Volunteers are the heart of Sussex Nightstop

Get involved in a vital community project that helps to prevent homelessness in our city and in return we’ll provide:

  • a comprehensive training program through which you will acquire new knowledge and skills
  • an opportunity to meet a wide and diverse range of people and with it the chance to broaden your life perspective
  • the chance to be a part of the Sussex Nightstop community with the opportunity to meet and make friends with other like-minded people
  • the opportunity to develop your volunteering role to other areas of Sussex Nightstop
  • reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses incurred through your volunteering

Sussex Nightstop welcomes volunteers from all backgrounds and communities. We particularly welcome people from BAME communities and people who identify as LGBTQ+.


Our Hosts are there to provide a safe night sleep to Nightstop guests through a warm welcome, an evening meal, washing facilities, access to a private bedroom, breakfast and, most importantly, a listening ear or a bit of ‘space’ – whichever is needed.


Our Chaperones are offer practical support (by public transport, walking or car) to Nightstop guests in getting to and from Host homes, to support with introductions to Hosts if necessary and to provide a friendly, non-judgmental listening ear if required along the way.

Community Events Volunteers

Our Community Events volunteers raise awareness of Sussex Nightstop by representing the organisation at various events across the city whether through giving talks and presentations, managing a stall at community fair or cheering on others who are fundraising on our behalf.

On Call Volunteers

Our On-call volunteers provide a point of contact for our volunteer hosts and guests outside of office hours. Through guidance and reassurance they are there to facilitate safe guest placements that have been fully risk-assessed and set up by Nightstop staff.


Volunteers who fundraise for Sussex Nightstop organise and take part in all kinds of activities. Please see our fundraising and donations page for a few ideas. All fundraising donations are gratefully received and make a difference to the support we can provide to vulnerable people.

Board Members

Our active Trustee Board who over-see the strategic management and finances of the Sussex Nightstop. Our Trustees come from a range of backgrounds, bringing with them a range of skills and experience and a shared passion to support people at risk of homelessness.

Current volunteer roles open to recruitment:

Board Members – We are currently seeking up to 3 new people to join our Trustee Board to help ensure we make the best possible use of our resources and to provide leadership around our ongoing strategic development. For more information on a Trustee role with Sussex Nightstop see here.

Hosts – Due to Covid-19 we have currently had to pause our usual Nightstop service. However, if you would like to register your interest in a hosting role we would be very happy to hear from you and will hold you on a waiting list until such time normal service resumes. Please use our website contact page to get in touch with us.