Volunteer to help our Community

There are lots of opportunities to 'Get Involved' within the context of the church, but also to 'Get Out There' with our linked social transformation charities and projects listed below. Sign up to join a team below.

You can also find out how we are using our building to engage the local Fulham community here: Living Space Project.

For more information on some of the charities we work with & support, see below:

Safe Families

Can you
- be a 'FAMILY FRIEND' offering simple advice & providing practical support
or
- be a 'HOST HOME' providing a child with a bed for a night or two
or
- be a 'RESOURCE FRIEND' providing useful items or skills such as cooking/gardening

for local families who need our support?

Find out more here: www.safefamilies.uk/volunteer/

Crosslight Debt Advice

Crosslight Advice is an independent, community-focused charity working to alleviate poverty caused by problem debt and lack of financial capability. We are so excited that we will be hosting free fortnightly Crosslight sessions at St Dionis starting in July.

Our shared vision is to restore dignity and hope to those in need by reducing debt-poverty and improving financial capability through the provision of free face-to-face advice, money education, and ongoing support. Our heart is to meet people at their point of need and support them through to full restoration, however long that takes.

Could you volunteer to help?
Take a look here or email Fiona for more information. {You do not need any prior experience, as we will provide all the training you need.}



The Money Course is a simple, effective, online budgeting and money education resource run by Crosslight Advice designed to equip you with tools to get on top of your finances. 

Courses are regularly taking place. Find out more & sign up here

And click here for access to helpful resources to help manage your finances.

Local help with tasks in the community

The church continues to respond to requests to help local elderly, isolated and vulnerable people referred to us by the NHS during this challenging time. So far, we have supported over 30 people in our local community, but to continue doing so, we need your help.

Are you able to:
- Make regular phone calls to check in with someone? 
- Run errands, like shopping, picking up prescriptions or other small tasks that mean that person can stay home and stay safe?

You can do this by being paired with an individual who you will support on a weekly basis, or by just volunteering a few hours/days here and there on an ad hoc basis. It's helpful if you have a car but not at all essential. 

If you are able to help, drop Judith an email on hello@stdionis.org.uk to discuss options and capacity!

Foodbank

Foodbank provide three days of comprehensive emergency food supplies to those who need it, and during recent months, they have been experiencing unprecedented demand for their services. The numbers of people who benefit from their food parcels has risen from an average of 250 people per week to over 200 people every day.

Having moved their operational base to the National Hall at the Olympia Exhibition Centre, they are now rehousing to the old PC World by Wandsworth Bridge. Please, if you can, donate your items to here.

https://hammersmithfulham.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food

Alternatively you can donate cash via their website 

https://hammersmithfulham.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money/ 
–  or with the below link:https://hffb.charitycheckout.co.uk/Donate#!/ 
OR via
https://www.bankuet.co.uk/hammersmithandfulham

Do contact Liz for more information or with any questions.

OR

 
Text:
- HUNGRY to 70460 to give £5.00
- ENDHUNGER to 70085 to give £10.00


Unfortunately, the council provision of taxi drivers to deliver the food boxes has now stopped so Foodbank are trying to recruit volunteers to help them deliver the boxes. They need people who are available at some point during the week for 3 roles:

1. drive a hire van - here volunteers will be paired up with a volunteer passenger and deliver in 3 hour shifts to residents
2. volunteer passenger in van - as above
3. drive your own car: the shifts are 9am - 12pm  or 1pm - 4pm
(you can sign up for just one shift a week or more).

Contact Sian (info@hammersmithfulham.foodbank.org.uk / 020 7731 3693) if you can help out in this way.

NEXT COLLECTION DATE:

SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER

Items needed:

  • Long Life Milk
  • Long Life Juice
  • Tinned meat - especially corned beef
  • Tinned tuna
  • Tinned fruit
  • Rice
  • Cereal
  • Larger size nappies - size 5 and 6

Please bring along to church and put in the Foodbank tray under the stairs.

Glass Door Outreach

2021/22 Season - Wednesday nights

We will once again be opening up our church building for our Glass Door Homeless community to have a hot meal and place to sleep for the night, every Wednesday from January through to April. If you would like to help please contact James Mackenzie-Smith (our volunteer co-ordinator).

For more information on Glass Door click HERE.

Also...find out what items you can donate to Glass Door here: https://www.glassdoor.org.uk/things-we-need

Sleep Out 2021 -  9 members of St Dionis church, including 2 Youth members, took to the streets on Friday 1st October to Sleep Out in Duke of York Square.

They gave up their warm cosy beds to raise funds and awareness of the incredible homeless charity Glass Door!

There is still time to sponsor the brave team - click here for sponsorship link.

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Fancy helping out at church setting up chairs and tables for services and events? 

Please do get in contact: laura@stdionis.org.uk