Our Cold Weather Shelter opens any time the temperature is forecasted to drop below 35 degrees. There are several different teams that mobilize for each opening and we work on a rotating basis as much as schedules allow. It helps to spread the work load among our volunteers, especially when the shelter is open for several nights in a row. 

Our guests are given dinner, an opportunity to shower, a cot to sleep for the night, and breakfast the next morning. We also provide essential items like hygiene products, socks, coats, blankets, and towels.


Position: Continental Breakfast

Age Requirement: 21+

Membership Required: No
Background Check Required: No

Days: As Needed

Frequency: As Needed

Term Commitment: One Season

Time Involved: 1 - 1.5 hours (early morning)

Responsibilities: Simple continental style (juice, coffee, granola bars, oatmeal, etc). Includes setting up, serving, and cleaning


Position: Dinner

Age Requirement: 21+

Membership Required: No
Background Check Required: No

Days: As Needed

Frequency: As Needed

Term Commitment: One Season

Time Involved: 2.5 - 3 hours (evening)

Responsibilities: Includes cooking, serving, and cleaning. Volunteers also have option of dropping off assigned food items.  


Position: Laundry

Age Requirement: 21+

Membership Required: No
Background Check Required: No

Days: As Needed

Frequency: As Needed

Term Commitment: One Season

Time Involved: Several hours (depending on amount of laundry)

Responsibilities: Pick up the laundry in the morning, wash at home and return to church within 24-48 hours.


Position: Overnight Supervision

Age Requirement: 21+

Membership Required: No
Background Check Required: No

Days: As Needed

Frequency: As Needed

Term Commitment: One Season

Time Involved: 12-13 hours (overnight stay)

Responsibilities: Supervise and assist guests as they check in at the gym; Hand out supplies (blankets, towels, hygiene items, etc); Requires sleeping in the office on an air mattress; May require assisting in morning check-out and clean-up of gym/lobby area.


Position: Check-In

Age Requirement: 21+

Membership Required: No
Background Check Required: No

Days: As Needed

Frequency: As Needed

Term Commitment: One Season

Time Involved: 2-2.5 hours

Responsibilities: Greet and check in guests; Make copies of ID cards; Assist as needed; Supervise in Fellowship Hall during dinner.


Position: Clean-Up

Age Requirement: 21+

Membership Required: No
Background Check Required: No

Days: As Needed

Frequency: As Needed

Term Commitment: One Season

Time Involved: 1-1.5 hours

Responsibilities: Clean lobby area; Put away cots and other supplies; May occasionally require cleaning bathrooms


Position: Set-Up

Age Requirement: 21+

Membership Required: No
Background Check Required: No

Days: As Needed

Frequency: As Needed

Term Commitment: One Season

Time Involved: 30-45 mintues

Responsibilities: Set-up/move cots, tables, storage boxes, bleachers, etc.


 

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