Because there is no such thing as ‘no hope’
We work closely with:
Community Debt Advice
eSOS (East Surrey Outreach Service)
East Surrey Police
The National Probation Service
Rape Crisis Surrey & Sussex (RCSS)
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
Tandridge District Council
Our Supporting Partners:
Over 30 local churches and faith groups
Including Christ Central and their West Central coffee shop
Staff & Management of The Belfry, Redhill
Marks & Spencer, Redhill
Information for Volunteers
Winter Night Shelter Shifts.
Evening Shift: 6:45pm -
Night Shift: 10:00pm -
Morning Shift: 6:00am -
Training. Ideally volunteers need to have attended one of our 2-
Volunteers should be aware that they won’t always be busy when on shift; there is
generally a fairly leisurely pace. Sometimes they may find themselves just chatting,
playing a game or doing a jigsaw with guest and other volunteers for part of their
time on shift. This does not mean they aren’t needed -
There will be enough food and time for volunteers to have a meal during their shift. Some volunteers do a longer stint by volunteering for two consecutive shifts on the same day (e.g. an evening and a night shift, or night shift followed by a morning shift). Most people on the night shift are happy to have their breakfast at the venue.
NB. It is really important that you turn up if you commit to a shift. If we do not have sufficient volunteers to run a shift we have to close the shelter for that whole night. Please consider offering to do the odd Night Shift if you can. This is the most difficult time to get cover.
Locations Most of the venues are easily accessible by public transport, and most
have a car-
The dates and venues for Night Shelter and training will be confirmed via our Dutyman rostering system to potential volunteers in October.