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Volunteer: Church and Community Cold Weather Shelter – 27th February

Church and Community Cold Weather Shelter - 27th February

Church in Wales are looking for volunteers and will be providing volunteer training run by Housing Justice on Tuesday 27th February the sessions will take place in Wrexham with the venue to be confirmed.

The volunteer training takes about 2 and a half hours and we will be doing two sessions on that day one at 1.30pm – 4pm and another from 7pm – 9pm (you only need to attend one session).

Following on from a meeting that took place last year in St Margret’s about the church and community cold weather shelters run by Housing Justice, Church in Wales are looking to develop a pilot project for a cold weather shelter in Wrexham to run over 4 weeks in March in conjunction with Housing Justice.  The project will run approximately 3 nights per week for the 4 week pilot over three locations (church buildings)in Wrexham so that each location will be used once per week.  Homeless people (guests) will be referred to the project from existing homelessness provisions.

There will be many volunteer opportunities, some behind the scenes such as cooking, baking, setting up the venues or providing welcome packs as well as working directly with the guests using the shelter.

There is a further volunteer opportunity for venue coordinators that will mean a bit more responsibility (such as coordinating volunteers for each shift, ensuring smooth running of pilot at that venue and booking in guests).

If you would like to attend a volunteer training session to find out more about the project and how you might be able to help please email: Stephen ConvillHomelessness Engagement Officer at s.convill@housingjustice.org.uk

Please state which session you would like to attend.  If you might be interested in becoming a venue coordinator please tell Stephen and he will give you more information.

 

Below is the link for the latest rough sleeper stats for Wales: https://statswales.gov.wales/Catalogue/Housing/Homelessness/Rough-Sleepers/roughsleepers-by-localauthority

 

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