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Volunteer opportunity description

  1. Organisation overview:

Centrepoint is the UK's leading charity for homeless young people - together with our partners, we support 10,000 young people every year. We help 16-25 year olds into a safe place to live, give them a health assessment and plan support for their individual mental and physical health needs. We start them on a path to more independence and a job..

  1. Role and activities:

We have a number of roles available which will happen in different 4 hour shift. These shifts include helping with setting up before or supporting our events delivery team at the live event.

  • Helping to set up the site so that it is ready for our 1100 participants, this involves decorating the site with branding, hanging signage, laying out sleeping bags, and setting up merchandise stalls.
  • Helping out at the live event makes a huge difference to the participants experience with various roles such as stewarding, greeting, and registration.

Requirements

  • Enthusiasm and passion for helping homeless young people
  • Positive attitude
  • Willing to get your hands dirty
  1. Time commitment:

The shifts that we have available for volunteers are as follows

Community Sleep Out - Tuesday 13 November, 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Set up volunteers to help with laying out sleeping bags and hanging signage setting up merchandise stalls.

Some heavy lifting required. Hot beverages, snacks and water provided.

Community Sleep Out - Tuesday 13 November, 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Live event volunteers to help with registration and stewarding.

Dinner, hot beverages and water provided.

Sleep Out London - Thursday 15 November, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Set up volunteers to help with laying out sleeping bags, arranging picnic benches, hanging signage.

Some heavy lifting required. Lunch, hot beverages, snacks and water provided.

Sleep Out London - Thursday 15 November, 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Set up volunteers to help with organising sleeping marquees and readying site for participant arrival.

Some heavy lifting required. Hot beverages, snacks and water provided.

Sleep Out London - Thursday 15 November, 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Live event volunteers to help with registration and stewarding.

Dinner, hot beverages and soft drinks provided.

We aren’t able to cover expenses for our volunteers for this event.

Benefits to the volunteers

There are a number of benefits to helping Centrepoint run Sleep Out.

  • You will be contributing to the work of Centrepoint by helping us to raise £780,000 to support homeless young people.
  • You will get to meet likeminded people all keen to make a difference.
  • Our volunteers work in teams throughout their shifts giving you the chance to develop team work skills throughout.
  • It will look great on your CV  as you will be working with experienced events professionals on a large event.

Support/volunteer management

To ensure you are well energized whilst volunteering, Hot drinks, snacks and water will be available throughout all shifts

DBS – Disclosure barring checks:

There is no need for volunteers to have a DBS certificate .

To apply: Register your interest through the Team London Website.

 

 

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers on these days:
November 11, 2018

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About the organisation

Centrepoint Soho

Contact:
Peter Walters
Events & Community Manager
Organisation’s website:
https://centrepoint.org.uk/
Volunteer opportunity website:
https://centrepoint.org.uk/
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