Volunteer as a host at our Saint Matthew's Shelter For Men

Saint Matthew’s is an offsite night shelter for men operated by the Community Kitchen.  Residents must be referred to the shelter by a program. The shelter is open seven days a week, every day of the year from 5:30PM to 6:30AM.  Staff coordinators open the shelter and are on call during the night, but rely on volunteers to spend the night.


  • Linens and Bedding (towels, sheets, pillows, etc.)
  • Foods (perishable and non-perishable)
  • Toilet paper, paper towels, etc.
  • Light bulbs
  • Cleaners (laundry detergent, disinfectants, etc.)


  • Individuals to act as Overnight Hosts – Volunteer to arrive by 5:30PM and stay overnight with shelter residents.  Hosts are committed from 5:30PM to 6:30AM the following morning
  • Staff Coordinator will discuss rules of shelter and any pertinent information pertaining to guests
  • Volunteer is responsible for monitoring residents and ensuring that guests abide by the rules discussed with Staff Coordinator
  • Volunteer ensures that guests are up in time to leave the shelter by 6:30AM
  • Individuals and groups to provide home cooked meals
  • Men to come and fellowship with the residents