Open Door Night Shelter, managed by Hightown Housing Association, offers 12 bed
spaces to homeless people in St Albans and additional beds when the weather
becomes severe, but last year 19 people were recorded as rough sleeping in the
annual rough sleeper estimate conducted by St Albans City Council. This winter
to prevent people from dying on the streets in periods of extreme weather The
Open Door Charity supported by the City Centre Churches is setting up The
Winter Beds Project to provide shelter to rough sleepers not accommodated in
The Open Door Night Shelter.
Open Door Winter Beds Project will be run by volunteers and are looking for
others to help support the running of the Winter Beds Project this winter.
Volunteers are needed in the evening, throughout the night and in the morning
to perform a variety of roles including welcoming guests, supervising
overnight, preparing breakfast, setting up and clearing down, laundry and
administration. We are also looking for volunteers to support the Winter Beds
Project Manager in coordinating volunteers. The Winter Beds Project will run
between January and March 2018, volunteers will be on a rota and only called
upon if the weather becomes severe during this time. Volunteers will be
provided with full training and supported by a paid project manager and an
experienced team of staff from The Open Door Night Shelter.
you would like the opportunity to save lives this winter then please register
your interest by emailing
providing your name and contact details and an indication of the role you would
be interested in. For more information on the Winter Beds Project and Open Door
please visit .