Our collaboration with Pond Square URC Church and C4WS in manning a winter shelter is going to be run differently this year due to COVID19 restrictions.
It will not involve the “rolling” shelter with a different church hosting the shelter each evening. C4WS has decided to hire a hotel in Victoria, and to man the homeless shelter in one location, so it can comply with social distancing and COVID regulations.
We are all being asked to communicate to C4WS the numbers of volunteers we can provide to man the hostel through the winter.
The idea is that we would aim to staff it on the same night of the week as we used to at Pond Square – i.e. Sunday nights. However, if you are able to offer you time on other days, I’m sure they would love to hear from you.
We need a range of people willing to do shopping, make meals, wash up, do overnight shifts, wash laundry, and befriend guests.
If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity this winter, please be in touch with Fr Peter and indicate a general sense of your availability and time commitment so he can communicate that to C4WS.
Many thanks indeed to all our volunteers and to C4WS for responding so creatively to the present situation.