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Bring out the Angel in you

Date: 03 September 2011

Guildford's Street Angels are on the lookout for more volunteers who would love to make a difference in their community.

“If you’ve ever considered helping in this very special way then this could be just the right time to join us,” says Rod Boreham, Chaplain of the Guildford Town Centre Chaplaincy (GTCC). “Along with adding more support to our existing teams working on Friday and Saturday nights each weekend, we are hoping to extend our activities to Monday ‘Student’ nights too.

“Student nights see plenty of young people from our university and colleges coming into town to enjoy themselves. So could you be a part of a team of Street Angels on one of these nights?”

Teams of volunteers provide a listening ear as well as practical support for anyone in need in Guildford town centre This may be the result of homelessness, excessive drinking, drug abuse or any other issue which has caused personal distress or the potential for physical harm.

“If you share our values of being non-judgmental, selflessness, integrity, honesty, professionalism, collaboration and excellence – and really want to make a difference to our town – then we would like to meet you,” says Rod.

Street Angels commit to volunteer for one night per month and to six training sessions before they start. Training and support are ongoing when you are part of the team.

Find out more at www.gtcc.org.uk or request an application pack from Lin Haynes, Street Angels Coordinator, on 07717 876853 or email lin.haynes@gtcc.org.uk

The successful Woking Street Angels have also launched an appeal for more volunteers to swell their numbers and cover Friday and Saturday nights in the busy town centre. Applications are being accepted now with successful applicants completing training in the autumn ready to join the team in November. Find out more online www.wokingstreetangels.org.uk or email catherine@wokingstreetangels.org.uk

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