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  • #1043075
    MisterDuck
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    oh noes my sj alias will be discovered. its not me, swear.

    um, right, my mate suggested we go help out homeless people or somethin. i know the principal of just doin it for xmas is a bit shit, gettin self-righteous n all, but its not like that i dont reckon

    spose we just thought it’d be a good thing to do, then we can binge on everythin n anythin. good times.

    but i dont have a clue, can you just walk in n help?

    #1126625
    globalloon
    Participant

    it’s not impossible to volunteer to help out at xmas, but it’s mostly through church groups. all the homeless services (voluntary / charity etc) will have planned their staffing levels (including volunteers) for the xmas break months ago

    offer your services any other time of year will be welcome

    if you’re determined to help out on xmas day, why not invite a rough sleeper round for xmas dinner?

    #1147582
    globalloon
    Participant

    it’s not impossible to volunteer to help out at xmas, but it’s mostly through church groups. all the homeless services (voluntary / charity etc) will have planned their staffing levels (including volunteers) for the xmas break months ago

    offer your services any other time of year will be welcome

    if you’re determined to help out on xmas day, why not invite a rough sleeper round for xmas dinner?

    #1126628
    MisterDuck
    Participant
    globalloon wrote:
    if you’re determined to help out on xmas day, why not invite a rough sleeper round for xmas dinner?

    problem is mate, i would love to but i live with my family still. they share… slightly different ideals to me… i mean they’d think what i was doin was great if i helped out at kitchens, but they wudnt join me or invite a homeless guy round

    #1147585
    MisterDuck
    Participant
    globalloon wrote:
    if you’re determined to help out on xmas day, why not invite a rough sleeper round for xmas dinner?

    problem is mate, i would love to but i live with my family still. they share… slightly different ideals to me… i mean they’d think what i was doin was great if i helped out at kitchens, but they wudnt join me or invite a homeless guy round

    #1126626
    globalloon
    Participant
    boothy wrote:
    problem is mate, i would love to but i live with my family still. they share… slightly different ideals to me… i mean they’d think what i was doin was great if i helped out at kitchens, but they wudnt join me or invite a homeless guy round

    it might be different in your area. here it’s not all that useful to help out for one day. google ‘volunteer centre’ with your town name and you might find something

    #1147583
    globalloon
    Participant
    boothy wrote:
    problem is mate, i would love to but i live with my family still. they share… slightly different ideals to me… i mean they’d think what i was doin was great if i helped out at kitchens, but they wudnt join me or invite a homeless guy round

    it might be different in your area. here it’s not all that useful to help out for one day. google ‘volunteer centre’ with your town name and you might find something

    #1126629
    MisterDuck
    Participant
    globalloon wrote:
    it might be different in your area. here it’s not all that useful to help out for one day. google ‘volunteer centre’ with your town name and you might find something

    well we coulda done a week, i suppose. its the thing everyone things is great to do but at the end most people are too selfish/lazy to do it

    we’re no better, i’l talk to the group.

    #1147586
    MisterDuck
    Participant
    globalloon wrote:
    it might be different in your area. here it’s not all that useful to help out for one day. google ‘volunteer centre’ with your town name and you might find something

    well we coulda done a week, i suppose. its the thing everyone things is great to do but at the end most people are too selfish/lazy to do it

    we’re no better, i’l talk to the group.

    #1126622
    General Lighting
    Moderator

    why not do it in the new year around the “suicide season” when more people are gonna need that sort of help (relationships breaking up after the festive season, debts etc leading to more homleslessness?)

    #1147579
    General Lighting
    Moderator

    why not do it in the new year around the “suicide season” when more people are gonna need that sort of help (relationships breaking up after the festive season, debts etc leading to more homleslessness?)

    #1126630
    MisterDuck
    Participant
    General Lighting wrote:
    why not do it in the new year around the “suicide season” when more people are gonna need that sort of help (relationships breaking up after the festive season, debts etc leading to more homleslessness?)

    what sorta time is that, january?

    #1147588
    MisterDuck
    Participant
    General Lighting wrote:
    why not do it in the new year around the “suicide season” when more people are gonna need that sort of help (relationships breaking up after the festive season, debts etc leading to more homleslessness?)

    what sorta time is that, january?

    #1126623
    General Lighting
    Moderator

    yep Early Jan/Feb (festive period over and too cold/dark/wet for Spring), that sort of time…

    #1147580
    General Lighting
    Moderator

    yep Early Jan/Feb (festive period over and too cold/dark/wet for Spring), that sort of time…

    #1126627
    globalloon
    Participant

    volunteering infrastructure is generally under resourced, so people like you who want to give a bit of time for a short time often get put off

    many charities need volunteers who can make a longer term commitment. there are lots of reasons for this …. if you’re going to work with vulnerable people they need to CRB check you, if they are going to spend time training you they want more out of it than a few days etc

    it’s understandable. it’s also why i spend a lot of time getting funding so people can just dip in and be supported to do so… once people get a taste they often want to take on more

    #1147584
    globalloon
    Participant

    volunteering infrastructure is generally under resourced, so people like you who want to give a bit of time for a short time often get put off

    many charities need volunteers who can make a longer term commitment. there are lots of reasons for this …. if you’re going to work with vulnerable people they need to CRB check you, if they are going to spend time training you they want more out of it than a few days etc

    it’s understandable. it’s also why i spend a lot of time getting funding so people can just dip in and be supported to do so… once people get a taste they often want to take on more

    #1126633
    One.badgerinpink
    Participant

    we once find a guy sleeping on the ridge on xmas day, in a tent and freezing cold….we asked him to come for xmas dinner and he declined so we took him hot coffee and croissants to his tent and then later delivered him xmas dinner…..

    #1147591
    One.badgerinpink
    Participant

    we once find a guy sleeping on the ridge on xmas day, in a tent and freezing cold….we asked him to come for xmas dinner and he declined so we took him hot coffee and croissants to his tent and then later delivered him xmas dinner…..

    #1126632
    starlaugh
    Participant

    Probably not the most responsible thing to do but a couple of my mates took a homeless man out on the piss, then a take away later in the evening ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #1147590
    starlaugh
    Participant

    Probably not the most responsible thing to do but a couple of my mates took a homeless man out on the piss, then a take away later in the evening ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #1126631
    SD
    Participant

    Ive spent man years living in squats and streets…

    help out.. its good for your karma if nothing else

    #1147589
    SD
    Participant

    Ive spent man years living in squats and streets…

    help out.. its good for your karma if nothing else

    #1126624
    General Lighting
    Moderator
    starlaugh wrote:
    Probably not the most responsible thing to do but a couple of my mates took a homeless man out on the piss, then a take away later in the evening ๐Ÿ˜‰

    nothing wrong with that IMO, not all homeless are alkies even if they like a drink or two..

    #1147581
    General Lighting
    Moderator
    starlaugh wrote:
    Probably not the most responsible thing to do but a couple of my mates took a homeless man out on the piss, then a take away later in the evening ๐Ÿ˜‰

    nothing wrong with that IMO, not all homeless are alkies even if they like a drink or two..

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