Our Volunteers

Volunteers are women and men who have a heart for the homeless and are willing to give up a few hours a week for some 12 weeks to serve and help our guests. All volunteers must first attend a two hour training session as  this ensures continuity and that each evening is run to the same standards and rules.

The early evening shift runs 6.15 pm to 10.30 pm, the over-night shift  10.15pm to 6.30am and the morning shift covers 6.15am until 8.45 am.  Amongst our volunteers we seek Team Leaders and Cooks (who must have a current level 2 Food Hygiene certificate) for each venue and they will undergo additional training.

The early evening group welcomes guests, prepares and serve the meal, and sets out the bedding. A small group then stay overnight and the early morning team come in to prepare breakfast, see the guests on their way for the day and tidy up.

Dates and Venues for Volunteer Training Will be Announced Here in Due Course

If You Would Like to Offer Your Time and Commitment

We are currently recruiting Volunteers to start in January. If you would like to help the work of the Shelter in this way, please either fill in the contact form or email: volunteer@bexleywintershelter.org.uk

Still Not Sure if it's for you?

Then why not listen here to the experiences of some of our Volunteers and what it meant to one of our guests?

Have you professional skills and any time you could offer to our guests? If so, find out here how you could make a big difference.