Get involved

Here are a number of ways you can get involved at Greenwich Winter Night Shelter:

Volunteer with us

GWNS relies heavily on the generosity, hard work and dedication of our volunteers and we’re always looking for more people to join us!

There are a number of different ways you can get involved as a volunteer, the timeline below gives you a sense of what a day at GWNS looks like. The key shifts are:

  • Morning shift
  • Night shift
  • Evening shift
  • Laundy/cleaning

More information about the shifts can be found in the Volunteer Handbook.

To sign up to volunteer, fill in this application form. All volunteers will need to attend Volunteer Training.

Any questions or to find out more, email

Fundraise for us

As a small charity we rely heavily on the generous giving and support of individuals for the operation of the Greenwich Winter Night Shelter.

You can would set up regular monthly giving or make a one off payment by clicking on the donate button below. Remember to tick Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer to boost your donation by 25p for every £1 you donate.

If you would like to organise an event to fundraise for us or undertake a sponsored event, do get in touch at so we can support you!

Items to donate

We are in the process of renovating a building which will need to be furnished. We are particularly looking for:

  • Bedside tables
  • Lamps
  • Chairs
  • Sofas
  • Plants, pictures, rugs and other things which will make the place feel homely

If you have donations of bedding or clothing you would like to give to help homeless people, we suggest you give them to our partner organisations The 999 Club or Emmaus Greenwich who are able to accept and make better use of them than we can. They will be greatly appreciated!

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‘Honestly it’s the highlight of my week, the team I am with are lovely and there is such a sense of being of real practical help.’
– Volunteer