Parental Alienators like to go beyond mental cruelty especially at Christmas time!!!
After reading Viktor Emil Frankl – Mans Search for meaning many years ago, I began to understand how it is possible, to overcome the shock and trauma of not being allowed to speak, see or give Xmas presents to your children for many years at Christmas time.
Frankl identifies three psychological reactions experienced by all inmates to one degree or another:
(1) shock during the initial admission phase to the camp, (2) apathy after becoming accustomed to camp existence, in which the inmate values only that which helps himself and his friends survive, and (3) reactions of depersonalization, moral deformity, bitterness, and disillusionment if he survives and is liberated.
Viktor Frankl was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor, surviving Theresienstadt, Auschwitz, Kaufering and Türkheim.
Offer up your night to the Hackney Winter Night Shelter
Open from November to March each year, Hackney Winter Night Shelter offers a bed for the night and a hot meal for people who would otherwise be sleeping rough. Without its team of volunteers, it simply would be unable to run.
Volunteer for Shelter
Volunteers are integral to our fight against bad housing and homelessness.
Discover the many ways you can volunteer with Shelter and make a real difference whilst developing your own skills.
London Winter Shelters list 2019/20 published
Volunteering at the Marylebone Project
Volunteers play an important role in the work we do at the Marylebone Project and mean that we can offer a variety of activities and increased support to the women we work with. Volunteering is a great chance to make use of your skills and gain experience whilst giving something back to the community.
How to Apply
To apply for any of the below volunteer roles please complete a Volunteer Application Form and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You are welcome to send a completed application form as a general application and suggest ways in which you might be able to help, but please note that we may not be able to respond to all applications – we will be in touch if we have a role suitable for you!
To enquire about group or corporate volunteering opportunities contact Angela Owen at email@example.com.
Snowflake Night Shelter
Volunteers are welcome from all Communities in the area.
They are an integral part of the Snowflake Night Shelter’s success. They are the ones that create real change for those most in need. This is your chance to meet new people, gain new skills and experience and have fun whilst being part of a great cause. We need Night Shelter Volunteers to help tackle the issue of homelessness this winter and provide support to those who are most vulnerable.
What does a Volunteer Do?
Main tasks include:
- Setting up at Venue (unloading van, putting up beds, arranging chairs and tables – putting kettle on!)
- Basic food preparation
- Serving evening meal
- Serving hot drinks and food
- Engaging with and chatting to Guests
- Supporting with housekeeping and ensuring the facilities remain clean
The Volunteers` Handbook sets out the routines which are followed when engaging with the Guests in the Night Shelter, please click on link to view or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a paper copy.
Energy and enthusiasm
Being non judgemental
Commitment and dependability
Willing to learn and listen
OUR NIGHT SHELTERS ARE DELIVERED BY VENUES THROUGHOUT SOUTHWARK & LAMBETH.
EACH VENUE RECRUIT THEIR OWN VOLUNTEERS TO RUN THE PROJECT.
If you would like to volunteer in our shelters this season, please contact your local venues directly using the links below