Volunteer Online Training
The William A Burnard Warming Center strengthens our community by providing safety, warmth, and care for unhoused individuals and families on the coldest nights of the year.
Our community recognizes the inherent dignity and worth of every human being by ensuring that no one spends a single night unsheltered and alone during winter months in Cache Valley with an intent to educate on homelessness and to increase volunteer activities in our community.
At this time, the point in time count indicates there are an estimated 200 homeless people in the Cache and Box Elder counties. The center provides space for community collaboration and unity through the opportunity to volunteer and interact a vulnerable population in need.
More about the Warming Center:
The warming center is housed at St. John's Episcopal Church at 85 100 North in Logan.
We operate from December 4th to March 31 offering up to 25 cots.
Volunteers sign up for opportunity shifts using Bloomerang. There are 3 to 4 shifts depending on the need of the center.
Code Blue: a state effort to ensure that all unsheltered persons are protected from freezing tempuratures at 15 degrees or colder.
In Memory of William A. Burnard
William A. Burnard, known in the community as “Bill,” was born in California in 1945. He moved his family to Utah in 1983 and worked as a butcher both out of his home and then later at Smith's Marketplace. In 2002, Bill sustained an injury that led to a prescription opiate chemical dependence. Many unfortunate circumstances led to Bill's mental health decline, legal challenges, and eventually living out of his car. Bill's ended his life in February 2003. In honor of William A. Burnard, we dedicate a center as a safe and warm place to stay for the unsheltered.
Founder: Nicole Burnard
We are so grateful for your commitment as a volunteer with the WAB Warming Center! We have put together brief volunteer training that will provide the foundation for your service. Please complete the training and take the quiz.