Volunteer with us Our wonderful volunteers are the heart of what we do, and the time you give us really will make a positive difference to the lives of homeless people in Manchester. Our engagement team is always busy trying to secure accommodation and support for our guests, but they can only do this because our volunteers are there to greet guests, offer food and drink and ensure they have access to clean clothes and a shower. As a volunteer, you may also find yourself sitting and having a chat with a guest, which ends up being a vital step to us finding out the key information that we need to be able to help them. Volunteering can be immensely rewarding and a wonderful opportunity to give back. It’s a chance to bless our work and the people we support with your existing gifts, to build new skills, confidence and experiences and to build friendships with other volunteers and staff. Every single one of our volunteers brings a talent or skill which we can use. We’re blessed to have so many fantastic people on our team. We’d love to welcome you too! Volunteer roles at Barnabus Most volunteers help in the Beacon support centre serving breakfast or helping with food, clothing and showers during our morning support session. Others help at our God Slot or with our Christian outreach. Descriptions of all of our roles can be found here: Early Morning Outreach Volunteer Rough Sleeper Early Morning Breakfast Volunteer Rough Sleeper Morning Support Session Volunteer Supported Living Projects Outreach Volunteer God Slot Session Volunteer Worship Leader Volunteer Piccadilly Prayer Outreach Volunteer Who are we looking for? The main things we look for in any potential volunteer are a caring, non-judgmental nature and a passion for helping those in need in a practical way. We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and with a range of different skills and experience. We are always keen to hear from you if you think we could use the particular skills and knowledge that you have. Barnabus is a Christian charity, but you do not need to be a Christian to volunteer with us. We do ask though that you are sympathetic to our Christian values and respectful of our faith. Having a criminal record is not a bar to volunteering at Barnabus - we will look at each case individually. Please let us know if you want to discuss this before you apply. If you want to talk to us about any issues before you decide to apply, please contact Martha Urwin for a chat by emailing [email protected] How to apply Does it sound like volunteering with Barnabus could be for you? Are you able to offer time on 1 weekday between 7am and 3pm? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Simply complete this form and we will be in touch to let you know whether we have any suitable opportunities. Before you can start to volunteer there is a short interview to make sure that volunteering at Barnabus is right for you and a taster session to give you a chance to decide for yourself that you are happy to continue. Once those are done, we offer you training and help with applying for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check for working with vulnerable adults.