Night Shelter

Please sign up on the rota to let us welcome people in out of the cold: 

Volunteer rota

What is it?

The Night Shelter is an emergency cold weather provision funded by Wakefield District Council.  The contract remains for 1 further year and comes up for renewal every 3 years.  It is run by Wakefield Baptist Church (WBC) through the winter months, staffed by a wide range of volunteers, both from WBC and elsewhere.  We also have a ‘Night Shelter Administrator’, Eleanor Brennan, whose post is funded from the Council funding.  The Shelter provides overnight accommodation (and more) to homeless people in the Wakefield area.

When are we open?

What do we offer our guests?

I’m interested in volunteering

Night shelter guests are required to keep to some straight forward ‘shelter rules’ for everyone’s safety and comfort.

If you find yourself homeless in Wakefield during the winter – regardless of your gender, background, nationality or status (over 18s only) – you are warmly invited to use the Night Shelter.

Training

We have lots of training dates coming up and all volunteers, new and old, are asked to come along to one of the training sessions. Even if you’ve been volunteering for years, there are often small changes to practice that you’ll need to know about. Dates are below. Please message Eleanor Brennan (see below for contact) if you can come to one of these training dates:-

  • Wednesday 2nd October;
  • Thursday 17th October;
  • Monday 28th October;
  • Tuesday 29th October;
  • Wednesday 30th October;
  • Monday 4th November this session is dedicated to Level 1 Safeguarding Training;
  • Wednesday 20th November;
  • Thursday 5th December;
  • Monday 16th December;

All sessions start at 7.00pm (current volunteers at 7.30pm)

Contact us

If you have any other queries please contact Eleanor Brennan, the Night Shelter Coordinator, or call the Night Shelter mobile

  • call the Night Shelter mobile: 07477 897929
  • call the WBC Office 01924 382966 (will reach the shelter when open)