Homeless Shelter - Overnight Volunteer

We need kind, dedicated volunteers to hep support the staff and service users of CHESS, Chelmsford's night shelter for the homeless members of our community.

We need you to become one of our sleep-over volunteers; being an overnight presence for those in distress, supporting staff in the event of an emergency and being a sympathetic, caring presence for service users in the evening and morning. We might also ask you to help serve a hot breakfast.

Full training, induction and support is provided, as a private, lockable room to sleep in. You will be meeting those individuals that need the service of CHESS, and providing support for the CHESS staff member on duty. This role is very rewarding and provides CHESS with a sustainable approach to fulfilling its mission.


Requirements: Good communication skills, Non-judgmental, Good listener, Good sense of humour.

Full training with a full induction provided.


  • Suitable for under 18s
  • DBS check required
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Written role description
  • Accessibility
  • Volunteer induction
  • Ongoing support
  • Health and Safety Policy

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 01/10/2016

End Date: 01/09/2018

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


This opportunity is available in: Chelmsford

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