Volunteer your time and skills to help us support more people.
Thank you for your interest in giving your time to volunteer with Night Ministry street outreach.
Street outreach is at the heart of our mission, we aim to demonstrate the love and compassion of Jesus Christ through practical assistance to Dundee's most marginalised people, some of whose lives may have been blighted by homelessness, prostitution, mental health issues or addiction to alcohol or drugs.
Night Ministry provides an opportunity for our volunteers to connect with individuals. Through their servant hearts the gospel is shared and lives are transformed.
Values of selflessness, being non-judgmental, integrity and honesty, excellence and professionalism, collaboration and partnership lie in everything we do at Night Ministry. We SEE people not projects, and care for anyone regardless of who they are and whatever their circumstances.
We are looking for volunteers from the following roles:
Street Outreach volunteers:
Whether you have spare time on your hands or are driven to give something back, street outreach volunteers offer a valuable range of skills and life experiences particularly relevant to homeless people trying to put their life back on track.
Are you looking to volunteer as part of your company’s social responsibility policy? Do you have a set number of days available to you each year? We can help you use your gifts of time and creativity in a meaningful way supporting some of Dundee’s most vulnerable people. Why not consider offering your professional expertise as well as your time.
Volunteers who have previously been homeless or who have had similar life experiences to the people we support offer a particular perspective and approach that helps us provide even better services. Don’t worry if you have never volunteered before, we will provide all the training and support you will need.
Interested, but want to find out more?
In order to join our volunteer program you need to be over 18 yrs, be prepared to undergo screening to PVG standards, attend initial and ongoing training in subjects such as: mental health first aid, suicide prevention skills, alcohol awareness, safeguarding, listening skills, first aid, conflict management & resolution, etc. and commit to going out at least 2 hrs per week, normally from 8.30 pm to 10.30 pm.
Please be aware that as a street outreach volunteer you need to be able to cope with situations which can sometimes become volatile, threatening, challenging and emotional, and still keep professional and cheerful!
Before completing and submitting our initial inquiry form below please be aware of the following points:
As a Christian organisations we require all volunteers to work within and adhere to our Christian mission statement.
We require volunteer to give a minimum of 2 hours weekly normally between 8.30 to 10.30pm.
All volunteer street outreach volunteers are required to agree to undergo a criminal records check.
Potential volunteers are required to provide a minimum of two character references, other than relatives, i.e.: (Minister, Pastor, Solicitor, Doctor, Police officer) etc.
This is a voluntary position and no contract of employment exists or is implied.
No one involved with Night Ministry receive any form of financial remuneration for their services.
Volunteer opportunities are open to all regardless of their gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religious belief, marital status, pregnancy or gender identity.
Still interested? Then we would love to hear from you.