Opportunity Details

Homeless, Low-income communities, People with Disabilities, People with Health-Based Concerns, Military/Veterans
Cleaning,Food Preparation & Meal Services,Caring for People,Collecting, Sorting & Packaging

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Overnight: Winter Shelter Helpers

Join us overnight when temps drop below freezing to shelter our neighbors. These are the overnight shifts for Winter Shelter Helpers. If you have a team larger than five volunteers, please call Jersey Cares to coordinate registration. (973) 533-1993 ext. 20. Please note, during the overnight shifts the main task is "monitoring the room to ensure the safety of guests while sleeping". 

  • Midnight - 03:00 AM

  • 03:00 AM - 07:00 AM

Join us on nights that drop below freezing to shelter our neighbors. We need volunteers who are comfortable interacting with our "neighbors without addresses" to assist with the following tasks.

  • ​Guest Services / Greeters / Room Monitor

  • Setup / Cleanup​

Items To Note:

  • This unisex 40-bed shelter opens on nights when the temperature drops below freezing. 31 F. Otherwise, the shelter will be closed. 

  • Regsitration is cutoff 48 hours in advance, this allows us time to plan. If you see a slot open and can reach us at our office, we may be able to register you to cover the open slot. 
  • We will know 5 days out if the shelter is open on the night you registered. 
  • ​If you wish to make an in-kind donation of toiletries, they are always welcomed. 


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Waivers: All projects have non-negotiable age restrictions that are noted on the upper right side of each project description. If you meet the age restriction but are under 18, please have a parent or legal guardian complete the required youth waiver and bring with you to the project. Adults attending the project can expedite the registration process by printing the adult waiver in advance, sign and bring with you. 

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