The Nightstop service relies on volunteers to provide housing to young people
Volunteers are integral to the success and continuation of the service.
We are always ready to hear from anyone who has a spare room in their home that they can make available to young people in housing need.
Hosts are required to provide the young person with; a warm welcome, an evening meal, washing facilities, bed and breakfast, most importantly, if necessary, a listening ear or a bit of ‘space’.
In return for this we provide full training and support, payment of expenses incurred and the opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of young people experiencing homelessness.
Hear what Anna has to say about our training for Hosts & Befrienders;
5 sessions are provided, covering boundaries, communication and safeguarding, your role, all supported with our policies and procedures.
If you have an interest in young people’s issues and homelessness, have time to give to the project and would like some information, please email: [email protected]
Our volunteer befrienders support young people who are staying with our hosts, the role is to:
- Meet young people who are using the Nightstop service
- Support them get to their host’s home,
- Meet them in the morning if hosts are leaving early for work, or spend time with them at the weekend or during school holidays.
- Perhaps have a cuppa, an evening meal or breakfast with them
- Spend time with young people who are isolated from friends and family
If you would like to support Sussex Nightstop and are able to meet with young people once a week for an hour or two, please get in touch to discuss the role.
If you are running a homelessness awareness raising event or taking part in a sporting event, thinking of organising a fundraising activity; please do consider raising funds for Sussex Nightstop. All fundraising donations are gratefully received and make a difference to the support we can provide to vulnerable young people.
Please see our fundraising and donations page for details of how to set up an individual fundraising page, or contact the team to find out how to get involved.
Sussex Nightstop is interested in hearing from anyone with experience of managing charities, volunteers or in working in the field of homelessness, young people and families.
We currently have 7 Board Members, who over-see the strategic management and finances of Sussex Nightstop.