Night Shelter Volunteers

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.

DBS Checks

These can be done free of charge at Wakefield Baptist Church for all volunteers.  You will need to bring in your passport, driving license and a bill within the last 3 months (or your annual council tax bill).  If there are any of these documents you don’t have contact the church office and we will help you – 01924 382966.  When you complete a volunteer application form you will be asked to bring these documents in and your DBS application will be undertaken on line with you in the room – it only takes 5 minutes.

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 on 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 Application
Volunteer Agreement
Volunteer Policy Document