Can you give us some of your time?
Night Shelter Volunteer:
Volunteer at The Haven, our award winning Night Shelter for rough sleepers in Kingston. By volunteering, you can make a real difference to our local homeless community. Sign up to the Volunteer Portal to find out more and book on to one of our upcoming Volunteer Training sessions here: http://bttr.im/zulf0. For any queries, please email email@example.com or our Office Coordinator Ailsa Oakes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"I chose a night shift for my first ever stint with KCAH as it seemed to be the least favoured option - thought I'd see if I could brave it! The evening actually flew by with a mix of welcoming guests and checking them in, making cups of tea/coffee and chatting to those not getting their heads down til the early hours. It felt like I'd only just arrived when my watch said it was 2:30am and time for me to head home. In the morning I felt a lot better than I had expected after 'only' five hours sleep and pleased I'd been able to make a difference, even a small one, to those staying. So I'll definitely be booking myself on to some more night shifts." - Miles, Night Shelter Volunteer November 2019
One night is split into four shifts: 19.30-23.00, 23-2, 2-6 and 6-8.
You can download a PDF of our latest Volunteer Appeal here. If you can, please put one up in your church, community group, school etc
Morning Centre Volunteer:
We are also running a morning centre, the Pathway, as a sanctuary from the cold for people experiencing homelessness. If you are interested in volunteering at the Pathway please email email@example.com.
If you are interested in one the following roles, please contact Office Coordinator, Ailsa Oakes, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office Volunteer - to help with clerical, administrative, IT and reception tasks.
Night Shelter Volunteer - Please email email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering at our night shelter
Handyperson - to undertake repairs in our Access Project properties and keep our costs down.
Van driver/owner - to transport items to and from the Access Project properties.
Board Member - to join with other board members in taking responsibility for the shaping the organisation's priorities and plans.
Church Rep - to facilitate good communication between KCAH, church leaders and members, eg by circulating our quarterly newsletter. A full "role description" is available on request.
Fundraiser - to organise or participate in events to raise money for KCAH. Anything from a coffee morning to a sponored marathon or skydive!
Street Collector - to help us make the most of opportunities to raise money from the public, eg the Rotary Club Christmas Appeal.
If you have any specialist skills or knowledge that you can offer to KCAH, please do let us know.
Read KCAH-volunteer Jillian's story here.