CARITAS is Coming
October 18-25

We are hosting 40 men.

Online sign up is available through Access ACS. This is the same sign up process the Deacons are using for their assignments. For more information about the Access ACS sign up process, here is a link to the Deacons’ instructions. The only change is in step two; you won’t be looking for Deacons’ opportunities, but instead opportunities listed “CARITAS.”

Sign Ups Available Online for Daily Needs

  • Serve Dinner & Make Lunches –  One person from your Sunday School class or small group should sign up. This person will be the contact person for the class. (You can determine among yourselves who will actually be there.)
  • Washing Dishes – New this year, we’d like to serve our guests using non-disposables (plates, glasses, silverware).  We need two people each night to help scrape plates, load the industrial dishwasher, and put away the clean dishes.  (Training on the dishwasher is available from Sheryl Johnson.)
    • Dates Available: Saturday-Friday
  • Bake 80 Cookies – We need 80 cookies per day for lunches: 40 ziploc bags with 2 cookies per bag. Please bring the cookies to the Church on the morning of an assigned day.
  • Spending the Night – This can be two men, two women, married couples, or a parent and their youth. It requires making coffee, setting out a Continental breakfast in the morning, and handing out the packed lunches.
    • Dates Available: Sunday-Thursday
  • General/Miscellaneous Help – If you are available on a certain day and would like to plug in somewhere, please let us know and someone will follow up with you on how you can help.

Sign Ups Available Online for Special Needs/Activities

  • Cot Set Up – Help set up the cots before the CARITAS guests arrive. This can go toward your child’s volunteer hours. The Cot Set up will be at 11:30 a.m. on October 18.
  • Cot Take Down – Help clean up the cots after the CARITAS guests depart. This can go toward your child’s volunteer hours. The Cot Take Down will be at 9:30 a.m. on October 25.
  • Hot Breakfast – We want to send off our CARITAS guests with a hot breakfast on Saturday, October 25. Please sign up if you would like to prepare and/or serve food on Saturday morning.
  • Specialty/Additional Help – If there is a special talent you would like to share with the CARITAS guests, please sign up. This can range from a BINGO night or Bible Study. If you’re interested, sign up and someone will be in touch with you to follow up.

Additional Information:

  • Nightly Arrival Time: 6:00 p.m.
  • Morning Departure Time: 5:30 a.m.


  • If you have any questions about CARITAS or volunteering, please contact Deb Gray (804-512-1730).
  • If you have any questions about Access ACS or signing up online, please contact Cassandra Ducca (804-288-1131).

Learn more

CARITAS is the largest provider of homeless services in the Metro Richmond area.  Learn more about the great things CARITAS is doing in our community by visiting their website and be inspired!