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Angel Ahrens, 630-400-9450,

Karen Smith, 630-278-9997,

Sue Roths, 630-980-7493,


St. Walter P.A.D.S. Ministry is seeking volunteers to be part of our
Evening/Overnight and Cook Staffs

Commitment is only once a quarter, the 2nd Monday of the month.

Evening/Overnight:  We need volunteers to help cover the 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm, 11:00 pm - 3:00 am or 3:00 am to 7:00 am shifts. These volunteers oversee the site and assist guests as needed.

Cooks:  You would be assigned to one of our three cook crews.  The head cook will contact you in advance and ask if you are willing to bring a hot dish or to purchase items to be used at dinner and/or for making lunches for the following day.  Food items would be brought to St. Isidore Parish, Bloomingdale on your assigned evening by 6:30 pm.

If you have any additional questions, our would like to volunteer, please email Sue Roth or Angel Ahrens

Public  Action to  Deliver  Shelter

Angel Ahrens, 630-400-9450,
Karen Smith, 630-278-9997,
Sue Roths, 630-980-7493,

This Monday, December 10 is our next PADS date at St. Isidore Ministry Center. Please check the sign-up genius website for the volunteer roster. It can be easily accessed by going to the St. Walter website: Click on PADS.

It is important for each volunteer to check the schedule and arrive on time for their shift. The website has the schedule for the next 3 months. You can volunteer wherever there are openings. Cooks are an important resource for us. The homeless guests often comment on the good dinners and breakfasts we give them.

St. Walter volunteers have been hosting PADS since 1985 and many of them are still with us but are finding it increasingly difficult. We need new people to help with administration, scheduling, phone reminders, shift volunteers and cooks. Please contact any of us for other information. For cooks contact Sue.

Donations we can use: napkins, paper towels, Ziploc lunch bags, Ziploc gallon size bags, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, cereal, toiletries, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and razors. Small individual sizes are preferred where applicable.

We would like to have cell phone numbers for our volunteers so we can send text messages instead of phone calling. Many people prefer being contacted by text. Please call or e-mail us with the information.

We do appreciate all of our volunteers and their generosity to the homeless.

Angel, Karen, Sue



Public  Action to  Deliver  Shelter 

Angel Ahrens 630-400-9459
Karen Smith  630-278-9997
Sue Roths   630-980-7493



The St. Walter P.A.D.S. volunteers assist at the St Isidore homeless shelter on the 2nd Monday of every month at the Ministry Center.  Below is a list of the available shifts and volunteer duties:

  • 5:45 to 8:00 pm (10 volunteers required) Set up tables and chairs, lay out pads and linens, help with dinner prep, serve dinner and clean-up
  • 7:00 pm to 11 pm (4 volunteers required) Dinner clean-up, monitor guests, play Bingo, 10 pm lights out.
  • 11:00 pm to 3:00 am (3 volunteers required) monitor quests, deal with problems and emergencies
  • 3:00 am to 7:00 am  (3 volunteers required) monitor guests, early wake-ups, prepare for breakfast
  • 6:00 am breakfast (3 volunteers required) prepares breakfast, serve and cleanup
  • 5:45 am to 7:15 am (10 volunteers required) clean-up, wash pads w/bleach, bag linens ad towels for laundry, put away pads, tables, chairs, mop floors, bring garbage to dumpsters.
  • Laundry duty consist mainly of towels. Bed linens are laundered by Central DuPage Hospital. Laundry should be picked up before 7:15 am Tuesday morning and returned before the following Monday (2 volunteers)
  • Cook chief (3 required) The cook chiefs coordinate a crew of about 30 cooks who provide dinner for anywhere from 50 to 80 quests each month.
  • Cooks (30 per crew, 3 crews) Cooks provide cooked food for the night, milk/juice for breakfast, materials for bag lunches.