365 Shelter – a night shelter for people sleeping rough in Bristol, open 365 days a year.

 

The 365 Shelter offers a safe alternative to a night on the streets. With bedspace for up to fifteen people at risk of sleeping rough, the shelter receives guests following assessment by the St. Mungo’s outreach team.

Every night, two of our amazing volunteers open the shelter at 22:00, provide hot drinks and a welcoming environment to guests, then remain on site through until morning. By 08:00, the shift is over and the building is returned to normal – until that evening, when we do it all again.

While this goes on, partner organisations in Bristol’s homelessness sector are evaluating longer-term housing and support options for the guests who come through our doors – using our shelter is a first step towards securing longer-term accommodation.

All of our volunteers receive initial induction, training and our ongoing support. Our inspirational volunteer team includes students, mid-career professionals and retired couples from a range of backgrounds, all of whom share a simple commitment to offering more than a night on the street to people facing experiencing homelessness in Bristol.

Want to find out more? If you would like to volunteer at the 365 Shelter, or if you’d simply like more information about what we do, call us on 0117 924 4444 and speak to Alex, or email alex.wallace@caringinbristol.org.uk and you’ll hear from us soon.

 

 

Existing volunteers – 365 Shelter Volunteering System