Friday, January 13, 2017

London: Volunteers needed for winter night shelters

Extra volunteers are needed to help support the Catholic church-run Winter Night Shelters in central London near Victoria Station, Leicester Square and Soho.

During the coldest months of the year, the shelters provide a hot evening meal, advice and support, a warm place to stay, showers and breakfast for people who would otherwise be sleeping on the city streets.

Projects currently needing extra volunteers are:

Westminster Cathedral Hall - Shelter running on Wednesdays Feb-May
Ambrosden Avenue, SW1P 1QW
• Set-up and serving dinner from 6pm-10pm
• Overnight Shifts from 10pm-6am
• Early morning breakfast and clear-up 6:30-8:30am
Email: Fr Brian brianomahony@rcdow.org.uk for more information.

St Patrick's Church, - Shelter running Friday Nights Feb - May
21 Soho Square, London W1D 4NR
• Kitchen 5.30/6 till 8.30pm
• Set up and evening 6 till 9.30pm
• Overnight 9.30 pm till 8 am
• Breakfast and clear up 6.00 till 8.30am
• Whole night 6pm till 8 am
Fill out a sign up form here


Notre Dame de France - Shelter running from now until end of January.
Leicester Place, WC2H 7BX
• Evening Shifts
• Overnight Shifts
• Cooks required


Email: ndfnightshelter@gmail.com to find out more information.


In all parts of the diocese other night shelters are also being run by parishes. 

Contact your parish priest for more information if you would like to volunteer at a project near you.

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