Based at Unit 5, The Quadrant, Howarth Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1AP, the new shelter, which will be open every night of the week, will provide safe, clean and warm overnight accommodation for up to 7 guests. Breakfast consisting of hot drinks, fruit juices, toast, cereal, fresh fruit etc. will be served each morning from 8:30am not at the shelter itself but at the Drop-in Centre, 49 King Street, Maidenhead, SL6 1DZ.
How you can get involved: Each day there will be 3 shifts - Breakfast, Evening and Night - which the shelter plan to staff with 3 volunteers with at least one male on every shift. It is also hoped that each shift will have one standby volunteer who is able to step in should last minute cover (due to illness for example) be needed. The 3 shifts will be during the following times: Breakfast: 7:30am to 9am; Evening: 7:30pm to 10pm; Night: 9:30pm to 8am
We urgently need overnight volunteers. We also need people who can help us get set up each night, and clean up/help with breakfast in the morning. If you have already put your name forward and been contacted, there is no need to re-register. But if you can spare a night, an evening or a breakfast - time once a month - or more, please email us.
For people volunteering overnight, you will need to come to a training session even if you are experienced. For anyone else, if you prefer to pass on training, we can send you a welcome pack, and run through with you at the start of the session what to do. To reassure anyone who is not confident about their role, there will always be someone around who is responsible for the smooth running of each session.
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