Gatehouse – October 2018
The Gatehouse is an open door drop-in cafe for Oxford’s homeless and vulnerably housed, which operates Monday – Friday 5.00-7.00 pm, Sundays 4.00-6.00pm, at the St Giles Parish Rooms, 10 Woodstock Road, near the centre of Oxford.
The Aims of the charity are: “To relieve poverty and hardship among homeless and needy people in or near the City of Oxford and, in particular, by the provision of a drop-in centre.” On a more personal level this is achieved by welcoming the homeless and vulnerable and providing a place where companionship, dignity, and refreshment can be found in a warm, safe and therapeutic environment.
We are always on the lookout for volunteers to help us run our sessions providing essential services for our Guests. These services include the provision of basic needs (food and drink, clothes, sleeping bags, toiletries etc.), social contact, and one to one information and help with a long term aim of full reintegration with society including permanent housing. We also run weekly art, literary and computer activity groups, and have just launched a Street Choir.
See oxfordgatehouse.org volunteer for further details. If you would like a challenging experience where you can make a difference you can join our volunteer team by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org