Room In The Inn
Room In The Inn Winter Shelter
Since 1986, local congregations have participated in the Room In The Inn ministry by opening their doors during the winter months to provide safe, hospitable shelter to members of Nashville’s homeless community. At Westminster, we welcome our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness with food, fellowship, and a warm place to sleep on Wednesday nights.
We have many volunteer opportunities available, and you can sign up for as many as you would like! Specific instructions are on the Sign-up pages and will be emailed to you in advance of your shift.
Overnight hosts offer hospitality by spending the night with our guests on Wednesday nights. Note: one overnight host will be responsible for driving the church van to transport guests on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.
Dinner volunteers will prepare, serve and enjoy an evening meal with our guests on Wednesday evenings.
Breakfast and lunch volunteers will deliver to the church on Wednesday afternoons grab-and-go breakfast items and sack lunches for our guests to eat on Thursdays. (You are always welcome to provide a hot breakfast early Thursday morning if you’d like.)
Laundry volunteers will pick up sheets and towels on Thursday mornings, launder them and return them to the church by the following Monday.
Please note that signing up to volunteer the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and spring break will give you mega brownie points!
How can you help?
- To be an overnight host/hostess, please click here.
- To provide breakfast and lunch, please click here.
- To provide dinner, please click here.
- To provide laundry for our guests, please click here.
- To provide turndown service, please click here.
Thank you for volunteering!
This year we purchased new mattresses for our guests (for the first time in at least 8 years!) and would appreciate financial contributions for this significant expense. Any additional donated funds will be used to refresh sheets, towels and toiletry supplies for the season. Thank you so much for your generosity.
Participants in the Room In The Inn Program have access to personal items such as coats, socks, undergarments, t-shirts, toiletries, etc. at the downtown campus. Donations of those items are always appreciated and are accepted year-round at the campus, located at 705 Drexel Street, Nashville, TN 37203.
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