Those driving their own vehicles must attend a brief, mandatory drivers’ meeting at 11:15 in Room 121 (off courtyard) before loading vehicles.

  • 1:00 - 3:30 PM: Assembly Completion/Storage/Clean Up (Please arrive by 1:00 PM) (All Ages)  
    Volunteers help finish the assembly of kits, prepare and load surplus items for storage, separate packaging for recycling and clean up the facility.

SUNDAY, December 15, 2019

  • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM: Survival Kit Distribution/Outreach (10:30 AM to 3:00 PM is maximum time - distribute as long as you can) (All Ages - use discretion for minors)
    Volunteers receive instructions, load and distribute survival kits. 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM - Check-in, distribution instructions, and vehicle loading; 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM – Distribution and outreach. 4.5 hours is maximum time - distribute as long as you can.  

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Registration: Upon arrival, please proceed to the Registration Desk located in the Brentwood Presbyterian church courtyard to sign in.

Waiver Forms: To participate, all volunteers must sign a waiver -either electronically when registering or by completing and signing a printed waiver form. Youth Waiver Form for volunteers under 18 years of age, Click Here for the adult waiver form.

Parking: Free parking is available in the Comerica Bank parking lot, upper level on Thursday and Friday nights after 6:00 PM, and all day Saturday and Sunday. 12001 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049, entrance off S. Saltair Ave. Please look for signs to direct you. The lot is directly across from Brentwood Presbyterian Church 12000 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90049. Additional parking is also available on Gretna Green Way Friday - Saturday and on Montana Ave west of Gretna Green Way. 

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WHEN
December 12, 2019 at 7:30pm - December 15, 2019
WHERE
Brentwood Presbyterian Church
12000 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
United States
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