Homeless Warming Center


WCC is partnering with Community Council and Tri-County Continuum of Care to be one of two warming centers from December-March. The purpose is death prevention for the homeless. With the consultation of a meteorologist, warming centers will be activated when the overnight temperature is predicted to be below 20°. Persons in need of shelter on these nights will call the Emergency Weather Hotline [636.395.0492] beginning at 5pm to receive instructions.


During the months of December-March there will be two warming centers: St. Charles and Wentzville. WCC will be alternating on-call weeks with another local church in Wentzville. Residents from Lincoln and Warren county will be transported to the Wentzville location.


WCC will provide cots, mattresses, and bedding for up to 20 guests when we are activated. We need overnight servants to be “on-call” each night for a 7-day period. You can commit to as many 7 day periods as you would like from December-March [WCC is responsible for 8 total weeks]. You will be contacted each day around noon [or earlier] if we are activated for that day.

Overnight Team 1 [4-6 people from 9pm-2am]

  • Set up cots, blankets, pillows, and supplies
  • Set up registration area, men’s/women’s sleeping areas, common area, etc.
  • Welcome guests and complete the Intake/Guest Agreement forms from 9-11pm
  • Be available to interact with guests until lights out at 11pm o Monitor guests and facility throughout the night

Overnight Team 2 [4-6 people from 2am-7am]

  • Monitor guests and facility throughout the night
  • Set out pre-prepared breakfast items at 5:45am
  • Turn lights on at 6am and ensure every guest is awake and out of cots by 6:15am
  • Ensure guests retrieve personal items and usher them out of the building by 7am
  • Launder towels, blankets, pillow cases [on-site]
  • Return facility back to normal setup


  • Additional policies and procedures will be covered in the mandatory training session on Thursday, November 2nd at 6pm at WCC
  • Must be at least 21 years old and complete a background check through WCC
  • Volunteers are NOT allowed to give money, supplies, rides, etc. to guests
  • At least 1 male and 1 female volunteer is needed for all shifts
  • Follow all policies, procedures, and instructions given by the Team Leader
  • Exhibit a Christ-like attitude at all times as an ambassador of WCC and Christ If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kurt Charlton kurt@wentzvillecc.org 


Email kurt@wentzvillecc.org if you would like to serve.