TRAINING DATES for the 2019 night shelter

Existing volunteers will not be asked to go through full training again (sigh of relief!)

If you are interested in volunteering for the shelter in January  / February / March 2019  you must undergo full training which involves one session or 2-3 hours.

The remaining date for training is confirmed as:

Saturday 24th November 9.00 am till 12.00

Saturday 21st December 9.00 am till 12.00

at The Pavilion Oxford Road, 143-145 Oxford Road, Reading.


If you know of anyone who is interested in starting this year please point them to this page. Thank you.

More to follow or email with any questions via the contact page



A one day accredited course valid for 3 years is available and required for Coordinators and at least one of night time staff.

The courses are being held at The Earley Crescent Resource Centre Warbler Drive, Lower Earley RG6 4HB

Dates Wednesday 7 November 9.15 – 4.30

Thursday 6 December 9.15 – 4.30

We may be able to offer a Saturday if we can get 12 coordinators/ night staff wishing to attend. If you could let me know if you wish to attend and which date would be best.



Additional optional training is available for drugs & alcohol awareness at  IRiS group room.

Entrance 127 Oxford Road Reading RG1 7UR

Thursday 8th November – Drugs Awareness 6:00 – 7:30

Monday  12th November – Drugs Awareness 6:00 – 7:30

Thursday 15th November – Naloxone  6:30 – 7:30

Monday 19th November – Naloxone  6:30 – 7:30


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

Malcolm Peirce – Director