The Night Shelter is run almost entirely by a fantastic team of volunteers.
Volunteering to help at the Night Shelter
72 different people did at least 1 shift last year, and the feedback we’ve got from volunteers has been great. Friendships have been made and good times have been had, and lots of thanks all around.
No previous experience or particular skills are required to volunteer – the only attributes sought are compassion for the homeless, and willingness to commit time and care to this role. Annual training is provided for all volunteers – please follow the link to find details of training dates.
There are various documents to download at the bottom of the page including an Information Sheet for Volunteers and a Volunteer Application Form.
Go to this page for all the information you need about DBS Checks (new name for CRB). http://wakefieldbaptistchurch.co.uk/night-shelter/dbs-checks/
Night Shelter rota
Volunteers sign up for shifts using the online Night Shelter rota. A link to the rota: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/161AdqJG1Pd0GDzLeTqnyEAS7GaMuC2KnNyikqMJ7Qfk/edit#gid=0
Communication with volunteers
We usually communicate by email, text, or postings in the Facebook page. Please check regularly for messages.
Link to Night Shelter Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nightshelter/?fref=nf
Please feel free to contact Kathy Smith, the temporary Night Shelter Coordinator, or call the Night Shelter mobile: 07368 322655.
Documents to download
|Info For Volunteers
Volunteer Policy Document