What is Room in the Inn?
Room in the Inn provides food and shelter for up to 225 people each night in over 150 area congregations from November 1 to March 31.
Every Wednesday and Friday night, Belmont provides shelter, meals, and fellowship to six homeless men in the Sports Science Center. Each night presents an opportunity for college students to come alongside homeless men and share in a meal and an evening of fellowship.
How do I sign up?
Volunteers can view the RITI Schedule to see what slots are available. They may then respond to the need on Get Connected through MyBelmont or contact the volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred date(s) and positions. If there are any questions, please direct them to this email as well.
What do volunteers do?
We have 4 volunteer positions at this time:
Chefs may be guys or girls. You will facilitate the evening by making dinner and eating with our guests afterwards. Detailed instructions will be provided for the meal, so no prior knowledge is needed. You do not need to bring anything with you. A brief training session will be provided for Chefs before our guests arrive. You need to be at the Belmont Sports Science Center from 5:00pm-8:00pm. You may earn 3 hours of Community Service convocation credit each night. Each evening requires 2 Chefs.
Setup Crew volunteers may be guys or girls. You will prep the facility for our guests before they arrive, then join them for an evening of dinner and fellowship afterwards. Diagrams and detailed instructions are available for each room. You do not need to bring anything with you. A brief training session will be provided for the Setup Crew before our guests arrive. You need to be at the Belmont Sports Science Center from 5:00pm-8:00pm. You may earn 3 hours of Community Service convocation credit each night. Each evening requires 2 Setup Crew volunteers.
Innkeepers must be guys. You will supervise the evening. Innkeepers stay the night at the Sports Science Center with our homeless guests and get them off to their next destination early the next morning. The morning will conclude in plenty of time for Innkeepers to attend Thursday morning classes. Innkeepers must possess a high level of maturity and responsibility. Innkeepers must be available from 5:00pm-7:00am the next morning. Bring your own sleeping bag and a pillow. You may earn up to 14 hours of Community Service convocation credit each time. Each overnight requires 2 Innkeepers.
Looking for another way to get involved?Contact us at email@example.com to discuss ways you can help us expand this program. Fundraisers, news articles, etc. are just a few of the ways you might be able to help. RITI at Belmont has a lot of potential, and we are excited about partnering with you in any way possible.