We desperately need volunteers – without them the Night Shelters cannot operate.
Last year showed us that Christians who have a real commitment to their church and their Lord make up the vast number of people prepared to give their time for others. We had hoped to be able to cover all seven nights this year – we have the venues but, again, as last year not enough volunteers. There are two shifts – one which works from 6.00 p.m. until 10.00 p.m. serving an evening meal, clearing away and helping to organise the beds; then from 10.00 p.m. until around 7.30 a.m. - this shift needs three people, two sleeping, one awake (with a swap around so that everyone gets at least some sleep)
The more volunteers we get the less often people would need to do a shift. Currently we are asking people to do one shift per week (so 13 shifts in total) but if enough people come forward we could make it less often and less of a burden.
Volunteers can choose which night of the week they wish to do.
The short training session is mandatory. There is one on Saturday 25th at 10.00 a.m. at Living Well church. Details are also on the Dover Outreach Centre Facebook page, or visit their website at www.doveroutreachcentre.org.uk.