In just 4 hours … you can snuggle up with a good book, bake some holiday treats, binge-watch Netflix … or help change a life!

Water Street Mission seeks big hearts as Shelter Buddies for our Winter Weekend Day Shelter. As a Shelter Buddy you’ll be investing yourself in the lives of our guests through the ministry of presence. Listen, chat, play games, watch a movie … just be a presence there to keep our guests company and let them know they are valued and loved. Many of our former guests say that it was the genuine love and care that they experienced from staff and volunteers that broke through and helped them connect with God. Your choice to be a friendly, engaging presence for a few weekend hours could literally be part of someone’s restoration story.


Saturdays and Sundays

December 1 – April 7

Saturday shifts:

AM: 7:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
PM: 12:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Sunday shifts:

AM: 7:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
PM: 12:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

  • Serve as little as 4 hours – or go all in and “adopt a weekend” with your friends or small group
  • Play board games, drink coffee, do a craft, or watch a movie while interacting with our guests
  • No special skills needed – just be a caring and friendly presence
  • You will have an orientation and on-site access to a staff member
  • Must be 18 to volunteer. Great for groups of 2-10 people
  • Individuals fulfilling Court-Ordered Community Service hours are not eligible to volunteer for WWDS

Questions and Answers about Winter Weekend Day Shelter

Get Started

For individuals:

Sign up for a weekend slot by clicking the Volunteer Hub button below. If you already have a volunteer account you can proceed to open slots. Otherwise, you will be prompted to set up an account.

Go To Volunteer Hub

For groups:

Contact the volunteer office to reserve a date for your group and talk about next steps. Email us by clicking the button below, or call us at (717)393-7709 • option 4.

Contact Us


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If you have any questions or wish to an adopt a weekend with a group, please contact or (717)393-7709 • option 4