Last winter 262 volunteers gave an estimated 8,169 hours of their time to supporting the Shelter...
Our volunteers brought a wealth of skills and expertise, time and commitment to their volunteer roles. We have volunteers who are in education, working, unemployed, retired and from diverse cultural backgrounds.
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Our Volunteers' Stories
"Very enjoyable, all the volunteers, users and support staff were very pleasant, committed and helpful people. Some people may have pre-conceptions about what the Shelter is like, but I would urge anyone to give it a try, there is nothing to lose and a lot to gain."
"My volunteering experience was one from which I learned a great deal. Spending time with guests and volunteers was enjoyable and rewarding, making me feel quite humbled. I gained great insight into the many challenges faced each day by our guests. I enjoyed opportunities to sit and talk with guests."
"As a first time volunteer, I had been quite apprehensive, but the support from the leaders, project workers and other volunteers made my induction straightforward. I actually found it uplifting as i felt I was giving some respite to the guests over a difficult period of the year."
Maidstone Churches Winter Shelter always look forward to having new people join their team! If you would like to volunteer with us, people fill out the form below.
A warm welcome overnight
for homeless people in the coldest months