Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP)

Volunteer to help run the Severe Weather Shelter during SWEP

To prepare for the possibility of activating SWEP, we are keen to recruit as many volunteers as possible so that rough sleepers can be provided with a safe and warm place to stay and receive support.

We are looking for committed, friendly and approachable individuals to assist the staff team while the Severe Weather shelter is open.


Two shifts are available:

Evening shift: 8.30pm to 11.15pm

Morning shift: 7.30am – 9.00am

Volunteer responsibilities

Preparing the building, welcoming and registering guests, serving refreshments and hot food, and providing guests with information companionship and encouragement.

During the morning shift, volunteers will help to wake the guests, serve breakfast, provide guests with advice and information, manage the guests' departure and ensure that the building is left in a clean and tidy condition.

If you would like to help with the running of the Severe Weather Shelter, please read the job description and apply online:

Step 1

Download the job description to find out more about the role:

Step 2

Fill in the application form: