The Ocean Springs Cold Weather Shelter at The Living Well is open, as needed, when temperatures are projected to drop below 41 at night.

When the Cold Weather Shelter opens, the doors will open at 4:00 PM and close the next morning at 8:00 AM.

The staffing of the volunteers is done through an online system. Once it is activated, an email will go out to the pool of volunteers and they will be able to sign up for available time slots. Each volunteer will need to provide their full name, phone number and an email address if available.

Below is the projected staffing need:

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM - 3 volunteers: During this shift volunteers will sign clients into the Cold Weather Shelter, assign cots, serve dinner, and other assignments as needed.

6:00 PM to 10:00 PM - 2 volunteers: During this shift volunteers will sign clients into the Cold Weather Shelter, assign cots, serve dinner, and other assignments as needed.

10:00 PM to 2:00 AM - 2 volunteers: During this shift, volunteers will help maintain quiet overnight and assist clients as needed.

2:00 AM to 6:00 AM - 2 volunteers: During this shift, volunteers will help maintain quiet overnight and assist clients as needed.

6:00 AM to 8:00 AM - 2 volunteers: During this shift, volunteers will brew coffee, wake clients, and other duties as needed.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Cold Weather Shelter, or if you have any questions contact Elijah Mitchell via Email