Advent Shelter 2017

8th December 2017

This Christmas, the Advent Shelter will enter into its sixth year with an increasing number of guests choosing to be hosted. This is a 24/7 operation and the shelter provide the guests with three meals per day, a games & relaxation room, movie room, use of the internet, regular supplies of tea, coffee, biscuits etc. and of course sleeping facilities. As you can imagine this is a massive project and all helpers who run the operation are volunteers. Advent Shelter is recognised by all the major homeless agencies in London by whom many referrals arrive. Last year over 200 guests were registered at the shelter.

The shelter is again looking for volunteers this year to cover the following areas:

· General cleaning and setting up

· Cooking meals (Food Hygiene Certificate required)

· Health and Well-being (nurses, doctors, opticians, dentists, massage therapists, first aiders)

· Clothes Distribution (sorting, categorizing and distributing)

· IT Technicians (set-up and supervise Internet Cafe)

· Return to Work (assistance with CV writing, job hunting and advice)

· Games/Entertainment (supervise, socialise, hospitality)

· Sleepover (supervising, ensuring all is well throughout the night)

· Runners (to collect/return/transport various items)


There are still plenty of shifts to fill. You can be involved this year by clinking on this link to sign up

In this link you can see which shifts are available and share it with your friends and family who may want to consider volunteering and helping make the festive season special for others.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

If you cannot attend but wish to make a donation, donations can be paid directly into the following account details:

Bank: HSBC

Name: The Advent Centre

Sort code: 40-45-28

Account no: 21165003

Reference: 'Advent Shelter'

Donations can also be made in the form of a cheque made payable to 'The Advent Centre' and sent to: Advent Shelter, The Advent Centre, 37 Brendon Street, London, W1H 5JE.

We would really love to see you at the shelter even if it is only for one shift and please give us a call on 07866 367 797 so we can talk further.

[Godwin Benjamin]

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