Volunteering at Eden Gate
We are extremely grateful for our volunteers who help us provide emergency accommodation in the Night Shelter, hospitality to those who access our drop-in sessions and outreach to those who need support in Pill. Without volunteers we would not be able to provide support to some of the most vulnerable in our society. Volunteering is fun and a great opportunity to impact your local community.
Did you know?
- 1 in 5 people volunteer at least once a month
- The most common reason people give for why they volunteer is to improve things and to help others
- Over 75% of volunteers say that volunteering improves their mental health and well-being
Our volunteers bring joy to our guests but also to their other team mates. There is something to do for everyone from cooking a meal to chatting with our guests and ensuring they have an enjoyable stay. If this is something you’d be interested in, please get in contact, we’d love to hear from you!
“The experience has had a huge impact on myself. I look forward to my shifts and the opportunity to meet the guests. I have made friends among the team members. My experience has enabled me to share my involvement with the church and raise awareness and funds for this amazing cause. The application process was easy and the training provided was both helpful and informative.” – Julie
“Happy, friendly, family life atmosphere while doing a fantastic job. It’s a shame we couldn’t do it 7 nights a week.” – Sarah
“It is an organization with many different aspects , all which I have enjoyed being part of.” – Pam
“It gives me a sense of perspective about my life and gives me an opportunity to help others less fortunate (at the moment) than myself.” – Jeremy
“I like helping people and delivering help personally.. The staff run Eden Gate really well and are always super grateful for help.” – Harry
“I’m enjoying meeting new people from various backgrounds, it’s a well run organization with plenty of volunteers and lots of help at hand.” – Cheryl
Our volunteering application form is available as a printable PDF file attached below which will require printing and delivering to us at our premises or as an electronic file. Should you wish to receive an electronic copy then please provide us with your name and email and we will forward one to you.
Night Shelter Guest Testimonials
“The best part of the Night Shelter was providing me with a safe, secure and caring environment. The Night Shelter has helped me by providing food and shelter. The people are kind and understanding to talk to and help raise my confidence. The Night Shelter staff have helped with finding a place to live and viewing. They’ve also helped with services and with my benefits.”
“The best part of the Night Shelter was how friendly everyone was. Eden Gate and my support worker have helped me into a hostel and have helped by feeding me.”
“Night Shelter have given me a roof and fed me. The best part has been making friends.”
“Night Shelter has helped me by giving me a place to sleep, food in my belly and kept me safe.”
“Eden Gate staff have helped me with setting up appointments, accessing a local residential rehabilitation centre and transporting me there. I’ve had a safe place to stay overnight.”
“I’ve enjoyed meeting people in the Night Shelter, its helped me to function properly.”
“The Night Shelter has helped me in lots of ways, stability, structure, space, advice and help with other important issues.”
“They have built my confidence up, socialising and meeting new people. The best part has been meeting the staff.”