Homeless Shelter - Overnight Volunteer

We need kind, dedicated volunteers to hep support the staff and service users of CHESS, Chelmsford's night shelter for the homeless members of our community.

We need you to become one of our sleep-over volunteers; being an overnight presence for those in distress, supporting staff in the event of an emergency and being a sympathetic, caring presence for service users in the evening and morning. We might also ask you to help serve a hot breakfast.

Full training, induction and support is provided, as a private, lockable room to sleep in. You will be meeting those individuals that need the service of CHESS, and providing support for the CHESS staff member on duty. This role is very rewarding and provides CHESS with a sustainable approach to fulfilling its mission.


Requirements: Good communication skills, Non-judgmental, Good listener, Good sense of humour.

Full training with a full induction provided.

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Chess Night Shelter

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Volunteer Essex

Register your interest

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  • Homeless and Housing


  • Supporting People and Befriending


  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Between these dates: 01/10/2016 - 01/09/2021

On these days:

Mon-Fri Day Eve
Weekend Day Eve



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