For the first time in DuPage PADS’ 28-year history, volunteers will be able to complete a web-based training program at their own convenience.
This volunteer training program was made possible as a result of a grant from the Spirit of Volunteerism Fund of The DuPage Community Foundation. Beginning Jan. 6, volunteers will be able to log into the DuPage PADS website and learn about the agency mission to end homelessness, programs and services provided, best practices in risk management, volunteer roles and responsibilities. The $30,000 grant was one of three awarded earlier this year at Volapalooza: A Celebration of Volunteerism at Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College. As a result of this grant, training materials will be available on the website for all registered volunteers.
“We know that we could not provide all of our services without the tremendous support of our volunteers. The information and skills learned in the training modules will empower volunteers and give them the tools they need to be confident and successful while providing flexibility to complete the training at a convenient time for them,” said Executive Director Carol Simler.
DuPage PADS was founded in 1985 and is the largest provider of services to those who are homeless in DuPage County. The administration office is located at 601 West Liberty Drive, Wheaton. More information can be obtained by calling (630) 682-3846 or visiting www.dupagepads.org.