Night Shelter Volunteer

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Victoria Hall Methodist ChurchNorfolk StreetSheffield, GB


As a Night Shelter Volunteer you will work with others to welcome guests to the Night Shelter, talk to guests and oversee 'lights out', and stay overnight with guests in our church hall location.

Skills and capabilities that you would need to begin this role:

  • Approachable and friendly, open minded, with a willingness to listen and reassure others

  • Respect for diversity and cultural difference, and willingness to work with asylum seekers

  • Reliable, committed, calm and level headed

  • Able to keep confidentiality appropriately

  • Willing to take responsibility for security

  • Confident and able to encourage others to do what is expected of them (tidying the venue)

  • A second language is an advantage, but not essential

Volunteers should be available for a maximum of two sessions a month. The Night Shelter is open from Monday evening to Saturday morning, and volunteers would be required to stay overnight from 10pm to 8am.


  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Customer Service

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Available for a maximum of two sessions a month
  • The shelter opens from Monday to Saturday, volunteers would stay overnight from 10pm to 8am.

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