The Julian House Sleep-Out events have been taking place in Bath since 2009. After the pandemic, we were able to host our first Basingstoke Sleep Out in March 2022, raising over £10,000 for our vital services supporting vulnerable and at-risk people experiencing homelessness.
People of all ages sleep outside underneath the stars for one cold, March evening, to raise awareness of just how challenging it can be for rough sleepers forced to sleep out every night. In 2023 the Sleep-Out was awarded the 'Best Community Project' at Destination Basingstoke's Place To Be Proud Of Awards.
Back for 2024, this year’s event returns to May’s Bounty Sports Ground on March 15th and we hope to welcome around 100 people from Basingstoke and surrounding villages, with community groups, individuals, families and local businesses all coming together to raise money for the projects we run in Basingstoke.
Our volunteers are vital to ensuring a smooth and successful event and we need people on hand for
- car parking and navigation on site
- greeting participants and offering a warm welcome
- signing people in by ticking them off our lists
- offering support, encouragement and assistance during the early part of the evening
- Providing sleeping bags if needed It will be cold and muddy so please come dressed in both warm and waterproof clothes.
If you have a head torch this will be useful, we will provide if not. Scouts will be serving hot drinks, but you may wish to bring a flask.
We will be looking for volunteers from 7pm to approx.10.00pm.
Warm and welcoming
- Age restrictions
18+ but younger volunteers are welcome if they have adult supervision
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Recruitment Process
- Training provided
You will be provided with: Vis vest, Clipboard, pens, registration list of participants, briefing notes to read out to participants (T&C’s).
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
When can I volunteer?
March 15th 2024 7.00 - 10:00 pm
Mays Bounty Cricket Club