Warming Center Volunteer Sign Up
The Warming Center is a safe night time space for people who are experiencing homelessness or stranded during Duluth’s cold winter months. It is open from 8pm to 8am. As many as 100 people will check in to the Warming Center every night, some just to warm up and some to spend the entire night. Many of our guests live with high barriers to housing and shelter, including untreated mental illness and substance use disorder. Volunteers should come to the Warming Center with compassion, healthy boundaries, and an ability to adapt to changing needs. CHUM staff will always be present when volunteers are on site.
Volunteers must be over 18 and fully vaccinated against Covid-19. At this time, volunteers, staff and guests of the Warming Center are required to wear masks while in the building, in accordance with CDC guidelines for shelters.
Two volunteers are needed every evening and every morning to assist staff and guests of the Warming Center.
If you would prefer a volunteer option when the Warming Center is NOT open to guests, please leave a note and the site coordinator will contact you to discuss options. If you would like to organize other volunteers from your faith community, class, or workplace, we would warmly welcome that as well!