Can you give 3 hours a month on a Saturday night so be a Street Connect Volunteer?
A Community Engagement Volunteer would be helping a wide range of people who are lonely, isolated and or struggling with addictions. You job would be to make the people who visit the café on a Saturday night feel welcome. We serve hot drinks and pre pared sandwiches, but our main purpose is to make people feel cared and valued and so you would be spending time getting to know the folks who visit and being a listening ear.
Street Connect is a Glasgow, faith based charity that has been running for 6 years. It was established by a Ricky and Julie Mc Addock , who had themselves been in serious addiction but came through their struggles with the help from Teen Challenge Rehab Centre .Our aim is to reach people who are sleeping rough, homeless or marginalised and perhaps struggling with addictions. For further information,please look at our web site www.streetconnect.co.uk We have other drop in café’s in Paisley, Greenock, Blackwood, Possil and Clydebank but our main need is Glasgow city centre
All our volunteers are given Support and Supervision by the team leader. There are regular opportunities for volunteers to attend Street Connect Training and Fun Events. Volunteers would enjoy being part of the Saturday Café team and meet lots of interesting people.
340 Catherdral Street , G12BQ
No Experience is required, but a volunteer would need to be sympathetic to the Christian ethos of the charity
Interview with Project Leader