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 volunteers with big hearts to join our team of ACEs for our 2019-2020 Winter Weekend Day Shelter (WWDS).

As an ACE (Accept. Connect. Encourage.) volunteer, you will be investing yourself in the lives of our guests through the ministry of active presence. ACE volunteers are energetic initiators of conversation, willing to joyfully “jump right in” and connect with our guests.

We have board games and conversation cards available for use during WWDS, but we want to encourage you to be creative and come with an activity that brings people together (a craft, cornhole game, adult coloring books, a pre-approved movie, etc.).

Your friendly, engaging presence lets our guests know they are valued and loved. Many of our former guests say that it was the genuine love and care they experienced from staff and volunteers that broke through and helped them connect with God. You could be a part of someone’s restoration story.



Saturdays and Sundays

November 30th – March 29th


  • AM: 7:45am – 11:45am
  • PM: 12:45pm – 4:45pm



  • AM: 7:45am – 11:45am
  • PM: 12:45pm – 4:45pm



      • Serve one 4-hour shift, or go all in and adopt multiple shifts with your small group, family, or friends
      • No special skills are needed, but we do ask that volunteers are excited to initiate conversation and activities with our guests
      • Orientation materials will be provided to you
      • A staff member will be on location at all times
      • Individuals must be 18+ to be an ACE volunteer
      • Individuals fulfilling court-ordered community service hours are not eligible to volunteer for WWDS.




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


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.

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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