A big thank you to all who have volunteered this year. Your response has been so magnificent we are not able to take any more general  volunteers at most venues.

We will be seeking volunteers next year in September/October and providing training -Look out for the notices about this and our fundraising activities on this website.

HOWEVER we do need specific volunteers for difficult jobs;for example there are still  some spaces for people to volunteer  to stay awake on Tuesday nights and Sunday nights. This involves being awake at the shelter from 10.pm.to 6 am.You will be supporting the professional member of night awake staff. A reference will be required if you are not known to us to ensure the protection of the vulnerable adults in our care .

If you are interested in this special  volunteering please contact : info@forestnightshelter.org.uk

Volunteer with Forest Night Shelter 2017/2018

If you are able to give two hours to help us on one evening during the week then we would love to have your help. Can you cook a meal for 40 people? Are you an early riser – could you help prepare breakfast?
Please complete the application and send to the address below. Alternatively you can email the form to info@forestnightshelter.org.uk

Volunteers will receive training and a handbook of our procedures.


Please download the FCENS Volunteer Application Form here

Please download the FCENS Volunteer Handbook here



Forest Night Shelter will close from 23rd – 30th December 2017. When our Guest are provided with transport and invited to Crisis at Christmas. As well as warmth, companionship and hot meals, centres will provide guests with healthcare and specialist advice on housing, work and benefits. Crisis need over 10,000 volunteers if you are interested you can apply here:



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