Crisis Cold Weather Shelters

Want to Volunteer?

To learn more about this commitment and how you or your group can support Crisis Cold Weather Shelters, please complete the form at

We are also looking for additional sites to host Crisis Cold Weather Shelters. For more information, please contact Adam Bodendieck at 417-888-2020 or


Who will I be volunteering with? You will always be placed with at least one other volunteer; if volunteering as part of a group, you will most likely be volunteering alongside someone you know.

What times are volunteers needed? Crisis Cold Weather Shelters need volunteers overnight, typically from 8:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m. .

Do I get to sleep? Yes! Volunteers split shifts overnight, but one person is awake at all times.

I’ve never done something like this before…what can I expect? All volunteers will go through a detailed orientation and training process, and shelter coordinators will always be available to answer questions via phone.