Reception Café Volunteer Application Form

This form is for volunteer positions at our early evening reception café and as morning locker attendants, both of which will be based at Unity Park Station (the Old Bus Station on Elder Gate). For volunteer roles at any of our overnight venues please see our venue application form.

Reception Café Volunteer Application Form

Over 18?

Reception café volunteers are required from 5.00-7.30pm (please note a slightly later start time up to 5.30pm is possible by prior arrangement for volunteers who may be finishing work close by). Please note that on Sundays we open the café an hour earlier, at 4.30pm (so volunteers come in from 4pm) as everything else in town is shut at this time and it helps to get our guests out of the cold. Morning locker attendants are required from 8am to 9am. Rotas run from November to March. If you are unavailable on an occasional date on your assigned shift over the season we ask that you notify your Team Leader with good notice and they can help to coordinate cover. TRAINING: You will receive an email from our Operations team regarding a training date prior to the commencement of your volunteering.

WNSMK is committed to the protection of your data and will never share it with a third party. To facilitate your volunteering with us we will need to be able to contact you via email and telephone/text when necessary. We also send monthly updates to our volunteers during our operational season (Nov-Mar) related to volunteer operations. Would you also like to receive additional occasional updates on the work of our charity and how you can support us?

Please select preferred days of the week

Do you hold or are you qualified as any of the following?

Can you help over Christmas and the New Year?

Are you willing to be contacted for emergency cover on additional days if needed?

Are you willingto be contacted regarding providing support for occasional fundraising events?

Would you be interested in providing any daytime assistance to our Welfare Team (flexible days and times)?

To maintain a safe and pleasant environment for all we ask that volunteers agree to adhere to our code of conduct (see below).* Please indicate that you have read and agree to abide by the WNSMK Code of Conduct.

Have you ever been a resident of the WNSMK? (If yes then please answer the question that follows)

We welcome applications from former guests who wish to support the WNSMK, although any such volunteers must not have been resident in the night shelter in the previous season or the season in which they are volunteering. Do you confirm that you have NOT been a guest at the WNSMK during this current season (2019-20) or last winter (2018-19)?

Will this be your first season volunteering with us?

* Please read the WNSMK Code of Conduct  here

Reception café and base for daytime support services:
Unity Park Station (formerly The Old Bus Station), 401 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 1LR.

Registered office:
The Ridgeway Centre, Featherstone Road, Wolverton Mill South, Milton Keynes, MK12 5TH.

Charity Reference No. 1149480
Registered Company No. 08232340