Overnight: Winter Shelter Helpers


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


CALL OUR OFFICE973-533-1993Newark, NJ 07106


Join us overnightwhen 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.

  • Midnight - 03:00 AM

  • 03:00 AM - 07:00 AM

We need volunteers who are comfortable interacting with our "neighbors without addresses" to assist with the following tasks:

  • Preparing Meals

  • Serving Meals

  • Guest Check-In

  • Guest Services / Greeters

  • 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.

  • 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.

NOTE: To participate in this project
you must be a Jersey Cares volunteer.

To sign up as a Jersey Cares volunteer:

1. Visit www.jerseycares.org

2. Click on "Log-In"

3. Click on "Not a Member? Register"

4. Fill out all necessary information.

5. Register for a project!


  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

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