Increasingly, services that support homeless people with complex needs don’t want someone to hand out food or clothing. They need individuals who can engage with residents and provide additional support for them to learn life skills. The service you volunteer at will be able to plan your involvement around the skills and experience you can provide. You might find yourself getting involved in:
If you are interested in volunteering at one of the services we work with, please send an enquiry direct to:
Riverside Care & Support – nationwide supported housing
Light Project Peterborough – Peterborough winter church shelter
Holy Trinity Night Shelter – Bishops Stortford church shelter, Herts
Thanet Winter Shelter – Ramsgate winter church shelter
Camden winter shelter C4WS is looking for volunteers for two types of role. They say:
Hosts for Home From Home
We are looking for people who might have spare rooms in their home to host guests from our winter night shelter for a short term interim period whilst we are working on securing their housing.
This might be a guest who is working and just needs a stable bed and a bit more time to save for a deposit; an asylum seeker waiting for a decision on their case; or someone who’s housing is ready for them to move into but they just need an extra week or two before they can get in.
Hosting is a fun experience which can be mutually beneficial for everyone – we currently have a superb Iranian cook staying with a family for whom he cooks delicious Persian dishes!
Guests who are hosted continue to work with C4WS to ensure a quick move on and hosts are supported by experienced staff throughout the process. Subsistence grants are also available to help with any additional costs.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Jobs Club mentors
Our busy Jobs Club is looking for new mentors to help support our guests with developing their skills so as to be able to obtain appropriate employment, education, training, and volunteering opportunities.
Mentoring happens on a Wednesday morning at our office in Euston and volunteers are asked to commit one hour a week for a minimum of four weeks. This might be to help with refining a CV, practising interview techniques or helping navigate online tools to search effectively for work.
We are holding a training session for interested mentors on Monday 4th February from. 12.30 – 1.30pm at our office in Euston. Please contact email@example.com to book a place.