Providing emergency accommodation to Glasgow's rough sleepers.
The Glasgow Overnight Welcome Centre operates each year from 1st December to 31st March, seven nights a week.
Rough sleepers and people with nowhere else to sleep are welcome to use the Overnight Welcome Centre for emergency accommodation during the coldest months of winter. This is a life and death service: it’s simply too cold to be sleeping under bridges and in doorways at this time of year. We take a range of measures to ensure that this is a safe space for the night, including searches and securing personal belongings. We also welcome our guests with a warm dinner and friendly chat.
We work with Glasgow City Council to connect people to the homelessness case team in order that more permanent accommodation can be found. We also connect people to healthcare, services at our City Centre Project, and other services in the city operated by our partners - aiming to reduce the need for this service in future years.
This year we are operating a 24hr service, so we have a range of volunteering opportunities available to you to put your Christian faith into action and to support our qualified staff team. We can be flexible around your availability to work out a shift that suits you. Each volunteer will be required to undergo training before the shelter commences.
We work with adults and children who are vulnerable and disadvantaged in Glasgow, people that are often leading chaotic or difficult lives. We want to help them to break free from their oppressive situations. That situation may involve: homelessness, addiction, poverty, family breakdown, prostitution, emotional issues, fleeing persecution overseas and now seeking asylum - or maybe all of these. We do this through our City Centre, Child & Family Centre, and Glasgow Winter Night Shelter projects as Christians who are passionate about the people that look to us for help. We want to share a message of hope and aim to have compassion for these individuals.
Glasgow City Mission is the world’s first City Mission. Since 1826, we have been showing Christian care to vulnerable adults and children by fighting against poverty and disadvantage in Glasgow.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Homeless & Housing
We'll work with your schedule.
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December 15, 2020
First Aid / CPR
Must be at least 18
We ask for a commitment to a weekly or fortnightly shift.