Leeds Street Angels Volunteers
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Street Angels Leeds is a Christian project with an ethos of care, compassion and practical help for whoever may need it in the night – time economy. Many of our volunteers come from local churches, though as long as the ethos is respected, volunteers may come from any faith or non-faith background.
We are part of a national network of Street Angels. The first team started in Halifax in 2005 and there are now more than 100 teams across the UK.
We began in January 2012 to help to make Leeds city centre a safer place to be on a night out. We started patrolling fortnightly, and as the team grew we now maintain a weekly patrol every Friday night. We are often asked to attend large city – wide events such as the opening of the Leeds Arena, and the Gay Pride festival to add our support alongside other agencies.
The project is overseen by the Church of England, and works in close partnership with other organisations that promote safety and welfare across the city centre. We are also a local branch of CNI (Christian Nightlife Intiatives) Network
We would love for you to get involved!
We patrol the city – centre from 10pm – 3am every Friday night, and we commit to being part of the team at least once a month.
We work in pairs and walk around the busy areas of the city wearing our hi – vis jackets. We build relationships with door-staff, police and medical teams, and chat with people who are out and about.
We carry resources which help people out such as flip flops & water bottles, we give directions, help to reunite people with friends and/or possessions and aim to help people get home safely at the end of the night.
In particular, we care for those who may have become vulnerable in the nightlife for any number of reasons.
To find out more visit www.leedsstreetangels.org.uk
Hours: Part time
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