South Oakland Shelter 2017 (SOS) – Volunteer Today

South Oakland Shelter (SOS)
August 6 – 13
Birmingham First

South Oakland Shelter is a movable homeless shelter for individuals who are seeking work or are currently employed and within weeks or days of having earned their way off the streets. We share responsibility with other local churches for hosting the shelter, and each church hosts up to 30 individuals for one week during the year.

At Birmingham First, we need over 200 volunteers to help with hosting. We provide a safe place to sleep and eat, transportation to/from the Shelter’s office in Lathrup Village/doctor’s appointments, evening activities, and fellowship.

Can you help?

Sign up to help in the following areas:
• Set up/tear down of the sleeping area (CLC)
• Breakfast prep/clean up
• Lunch packers (done at your home)
• Dinner prep/clean up
• Evening activities
• Overnight hosts (three 4-hour shifts, 6 pm to 6 am)
• Drivers (your vehicle or church van)


Bev Richardson

Missions Coordinator
Phone248-646-6407 Ext. 3156