UPDATE

Thank you to those who took part in WHAT in July.

We're holding a follow up Solutions event on 14 November, 6.30 - 9pm at the Abbey Community Centre, 34 Great Smith Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3BU.

This is an opportunity for people to meet with WHAT partner organisations, other local providers and people sleeping rough to help shape the next steps of the campaign.  Email westminsterhomelessactiontogether@mungos.org if you want to attend. And take a look at the Executive Summary and Findings documents.

 

Update: Thursday 7th July

Thank you for  your interest,  we've now closed volunteer recruitment.

 Please keep checking our blogs, twitter account and this website as the community action week takes place.

And perhaps if you want to volunteer, donate or campaign about ending homelessness please do check out the websites of all partners involved:

The Abbey CentreThe Connection at St Martin's in the FieldGroundswellThe PassageSt Mungo's and West London Mission


UPDATE: TUESDAY 5 JUly- ONE DAY BEFORE OUR FIRST TRAINING SESSION

This is your last chance to volunteer for WHAT

Registration closes at 5pm, Thurs 7 July – training on Sun morning

Our volunteer training starts tomorrow! So it’s your last chance to sign up as a WHAT volunteer. 

We will be accepting volunteers up to 5pm on Thursday 7 July – as long as you can come along to training on Sunday 10 July.

We’re sorry but won’t be able to accept volunteers who haven’t completed our training after that time.

We will update you about WHAT more on social media #WHATJuly16 and #EndStreetHomelessness – and post findings on this website later.

MEANWHILE, PLEASE CONSIDER CAMPAIGNING, DONATING, VOLUNTEERING WITH OUR PARTNER ORGANISATIONS. THANK YOU!


UPDATE: TUESDAY 28 JUNE- A WEEK BEFORE OUR FIRST TRAINING SESSION

There’s still time for you to help us End Street Homelessness.

You can still sign up, take part and join over 150 volunteers who’ve already registered

DO YOU SPEAK ROMANIAN, POLISH, CZECH OR OTHER LANGUAGES? WE’RE ESPECIALLY LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS WITH LANGUAGE SKILLS TO HELP DURING THIS COMMUNITY ACTION WEEK.

We have a variety of volunteer roles which you can apply for.


Can you volunteer?

You can volunteer if:

  • You live, work, volunteer or study in London. We are especially looking for people who are based in Westminster

We are also looking for volunteers with language skills particularly Romanian, Polish, Russian, Czech, Lithuanian, Italian and Portuguese. If you are able to speak another language but do not live, work, volunteer or study in London then please complete the form below as we may need your help anyway.

Anyone who is able to fulfil the roles outlined below is welcome to register their interest.

What commitment do we require from you?

You be will required to:

  1. Attend a four hour training session on Wednesday 6 July or Thursday 7 Jul (6pm-10pm) or Sunday 10 July (11.30am-3.30pm)
  2.  Sign up to at least one shift between Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evening on 11-13 July  or Thursday morning on 14 July (approximately 9pm-2am or 6am-10am)

You will be invited to attend a thank you event after the week of activity.

What will you be required to do?

You will be asked to help us gather information from rough sleepers by going out onto the streets and asking people sleeping rough a set of questions about their situation. The survey we are using has been designed to capture the same data across major European cities and to work together to get new ideas, original insights and fresh perspectives on what could be done to end street homelessness. 

We have a number of different volunteer roles which you can apply for ranging from volunteers who will go out onto the streets and speak directly to homeless people to support roles for those who want to help but would prefer to help at the head quarters (HQ). If you want to help, we're sure there is a role you can play!

Details of all the roles are below:

 Survey volunteer

Volunteering as part of a small team of 5, you will be out and about talking to rough sleepers and gathering data. We're looking for loads of enthusiastic people, so sign up!


Shift leader

Lead and coordinate a small team surveying rough sleepers. If you're good with people, we want to hear from you.


Peer volunteer

If you have lived experience of homelessness, your involvement will help us make the campaign a success.


Data volunteer

As data comes in from the street teams, data volunteers will be carefully logging the information. If you have an eye for detail we need you, don't hesitate, sign up now.


HQ volunteer

Keeping the wheels turning, energetic volunteers will help run the show from HQ. If you're good at organising people, get in touch.

 

Want to volunteer?

Let’s check a couple of things first…

Do you:

  • Want to help us tackle the street homeless problem in Westminster?
  • Live, work, volunteer or study in London or have a language skill?
  • Meet the requirements above?

If you have answered yes to all of the above then please fill out the short form below and we will be in touch.

Thank you!

 

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