NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Along with much of the state, the city is poised to become an Arctic wasteland come tonight and into the weekend.

That might be bad news for most folks, but temperatures below freezing are downright deadly for New Brunswick's homeless population. So, in preparation for whatever this winter might bring, city officials are seeking volunteers to help run temporary shelters.

Residents who are 18 and older may apply to volunteer for the Code Blue program, which goes into effect when the thermometer drops below 20 degrees or a half-foot of snow falls, according to the city. Code Blue opens a series of shelters that operate from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., keeping the homeless warm and dry.

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Volunteers would both greet guests and aid staff members.

Shifts run from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. and 1 a.m. to 7 a.m., according to the city.

To apply, click here.