This week’s Volunteer Opportunity of the Week comes from The Winter Night Shelter Milton Keynes:
“Originally set up to help the homeless during the coldest months of the year, The Winter Night Shelter MK now operates all year round, due to the demand and increase in need for our services. We provide welfare support, enabling our guests to access drug and alcohol support services, obtain housing advice, move on to longer-term accommodation and to ﬁnd work. We also provide overnight accommodation to homeless and vulnerable people who would otherwise be rough sleeping in Milton Keynes during the coldest months of the year (November–March).
We work in partnership with churches and community centres across the city who offer their facilities as an overnight venue and operate with teams of trained volunteers to provide beds and overnight supervision. This winter will be our 12th year of running our overnight accommodation.”
The Night Shelter will be hosted at the following venues on the following days:
Mon pm – Tue am: Loughton Baptist Church
Tue pm – Wed am: Newport Pagnell Baptist Church
Wed pm – Thu am: The Ridgeway Centre (Wolverton) & Shenley Christian Fellowship – alternative fortnights
Thu pm – Fri am: Stony Stratford Community Church & The Ridgeway Centre (Wolverton) – alternative fortnights
Fri pm – Sat am: St George’s Church (Wolverton) & MK Christian Foundation (Wolverton)
Sat pm – Sun am: Christ the Vine Community Church (Coffee Hall) & Church of the Holy Cross (Two Mile Ash)
Sun pm – Mon am: St Mary’s Church (Woburn) & Whaddon Way Church (Bletchley)
Opening the doors of The Winter Night Shelter to those who need a warm welcome would not be possible without the help of dedicated volunteers.
If you’d like to join the volunteer team, or would like to read further details of the varying roles, including welcoming guests, forming part of the Nightwatch, or preparing refreshments, click here:
Images: The Winter Night Shelter