Monday - Sunday
7:00 PM - 6:30 AM

Ways to help!

  • Volunteer (work on the floor, sort donations, work in the kitchen etc)

  • Call a restaurant friend to provide a one time or weekly meal for 25-30 people

  • Make a financial donation

  • Enlist your workplace to match your gift

  • Consider asking friends and relatives at the holiday season to give us the gifts in your honor

  • Donate clothes or toiletries based on our wish lists

  • Join our Board

  • Provide pro bono services (legal, medical, haircuts!)

  • Support our fundraisers

  • Stay in touch...follow us on Facebook and look for updates on our website.

There are multiple ways to support the efforts at the Malden Warming Center.  As a community-run, volunteer based organization, we have many ways you can get involved!



We are open seven nights per week from December 1st through March 31st. We need volunteers to staff the center throughout the night.

Some shifts (room monitor shifts) involve working directly with our guests and require a training session. Other shifts (cooking dinner, serving breakfast, and manning the donation room) do not require a training session.


We also need volunteers to help behind the scenes, including sorting donations and laundering blankets.

Shifts are listed below. If you are interested in volunteering, please email After a short background check, you will be able to sign up for shifts on our online signup sheet. You can sign up for shifts on a regular or as-needed basis.

Evening kitchen shift: 6:30pm - 8:30pm (2 hours)

  • Duties include: assisting in cooking and serving dinner + making sandwiches for the next day’s lunch. No need to bring food or plan meals. 

Bathroom monitor shift: 7:00pm - 9:00pm (2 hours)

  • Duties include: remaining at a desk outside of the bathrooms and keeping a log as people go in and out; checking on people every few minutes. Short training required: NARCAN video. Email

Donation room monitor shift: 7:00pm - 10:00pm (3 hours)

  • Duties include: remaining in our room that is full of donated items and distributing items to guests as they come up to the room to request them.

Evening room monitor shift: 6:30pm - 12:00am (5.5 hours, can be split in half)

  • Monitor shifts are our biggest needs! Duties include: check guests into the Center, work directly with guests, monitor the room for safety, help ensure a welcoming and safe environment. Training session required. Training session required 

Morning room monitor shift: 6:00am - 8:00am (2 hours)

  • Monitor shifts are our biggest needs! Duties include waking guests, monitoring for safety, ensuring guests leave the Center by 7:30am, and closing duties. Training session required.

Breakfast shift: 6:00am - 7:30am (1.5 hours) 

  • Duties include: making coffee, serving bagels/oatmeal/donuts etc., or even making a hot breakfast like scrambled eggs if you are so inclined. No need to bring food. 

Sorting donations: anytime throughout the day! Just get in touch. Drop ins welcome. 

  • We are blessed with many donations and always need help organizing/sorting etc. 

2022-23 Training sessions have been scheduled for

Saturday, October 22nd 11:00 am-4:00 pm

Saturday, November 12th 9:00 am-2:00 pm


Being open nightly comes with a lot of expenses (heat, water, morning shuttle bus, and more). We rely almost entirely on donations from community members!


Please note that we are not currently accepting clothing donations other than those listed on our weekly Facebook posts or our Amazon wishlist. There are a few exceptions: we can always use thermal underwear, insulated gloves, and sweatpants.
Please "like" Malden Warming Center on Facebook to see our weekly needs.

Amazon Wishlist

Updated regularly with common necessities at different price points.

PLEASE NOTE: You must already be logged in to Amazon to see this list:

 Log in to Amazon then click here

*You can also support the MWC every time you shop on Amazon! Simply click the

AmazonSmile link to select the Malden Warming Center as your Amazon Smile

charity. Then use every time you shop on Amazon, and they

will donate a percentage of the sale to us, at no cost to you!


  • Text-To-Donate: Text 'WARMTH' to 53-555

        to donate any amount, big or small.

        Mail to 529 Eastern Ave., Malden, MA 02148.


Deodorant, gold bond powder, foot powder, mouthwash,

toenail clippers

Self-stable Food: 

Juice boxes + bottled water, microwaveable pasta cups (mac + cheese/chef boyardee etc), individual cereal cups, individual variety chips


Hand/foot/super warmers, disposable nitrile gloves, ponchos, paper products (sturdy 10"+ plates, smaller side/dessert plates, and especially bowls), laundry detergent (unscented), weatherproof gloves, thermal underwear, sleeping bags

Donation Drop-Off: 

Donations can be brought to the Church of the Nazarene, 529 Eastern Ave., Malden, Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, or during the Malden Warming Center’s hours of operation.  Please call 781-324-4230 to be sure there is someone at the church to receive the items. Items are not to be left outside.

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