the keys to a fresh start
Renew Doncaster Limited is a local Christian charity working with the homeless, who are some of the most vulnerable people in society.
Renew Doncaster seeks to give back people’s dignity, sense of purpose and shows love in very real and practical ways.
Renew Doncaster is unable to achieve these aims without its many volunteers. By bringing together staff and volunteers from all walks of life and employing the services of local professionals, we assist families to get back on their feet and to address the issues as to why they found themselves homeless.
We have a wide variety of volunteer roles available. Our volunteers are really valuable to us and make a huge difference
Renew Doncaster Limited is a local Christian charity which was established to work with the homeless, who are some of the most vulnerable people in society. We purchased a three bedroomed house in spring of 2019. Initially we housed 3 single men but after a period of reflection and discussions with the local council it was felt that the real pressing need was to house families and provide them with the day to day support that they need to help get their lives back on track. A support plan is drawn up so that the support we provide is tailored to the family, empowering & equipping them to move beyond the point of crisis or need, taking the critical steps from dependence to independence. Goals are set and the family supported to take their next steps in achieving those goals to ultimately achieve independent living. Renew Doncaster seeks to give back people’s dignity, sense of purpose and shows love in very real and practical ways.
BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER
Renew Doncaster is unable to achieve these aims without its many volunteers. By bringing together staff and volunteers from all walks of life and employing the services of local professionals, we assist families to get back on their feet and to address the issues as to why they found themselves homeless. Our volunteers offer encouragement and support to our families with whom we meet on a regular basis.
Our volunteers range from those who have many years’ experience working with the homeless, to those who spent their working life in education and others who run their own successful businesses.
Our volunteers offer targeted support or just provide a listening ear and friendship. If you are thinking of volunteering, we are sure you have something to offer.
We have a wide variety of volunteer roles available. Our volunteers are really valuable to us and make a huge difference. In fact, without them we could not achieve what we are aiming to do. Each family is in need, in some form or another, all wanting help, all with a different story to tell, all needing a friend.
All volunteers will be provided with full training and all roles require 2 references and some roles also require a DBS (Criminal Record) check undertaking.
We would really appreciate you praying for us as a team that God will give us direction, guidance and wisdom as we seek to move forward the lives of those entrusted to our care.
Prayer for our residents too as they seek to bring structure to their lives and move forward to independent living.
We are looking for people who can volunteer to visit residents on a regular basis (agreed beforehand) or accompany them to appointments or activities that will benefit them.
We need people who can provide hands-on support to ensure the property meets all safety standards and to help our residents live independently
These will include people with DIY / Painting / Gardening skills – to help maintain a house and pass on these skills to the residents.
We are very grateful to our supporters who come in the form of individuals who give of their time, and energy and many local churches.
Renew Doncaster Limited works closely in partnership with a number of local organisations and the Local Authority to gain the referrals of families in need of our housing and also to meet the support needs of those families.
We are also a partner of Green Pastures. Green Pastures is a national Christian social enterprise that releases Churches (& Christian Charities) to end homelessness in their locality. Through their network of over 50 partners they house, care and provide support for over 1,000 people
We are thankful to all our partners and we are open to working with others, so please get in touch if you feel we could be working together.
Thank you to the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner who helped us furnish our first home.
We are looking for people who can help us raise the necessary funds to develop our work. This will be to maintain and buy more houses in the future.
If you would like to give either a lump sum or a regular donation please click the link below.
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Renew Doncaster Ltd
Doncaster Baptist Church