Home From Home - Become a Host
Home From Home is our hosting project where people with spare rooms offer these to guests of C4WS for short-term respite whilst our Welfare Team source suitable move-on accommodation for them. This might be someone who has secured a job and needs to save for a deposit to move into the private rented sector, an asylum seeker who needs temporary housing whilst their case is being heard or someone who has secured a new home but needs interim accommodation until their move-in date.
Hosting is a warm, inclusive and supported means of helping people in need in a tangible and affirmative way that makes a real and lasting difference. It can be fun getting to know someone new, experiencing different cultures and playing an important role in enabling someone to get back on their feet.
Our hosts report that this is a rewarding and fulfilling experience:
“We found Eric to be a very pleasant guest. He was ready to help in any way he could and was sensitive to our way of life. We were glad for him that with C4WS’s help he found accommodation of his own quite soon but we missed him when he left!”
Volunteer hosts of Home From Home are supported throughout the process by the C4WS Welfare Team and if you require any further information about what hosting might involve please don’t hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
The winter night shelter
The winter night shelter runs every day from the beginning of November to the end of March each year, with a week’s break from 23-30th December when our guests go to Crisis at Christmas. Each evening, overnight and morning shift relies on volunteers to help with set-up, food preparation, making and stripping beds, and providing hospitality to our guests.
The shift patterns for volunteers are as follows:
Evening: 18.30 – 21.30
Overnight (sleeping shift): 21.00 – 07.30
Morning: 07.00 – 09.00
New volunteers are required to provide two references, and complete the C4WS Online Volunteer Training, prior to their first shift.
For further information please e-mail email@example.com
If you would like to volunteer at our Jobs club or Friday club please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgCONTACT US