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Volunteer with Nightstop - information session
Thu 30 March 2017, 18:00 – 19:00 BST
Nightstop South Yorkshire is an innovative service based in Sheffield which puts up vulnerable young people at risk of homelessness in a volunteer's spare bedroom. It's a tried and tested way to keep young people safe and off the streets, and 33 services are up and running around the UK.
Volunteers are asked to offer their spare bedroom as often or infrequently as they are able, on a night by night basis. They provide a private room, somewhere to wash, a hot meal and a listening ear for the evening, and the young person arrives and leaves in accordance with their host's schedule. Hosts are offered comprehensive support and training, as well as an on-call member of staff and a payment to cover expenses.
Nightstop also runs a Supported Lodging scheme which offers more long-term support with a community host, for young people who need to learn the skills to live independently. Lodgings providers offer basic support around tasks like cooking and cleaning and receive a weekly rent payment of around £150.
Could one night in your spare room turn someone's life around? Come along and chat to a member of staff about what volunteering for Nightstop or signing up for Supported Lodgings entails over a brew and a biscuit.