The Canterbury Community Shelter will be running from Monday 1st October 2018 through to Sunday 31st March 2019. In partnership with 7 churches in Canterbury we will be providing overnight accommodation for rough sleepers to shelter from the cold weather and work with staff/volunteers to find more permanent housing.
To help the shelter run smoothly, we require a strong team of volunteers to carry out a variety of roles:
• Kitchen volunteers to help cook and serve supper for the shelter guests at Canterbury Open Centre. (5pm-7:30pm)
• Evening volunteer Project Worker to support staff at centre and walk to venue with staff (5pm-8pm)
• Evening volunteers to welcome the guests in, play board games, chat, etc at Canterbury Open Centre and/or the church halls. (5pm-7:30pm and/or 7pm-10pm)
• Overnight volunteers to support the paid staff at the church halls (either staying awake or bringing bedding to sleep in side room) (10pm-8am).
• Volunteers with their own transport to take bedding to and from the church halls in mornings and evenings (7:45am and/or 7pm).
How to apply
To volunteer we will need a form from you and you will need to have an induction.
- You can download and complete a CCS volunteer form here
Please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively please contact us and we can post you one.
2. We are holding induction days at Canterbury Open Centre, Station Road East Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2RB.
Dates: (all cover the same information so you only need to attend one).
Friday 21st September 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Tuesday 25th September 6:30- 8pm
Unfortunately there is no onsite parking (we cannot park at Snooker Club opposite) but we are very near the train station car park.
Please email email@example.com to confirm a place.
If you cannot make any of these, please contact us and we can make other arrangements (we hope to hold future induction dates after these initial ones)
Please bring with you ID from the following list: copy of birth certificate, passport, photo ID such as driving licence.
Skills and Qualifications needed:
• Good communication skills
• An ability to work well with others
• A basic understanding of, and appreciation of, the complex needs that some of our clients have
Directions: Canterbury Open Centre, Station Road East, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2RB (near Canterbury East Train Station and opposite Snooker Club).
Age/Gender Restrictions: yes. Must usually be 18 or over but can be discussed.
Disabled Access: yes
Equal Opportunities Policy: Yes
Expenses: Please discuss with staff
Insurance Cover: Yes
Training: Yes (see above for induction sessions, or if you cannot attend these we will arrange for an individual induction at our daycentre).