DePaul is a youth homelessness charity that have been operating for more than 30 years working alongside young people facing homelessness. They are looking for volunteer hosts with spare rooms

Depaul's Nightstop service places young people facing homelessness with host volunteers. They are looking for people who have a spare room and are willing to offer it to 16-25 year olds are risk of homelessness.

Volunteer hosts provide guests with:

- A private bedroom

- Washing facilities

- A hot meal in the evening

- A listening ear

- Breakfast

Volunteers can host as often as they want. Some volunteers host a few nights a week and other volunteers host a couple of times a month. The Nightstop service asks its hosts which nights they will be available and then checks to make sure the host is still free before making the arrangements for that evening.

All volunteer hosts are reimbursed for any out-of-pocket expenses. You don’t need any specialist experience or qualification to become a Nightstop host, and you will be given appropriate training. All you need is a spare room in your home and a welcoming and supportive outlook. DePaul's hosts come from all backgrounds but have one thing in common – the desire to help young homeless people in need.

By offering a 16-25 year old a roof over their head, you will play an important role, intervening at a pivotal time in a young person’s life. Your support for a few nights provides a safety net and helps to prevent long-term homelessness.

You will be

- Preventing rough sleeping

- Preventing long term homelessness

- Cooperating with a great charity

- Interpersonal skills

- Listening skills

- Contact with different people and cultures

Most people you will support will move on to a permanent accommodation. DePaul will inform you when this happens.

The role is subject to a DBS check and a home assessment check. Volunteers will be fully trained.

For further information about the role, please visit the website here: https://www.depaul.org.uk/nightstop/

Please email DePaul on [email protected] and they will send you an application pack.

Application deadline:  Wednesday 31 August 2022