Over the 12 week course of the shelter, volunteers provide the staffing hours essential to ensure the shelter runs its course. In addition many people give up their time in cooking off site and delivering food to the shelter venues. The roles volunteers undertake include setting up the venue, helping with the cooking at the church, engaging and chatting with the guests in the evening, staying overnight and clearing up the next morning. There is also a Volunteer Driver role and a Support Volunteer role.
Every volunteer is asked to complete a volunteer form so the Folkestone Churches Winter Shelter can centrally hold details of their availability, experience, special skills (e.g. first aid), contact details etc. Volunteers who have not volunteered in previous years will need to supply details of a referee who can provide a suitable reference. All volunteers must be covered by an existing relevant CRB/DBS or provide documents to apply for a DBS (previously CRB) through us.
For any queries concerning volunteering use one of the contact options on the “Contact us” page.
Please click below to download the application documents.