Guest sleeping peacefully

“God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.”

2 Timothy 1 : 7

Volunteer Registration


Thank you so much for offering your time and skills to the Night Shelter. Volunteers are what make the shelter work.


We hope you will find it a rewarding and enjoyable experience. You might like to start by reading through the Volunteer Handbook to get more details about the way it all works, and what is expected of volunteers. Unfortunately we cannot allow under-18’s to be on site with our homeless guests, but we do have some teenagers helping with setting up in the early evening. Please email our administrator for more info.

There are well-established teams in most of the venues. We will pass on your availability and details to the venues hosting the shelter. They will contact you if they need help at the times you have specified. We may also email you if you offer specific skills (eg translation) as and when we need it, and when we have a sudden need in a particular place. If you don’t hear anything and want to talk about what you have to offer, or to visit to see what goes on at the shelter, please feel free to email or call our administrator on or 07930 378263.

* indicates required

First Name *

Surname *

Email Address *

We will use your email address to:

  • • send venue coordinators a list of available volunteers, so that they can arrange schedules
  • • call for volunteers occasionally if we are suddenly short of people
  • • occasionally ask for help with associated events like packing equipment or fundraising efforts
  • • invite you to events associated with the shelter, such as training and feedback meetings

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If you give your phone number we will pass it on to venue coordinators who may call or text you if they need help.
I can ONLY volunteer at this church:
(leave blank if you can be flexible)

Please select the shifts you might be available for:

We do have quite a lot of volunteers already signed up for weekend and evening shifts, so we may not need help at the times you are available. Sorry if this is the case.

6:30-10pm 9:45pm-7am 6:45am-9am next morning
evening overnight watch breakfast and clearing up
Sun pm Mon am
Mon pm Tue am
Tue pm Wed am
Wed pm Thu am
Thu pm Fri am
Fri pm Sat am
Sat pm Sun am

Can you help in other ways?


Laundry (eg washing bag of sheets)

Driving beds between venues in the morning

Interpreting (esp Polish, Romanian, Punjabi):

It would be useful to know if you have any particularly relevant skills or experience that you would be prepared to offer. Also please tell us if there anything else we should know about you that might affect your volunteering with the shelter

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