We are deeply grateful for the contribution of the many individuals and teams of volunteers who help at the Joel Community Night Shelter. Whether running an evening shift at the shelter, cooking nutritious meals, helping with maintenance or administrative duties; volunteers are crucial to the day-to-day success of the Night Shelter.
In 2017 we estimate that around 100 different volunteers came through our doors, of whom a core of 75 people from local churches helped as part of a regular team running the shelter during its hours of operation. This involved opening up, cooking wholesome evening meals, socializing and eating with guests and providing a listening ear, doing the night shift and supporting guests and staff at breakfast time.
We welcome new volunteers, whether a church team willing to commit to a minimum of one shift each month, or individuals wishing to join an existing team. There are three volunteer shifts every day: the evening meal shift from 6.15pm to 9.45pm, the night shift from 9.45pm to 6.45am and the breakfast shift from 6.45am to 8.15am.