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 volunteers work during evening and overnight shifts. Evening shifts are from 8:30 pm to 11pm, overnight from 10:30pm to 7:45 am. 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.  Due to current circumstances, there are no planned volunteer induction sessions at the shelter; check out our social media & the blog page for announcements of dates or email our Volunteer Coordinator:


We have had a welcome influx of food following Harvest Festival and have adjusted the stock list to better reflect the things we need in the run up to Christmas. Please click the button below to see what we currently need most.

Please contact the Helpdesk before bringing any other things you think we might need. Thanks.

See our contact page for opening hours.

Please come to our Little Bishop Street entrance and ring the door bell.


We currently only need men’s winter coats and jeans. We also welcome blankets and sleeping bags.

We do not need any other clothes or bedding donations at the moment.  Many thanks for all recent clothes donations.

Please check our contact page for opening hours.


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.

Contact us

The Night Shelter, 
16 Little Bishop Street, St Pauls, Bristol, BS2 9JF

0117 924 4604 (evenings only)

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Julian Trust is a registered charity, No 294751

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