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Volunteer with ASLAN

We love to welcome new people to our team, no matter how much or how little experience you have.

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Experience has shown us that the greatest social need for many homeless people is for genuine, loving friendships. Most of our areas of service serve a practical need whilst helping to also foster relationships between volunteers and those they serve. As relationships progress, we seek to tailor our services to meet the specific needs of each person we meet.

Volunteer Areas

We have different areas where volunteers can be involved in serving and helping the homeless people of Central London.

Day centre

Saturday, 8:30am–12:45pm

Webber Street hosts approximately 90 guests who are served a hot breakfast, and also able to use the shower facilities, receive new clothes, and take part in ESOL lessons or a bible study group. Volunteers help with the practical running of the centre’s services in a number of roles, including spending time connecting with the guests.

Winter Shelter

Sunday Evening–Monday Morning, December–May

Westminster Night Shelter is a church-run initiative, providing emergency accommodation in the winter. ASLAN provides overnight shelter one night each week, manned by 10-20 volunteers, who serve either a night shift or morning shift once every four weeks.

Visiting

Monday, 7:00pm–9:00pm

Visitors take a guest out for a meal every two weeks to provide friendship and emotional support.

Visiting is our most intensive volunteer area and requires at least two meetings when recruiting volunteers. We suggest people new to ASLAN start in another area.

Sleep Site Visiting

Saturdays, 6:00am–8:30am

A small team of volunteers pray for each rough sleeper in the parish. The main aim is to address underlying spiritual issues so we pray first and if helpful, offer sandwiches, tea and coffee, underwear and toiletries along with visiting invitations and signposting advice.

Sign Up Form

If you would like to sign up to volunteer with ASLAN please complete the form below. If you are not specific about an area of service when you volunteer, that allows us to assign you to the area of greatest need.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact aslan@allsouls.org.


Support our Homeless Ministry

Prayer and material support go a long way in supporting the service that ASLAN provides the homeless people we meet in Central London.