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Volunteer with us

As one of the London Areas we join in with the London Street Pastor training courses which start in March and September each year.

If you think you would be interested in becoming a Street Pastor then the first thing we would like to do is invite you to come out one evening to observe what happens on a patrol with one of our teams. Please use the contact details on this website to get in touch and arrange a date.

After that, there are a few basic requirements to meet and then some forms to fill out.

The basic requirements are:
– That you are over 18
– That you have been based in a local Christian Church for at least one year
– That your Church Leader will give you a positive reference
– That you complete all the forms and DBS check
– That you will attend the 8 day training course
– That you will commit to serving a minimum of 1 Friday a month (Mitcham 8pm start or Wimbledon 10pm start or Morden 9pm start) for at least two years

For more information you can download by clicking on the links below:
A Street Pastor information booklet
A Person Specification for Street Pastor volunteers

The next Street Pastor training course will be the September 2017 course which will start on Saturday 9th September 2017.

The training days are mostly held at Clapham Methodist Church and run from 9.15am to 3.30pm with an hour for lunch.

We love to get people signed up as far in advance as possible as this makes life easier all round, so we’re happy to accept application at any time of the year. If you want to apply, please email us on merton@streetpastors.org.uk to let us know of your intentions and follow the instructions below.

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You will then need to complete and return to us the following forms which can be downloaded by clicking on the links below:
1. Volunteers Agreement.
2. Confidential Self Disclosure form.
3. Street Pastor Application form.

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You will then also need to pass on the following forms to the relevant people and get them returned to us. The forms can be downloaded by clicking on the links below:
4. The Church Leader Reference Form to your Church Leader to complete.
5. The General Reference Form to someone who can give you a reference. For instance, another member of the church, but please not a family member.

If you are able to send forms electronically to merton@streetpastors.org.uk then that helps to speed the process. Some forms can be completed electronically and sent in whilst others can be hand written, scanned and sent. Of course, if that is not possible they can be sent by post or given to us in person.

We passionately believe that God is at work through the Street Pastor ministry and pray that if He is calling you to join us on the streets that He will prepare the way for you to join the training course.

The dates of the September 2017 training course are:

Block 1 – 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th September
Block 2 – 21st and 28th October, 4th and 11th November

The training course does cost £350 per person, but we are currently able to offer 5 fully subsidised places thanks to funding from:
– The COOP Local Community Fund

The 5 subsidies will be allocated to the first 5 applicants to complete their applications by returning the three forms and two references to us.

If we can be of any assistance when it comes to completing the forms then please do contact us. For instance, we would be very happy to meet with you and go through them together.

It does take some time to process the application once we receive the forms from you. Therefore, please make every effort to return them by Friday 1st September.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.