Training & Dates

NOTE: Currently there are no plans to run the shelter in 2021 due to COVID 19

Existing Volunteers

Existing volunteers will now only be asked to  read the current update / “lessons learned.” document  “2020 Volunteer Manual and Declaration Form” and sign a declaration to that effect.

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.

New Volunteers

New volunteers MUST attend one of our training sessions. It is worth you reading our B4N 2019 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 the church’s own risk.

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

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