Can you help Nottingham Nightstop?
There are many ways to help Nottingham Nightstop. You could be a host, or a driver, or donate. We are also looking for people who would like to be involved in a pilot for Supported Lodgings and single young professionals/students who would be willing to live in a shared house alongside peers and a young person who has moved on from using Nottingham Nightstop emergency accommodation.
Could you be a volunteer host?
Nottingham Nightstop volunteer hosts are ordinary people who are willing to open the door of their home for a few nights a month to help young people in need. Training and DBS checks will be provided and arranged via Nottingham Nightstop.
If you would like to volunteer as a host for Nottingham Nightstop then please complete the contact form on this page, or get in touch using the contact details below.
Could you be a volunteer driver?
Nottingham Nightstop volunteer drivers, like our hosts, are ordinary people who are willing to use their time and their car to pick up our young people from safe prearranged locations, and drop them off at our volunteer hosts’ houses. This provides a friendly and reassuring first contact. As with our volunteer hosts , training and DBS checks will be provided and arranged by Nottingham Nightstop.
If you would like to volunteer as a driver for Nottingham Nightstop then please complete the contact form on this page, or get in touch using the contact details below.
Telephone Number: 0333 3232 265
So far we’ve only hosted a few times and at first we were quite apprehensive – but straight away on our very first evening we realised it was the young man on our doorstep who was far more vulnerable, far more nervous than us and the most overwhelming feeling was ‘what a sheer privilege’ to share just one small step in his life and those that have since followed him.
It’s really important to say that many people we speak to think that bringing a young person into your home is quite a scary thing to do. Actually the young person is much more scared than we are because they don’t know what they’re coming to. It’s really quite difficult if you think about it – to go into someone else’s house.
Each referral presents different challenges and we try where possible to involve the young people in normal family life.
We get the pleasure of knowing that we have done something good for someone. Everyone who comes through the door has had some benefit, even if it’s just a bed and a meal for the night. It’s knowing you’ve saved them from being at risk for two or three nights.
There have been no awful stories, we’ve experienced no real problems. We’ve had a lot of good times and we look back very fondly on many of them and just remember them as being here.