Our daytime Drop-In is open to any adult. It particularly attracts lonely, homeless or unemployed people struggling with a range of issues. They all need a friendly face and a listening ear. It provides them with a non-judgmental environment and a community in which they can be themselves. The roles below will be supported by a Drop-In Leader.
At the weekend our Drop-In opens for lunch 12pm-1.30pm.
The shift starts at 11.45am and has a team of three people: A Drop-In Leader and two Assistants. Between them they prepare a hot snack for up to 15 people using items donated to RH or your own. They also prepare a parcel of cold snacks to take away. Guests have enjoyed things such as bacon or sausages sandwiches or soup. The take-away parcel includes fruit, sandwiches, crisps and a drink (checklist provided).
We are taking a cautious approach to the national relaxation of Covid restrictions. From July 19th, masks will not be mandatory in the Chapel, however social distancing, limits on numbers and good hygiene remains. We are also encouraging volunteers to take regular tests and there is an expectation you will have also had the vaccine. If you have any concerns, please ask us when you express an interest. All contact details are taken for everyone for Track and Trace.
If you have any concerns, please ask us when you express an interest. We will keep the arrangements under close review and update our volunteers if practices have to change.
As well as preparing lunch, Drop-In Assistants will help out with any necessary tasks, including making drinks and carrying out enhanced Covid-19 cleaning of tables, toilets and high traffic areas.
A Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene training is not mandatory, but preferable. We can organise training for you if you haven't got the qualification already.
Important to all our volunteer roles is the ability to make our guests feel welcome by chatting and listening. An acceptance of people from all walks of life and circumstances is vital.
The volunteer shift runs from 11.45pm to 1.45pm to take into account setting up and tidying away
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