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Volunteering opportunity at Norwich winter shelter

Volunteers are wanted to help at the Winter Shelter for people sleeping rough in Norwich in order to extend opening hours to an extra night in the week.

This year, Norwich City Council is funding the project again and Future Projects to organise and manage it.  At the moment it runs on three nights a week at Norwich Central Baptist Church (Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays) from 9pm – 8am.

There are currently over 40 people referred to the shelter, with around 8 coming to sleep there on any of the nights it is open.  Four of those who have used the shelter this winter have already moved into appropriate accommodation.

About the project

  • The Norwich Communities Winter Night Shelter Project or Winter Night Shelter (WNS) for short is a project for the colder winter months, that aims to offer respite and a place to sleep for the rough sleepers of Norwich.
  • This service is only open to clients that have been referred via the Pathways service.
  • This project is staffed by volunteers who run the sessions.
  • The role includes checking service users in and setting them up for the night.
  • We will provide training in safeguarding, boundaries and de-escalating situations for volunteers, and all volunteers will require a DBS check.
  • This position provides an opportunity to work with and help rough sleepers in the local community. 

If interested please contact Katherine Cox at: k.cox@futureprojects.org.uk or: Dion Foreman at: DionForeman@norwich.gov.uk, Mob:07557245009

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