Overnight Youth Shelter Volunteer

Caring in Bristol
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 18 September, 2024 - 15:00
Contract Type: 
Details of Role: 

The Z House provides overnight accommodation for young people (18-25) at risk of or experiencing homelessness with low or no support needs. The project aims to provide stable overnight accommodation for young people as they work towards a move-on goal. The project will work with the young people staying there to help them build the skills, knowledge and resources necessary to move on to stable and secure accommodation.

This role is key in maintaining a safe and welcoming environment overnight at the Z House. Overnight duties involve interacting with the young people in the communal space if they want to, doing any necessary house duties, and responding to any emergencies should they occur (guidance will be given and you will never be left alone to deal with incidents!). It also includes helping to write up notes during and at the end of the shift. You will form part of a pair of volunteers, and there will always be a Caring in Bristol staff member on-call.

Person Specification:

  • Be a good communicator. in person and written
  • Have an interest in and be motivated to support young people
  • Confident to manage incidents and conflict should they arise
  • Willing to undertake basic housing related duties (e.g. health and safety checks) and uphold health and safety requirements
  • Be friendly and have an open demeanour
  • Be reliable and good at timekeeping
  • Be expected to undertake one volunteer shift every month
  • Have a willingness to learn about safeguarding, record keeping etc.
  • Have a willingness to uphold CiB values and work towards its overall mission
  • Be committed to ongoing/in house training which will be organised by CiB


How to Apply: 

Head to our application form for this role here: Application Form

Contact Person: 
Alex Hatherly
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
07895 455043
Postal Address: 
3 Pritchard Street