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We wouldn’t exist without help and support from individuals and organisations. Here are some ways you could support us

Julian Trust Nightshelter currently costs around £1,500 per week to run which at £15 per bed space per night, represents good value for money. Every donation is gratefully received.


Our volunteer teams work on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evenings. Evening shifts are from 7pm to 10.00pm. Before anyone can volunteer at the night shelter they have to attend an induction when we explain how we work, what you can expect and show you around. We also give a short health and safety presentation, focussing on Covid-safe working practices. New volunteers are then allocated to one of our friendly teams where they will be supported by a shift Supervisor.

The date of our next scheduled Induction Session will be  advertised on our News and Events page.  Our Volunteer Coordinator can be contacted by emailing


To maintain the service for our guests, we always need both food and toiletries.  You can view our current shopping list below.

Food donations can be dropped off at the Nightshelter on Fridays 9am-11am.  Additionally, donation drop-off can be made when we are open in the evenings before we open for our guests (Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday 7pm-8pm)


We require good quality clothes and footwear for our guests.  We particularly need new socks and underpants, jeans, joggers, t-shirts, sweatshirts, warm winter coats and men's footwear.  We also need sleeping bags and rucksacks.  Please note we no longer accept duvets.

Donations can be dropped off on Fridays 9am-11am.  Alternatively, we can accept clothes donations at the start of evening shifts when our volunteers are preparing to open for guests (Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 7pm-8pm).


Managing and running the shelter involves a wide range of services – please contact us if you have something to offer.


You may want to support our work but not be able to participate in our regular volunteer sessions. If so, why not become a Friend of Julian Trust? Friends are kept up-to-date with all our activities and developments via our Newsletter and other occasional communication. This gives you the opportunity to contribute to our work on an ad hoc basis. Please email us at                                                to be included in our list of Friends, and let us know of any particular areas of interest or ideas that you may have to help us in the future.

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