GlassDoor (Night Shelter)

As London’s largest emergency winter night shelter, Glass Door (formerly WLCHC) provides a safe, warm place to sleep for up to 100 men and women a night in partnership with churches across Hammersmith, Fulham, Kensington, Chelsea, Barnes and Putney. Homeless guests also access advice, food, showers and laundry facilities year-round from the Chelsea drop-in day centre. Glass Door not only saves lives by providing refuge from the cold, they also help homeless men and women find more stable futures.

St Columba’s has been supporting Glass Door since they began in November 2000; we are one of the founding member churches of the charity. St Columba’s hosts a shelter every Sunday night from November through to April, providing a venue and team of volunteers. A typical evening would require you to be there from 6pm to 9.30pm. Roles will include cooking, meeting, greeting and generally looking after our guests. We are looking for a pool of volunteers as we are aware that people will not be able to commit to volunteering every week. The shelter provides 35 homeless people with a place to sleep, a hot meal, breakfast and a person to talk to – people who would otherwise be cold, wet and lonely sleeping on the streets. If you are interested in volunteering or would like any further information, please contact Judith Roberts on judithroberts63@aol.com or call 07973 202956.

For more information on GlassDoor please visit http://www.glassdoor.org.uk/welcome.htm.