Bethany Christian Trust

Bethany Christian Trust exists to relieve the suffering and meet the long-term needs of homeless and vulnerable people. Our vision is that through Christian love in action homelessness will be reduced and vulnerable people empowered to live independently within society. Bethany operates services that take people from homelessness through to managing their own tenancy and building positive friendships.

Current opportunities

Retail volunteers are the backbone of our shops. A day can include sorting donations, operating the till or pricing stock- but every day, and every shop, is different! Each volunteer brings their own skills, experience and character to a role.

We are looking for a trustworthy and compassionate individual, willing to befriend a person who is socially isolated and may also struggle with addiction, homelessness and mental health issues. General responsibilities: To develop a companionship level relationship with a befriendee; To accompany the befriendee to social activities and community groups; To participate in an induction and on-going training as appropriate and adhere to all procedures and policies

General responsibilities: Inside the van: Cleaning all surfaces including inside. cupboards, boxes and shelves. Brushing and mopping floor. Refilling spray bottles. Tidying cupboards. Removing rubbish. Brushing drivers cab and removing any rubbish. Inside the kitchen: Removing discarded food from shelves and fridge. Cleaning shelving units, sink area and inside of fridge. Removing rubbish from inside of kitchen and the area outside. Brushing and mopping floor.
I want to volunteer

Across all three sites, we are looking for volunteers to support the running of the group, and volunteers to befriend attendees on a 1-2-1 basis. The group has Christ at the centre, and group volunteers need to have a Christian faith with a church connection. For those engaging in 1-2-1 support, a strong Christian faith is required, ideally with lived experience of addiction or experience of working in this area. All volunteer should help attendees feel welcomed and comfortable, whilst also maintaining appropriate boundaries, e.g. chatting and contributing to the group discussion.