What We Are Doing

We are providing an emergency shelter and meal to our neighbors during times of extreme weather or disaster.

When the temperature is 28 degrees Fahrenheit (28°F) or below and during other hazardous conditions, the Veneta Warm Shelter operates 5:00 pm–8:00 am. Check back for the activation status.

If you want to give financially to help, click below.


DATED 12/24/2020: Thank you to everyone who helped with this first activation 12/22 and 12/23. You gave people a warm space to be safe.

Activation Status:


We need you to volunteer and help those in need in the Fern Ridge Area.

There are many ways you can help. We need people to help run the shelter, help with food, help gather supplies, help with cleaning the shelter, give financially, etc..

Here’s how: To start the process of volunteering, please follow the three steps below. Once you have finished the 3 step process, one of the Shelter Coordinators will contact you to answer any questions you may have and help you get connected to volunteer opportunities.

Step 1) Training Video and Volunteer Manual

a) Watch the first training video showing a walk through of the shelter, then b) read the Volunteer Manual and/or watch the second training video explaining the Volunteer Manual, and then c) fill out the form, in step 2, saying you have completed the training.

Walk Through of the Shelter
Volunteer Training from the Manual

Volunteer Training Manual: Please download the PDF manual and read it before filling out the Volunteer form in step 2.

Step 2) Sign-Up to Volunteer

Fill out the form below in full.

Step 3) Sign-Up for Shifts

Once a coordinator contacts you and gives you the “OK to serve”, you can sign-up for shifts by clicking on the link below when the shelter is on standby.


We use the NOAA national weather website to determine the weather and temperature. See the link below for the current 7-day forecast.

“Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.” ― Horace Mann

About Us

We are a non-profit, community-based, volunteer-facilitated emergency shelter. We are NOT affiliated with Egan Warming Centers. We are working closely with the City of Veneta, the Veneta Homeless Advocacy Board, and with Lane County Health and Human Services. We are supported in our cause by them, but are not facilitated by city or county personnel.

Get In Touch


Junie Gangle, Shelter Coordinator

Isa Jennings, Volunteer Coordinator

Activation Leads – Below are the people who determine when the shelter activates.

  • Nov. 15 – Dec. 14 – Deena Wolfe
  • Dec. 15 – Jan. 14 – Junie Gangle
  • Jan. 15 – Feb 14 – Teri Watanabe
  • Feb. 15 – Mar. 15 – Isa Jennings
Shelter Location

Valley United Methodist Church, 25133 E. Broadway, Veneta, OR 97487

Direction and Maps