Nightstop Host

Nightstop North East and Cumbria offers people who are homeless and disadvantaged the opportunity to fulfill their potential and move towards an independent and positive future. We do this by providing a safety net to those forced to leave their home. Nightstop places people at risk of homelessness in a safe and warm home for the night, provided by a vetted and approved volunteer. This prevents vulnerable people from sleeping rough, "sofa surfing", or staying in unsuitable accommodation where they would be at risk of abuse. The use of spare rooms in a positive environment makes a huge difference to people in crisis.

Nightstop prevents homelessness through community hosting. It helps people who are in immediate housing crisis by providing safe accommodation in the homes of trained and vetted volunteers called "hosts".

  • To provide guests with a clean, safe and private room
  • To provide guests with an evening meal, breakfast and packed lunch
  • To provide guests with a shower or bath and the opportunity to wash their clothes
  • To liaise with Nightstop staff regarding availability and to provide regular feedback after each placement
  • To observe clear professional boundaries with Nightstop guests
  • To observe appropriate social distancing and hygiene practices to reduce the risk of the transmission of COVID-19

All applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, an informal interview, a home visit and reference checks prior to being offered the role of Nightstop host


  • A desire to work with disadvantaged people.
  • A basic understanding of the issues homeless people face.
  • An ability to relate to people on a one to one, non judgmental basis.
  • A spare room available for a Nightstop guest to use at short notice.
  • A willingness to participate in training and supervision


  • Accessibility
    Depends on Individual
  • Age restrictions
    Over 18's
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    All genuine out-of-pocket expenses reimbursed
  • Ongoing support
    Yes from Coordinator
  • Volunteer induction
    Yes - 4 sessions flexible with volunteers needs
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 16/01/2024

End Date: 07/01/2025

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evening Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

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