Hackney Night Shelter Volunteer
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Volunteers are vital to the work we do supporting people experiencing homelessness in Hackney. We have a great need for volunteers to help run the shelters over the weekends and would love for you to be part of our brilliant volunteering community.
We are a night shelter that runs all year round and is open all day on the weekends, both of which is unusual, as a lot of night shelters only operate in the winter and when they do it is only at night.
Our greatest need is for people who can give an evening on Thursday/Friday or a period of time over Saturday or Sunday, serving food and drinks, chatting with guests and helping to keep the shelter a safe and friendly place to be. Shifts vary in length from 3-4 hours.
We have a roster of wonderful volunteers who usually commit to a regular weekly shift. We were actually started by volunteers 25 years ago when we were a roving shelter, but we now have a location. Our main shelter has 20 beds and we give our guests 28 day stays whilst supporting them holistically back into work, help with their visa applications and to find longer term accommodation.
This is a fantastic role for someone who wants to make a real difference in their local community helping those in need. You can volunteer for as little as 3 hours. We are happy to discuss timings as we are flexible.
Practical Work & DIY,Community Work,General and Helping
Ability to get along with just about anybody, to be kind and friendly.
A truly rewarding experience, a chance to really make a difference to some of the most vulnerable in society. Develop interpersonal skills, grow your network and meet new like-minded people in your local area. Learn more about homelessness and support services available in London. Further training relevant to homelessness and working with vulnerable people.
Committed long-term volunteers you will be offered the opportunity to support at events and other parts of the organisation.
Ideally 3-4 hours a week, as consistency is important for our guests but we are flexible.
Please register your interest to apply