Frequently Asked Questions



Do I need experience of working with homeless people?

No. It is helpful, but most of our volunteers have not worked with homeless people. Experience in a role that involves contact with the public is an asset. Volunteers need to attend our training sessions, which covers all you need to know to volunteer helpfully and safely.

Is there a minimum number of shifts I need to do?
Is there an age limit for volunteers?
Do I need a DBS check?
Do I have to be a member of a church to volunteer?
What happens after I apply?
What happens if I have offered to help and then can't do that shift?
I have a disability. Can I volunteer at the Shelter?

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Thanet Winter Shelter
C/O 167a High Street
CT11 9TT