Training & Dates

Existing Volunteers

Existing volunteers will now only be asked to  read the current update / “lessons learned.” document  “2019 Existing Volunteers Training Report” and sign a declaration to that effect.  Just declaration 2019

However we  highly recommend that a bi-annual refresher course is attended.

We are very conscious that previous years’ training sessions have been quite long
We are determined to reduce down the time spent to no more than two hours for new hospitality volunteers

New Volunteers

New volunteers MUST attend one of our training sessions. It is worth you reading our B4N 2018 Report

We do not DBS check our volunteers on the basis that you do not have prolonged or ongoing contact with our guests . However we hope that everyone appreciates that we are concerned for the safety of our volunteers and guests. Some of our guests do pose a genuine risk both to you, other guests and to themselves. That is why we insist on training you.

As a trained volunteer you are covered by Faith Christian Group’s Public Liability Insurance

No-one who has not been trained will be allowed in the venues between 7.30 pm and 9.00 am  That does allow for untrained individuals, even under 18’s, to help with set up provided they are not in the building after 7.30 pm or before 9.00 am the next morning.

Church employed staff on the premises who have not done our training will be there at their own risk.

Overnight volunteers and co-ordinators will be required to do a greater in depth training than normal volunteers.

Current remaining training dates for the 2019 shelter are confirmed as:

Additional optional training is hoped to be available for drugs & alcohol awareness at  IRiS group room. Entrance 127 Oxford Rd.

Two sessions repeated to ensure that you can get along to one of them

– basic drug & alcohol awareness 

– use of Naloxone 

It is vital that you let us know dates if you intend attending