Host for Young Homeless Person (Colchester)

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Nightstop prevents homelessness through community hosting. It helps people aged between 16-25 who are in immediate housing crisis by providing safe accommodation in the homes of trained and vetted volunteers called ‘hosts’.

The typical Nightstop model involves guests being hosted on a night by night basis.

  • To provide guests with a clean, safe and private room.
  • To provide guests with an evening meal, breakfast and packed lunch.
  •  To provide guests with a shower or bath and the opportunity to wash their clothes.
  • To liaise with Nightstop staff regarding availability and to provide regular feedback after each placement.
  • To observe clear professional boundaries with Nightstop guests.

What skills do I need?

  • A desire to work with disadvantaged people.
  •  A basic understanding of the issues homeless people face.
  •  An ability to relate to people on a one to one, non judgmental basis.
  •  A spare room available for a Nightstop guest to use at short notice.
  • A willingness to participate in training and supervision


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Availability Details

Guests’ arrival time is likely to be from 5.30pm onwards but this will be totally flexible around your availability. Guests will also leave in the morning at a time agreed with you”

Posted for
NightStop Essex

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  • Emergency Response
  • Homeless and Housing
  • Young People


  • General Helping
  • Practical Skills
  • Supporting People and Befriending

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