Volunteer at a Shelter
Volunteer tasks include:
- Guest sign-in – getting guests who are seeking shelter from the elements signed in for the night.
- Shelter monitor – being present and awake for a shift during overnight operation, typically from 4-6 hours, to ensure the safety of the warming shelter guests. This is a simple task of being the eyes and ears able to call emergency responders in the event of a threat to life and safety, such as a fire in the building.
- Shelter monitors may prepare and distribute hot beverages or food, depending on the resources available at the warming shelter site. |
We offer training for all volunteers. Please sign up using the button above.
Emergency Warming Centers by Area
Clackamas County supports a network of severe weather warming centers for homeless people on nights when the weather is expected to be dangerously cold. They open when the temperature is predicted to be 33 degrees or lower (including wind chill). They may also open when other conditions like wind or flooding make sleeping outdoors especially dangerous.
Each shelter site determines by noon if it will open.
For the most up to date information, visit 211info, a website and phone service for community resources.
|Molalla Warming Center
209 Kennel Avenue, Molalla 97038 map
6 p.m. to 8 a.m. Monday to Sunday
Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner served at 7 p.m., and we close at 8 a.m. the next morning.
Clackamas Service Center
8800 SE 80th
Portland OR 97206
Serves individuals and families. Doors open at 6 p.m. and center closes at 7 a.m. Hot drinks, sleeping mats and blankets are provided.
|Father’s Heart Street Ministry
603 12th Street, Oregon City 97045 map
6 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Line up starts at 6:45 p.m. and service is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors are locked at 10 p.m. Hot drinks, food and sleeping mats or cots are provided.
No animals are allowed.