15 Dec Winter Night Shelter – Volunteers needed
THE WINTER NIGHT SHELTER NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
In association with Kingston Action Against Homelessness (KCAH) St Andrews and St Marks Church has agreed to host the Night Shelter which runs from 1 February to the middle of March 2018.
St Mark hosted the Night Shelter for the first time earlier this year and despite some apprehension about hosting more entrenched rough sleepers with greater drug and alcohol dependencies, we did not encounter any behaviour that was more demanding than the night shelters have coped with in previous years.
The Shelter is hosted in local churches that each run one night of the week, so it rotates around 7 different venues. The Shelter opens from 7pm to 8am, and provides guests with a warm welcome, a hot evening meal, company during the evening, a ‘bed’ for the night, and breakfast.
St Marks Church hall will provide the venue for 6 Sunday evenings, commencing 4 February 2018 and we will need enough volunteers to cover the three shifts.
The shift times are:
Evening shift: open by 7.45pm
Night shift: usually from 10pm +/ – handover period Morning shift: flexible – to be agreed by volunteers
I hope this note has given you a little bit more of an insight into the Night Shelter. If you wish to volunteer or find out a bit more you can contact me via the Parish Office, email@example.com 02083909129