Teams of trained church volunteers work in Hereford on busy weekend nights,
Our dedicated Street Pastors team works on the streets of Hereford to provide a safe and caring presence in our community’s night-time economy. We partner with CCTV, door staff and emergency services to keep people safe on the streets, whether they are on a night out or in other situations where they may require help. Our Street Pastors team work closely with the Lean-on-Me team at Amelia’s Place should they be on duty.
In teams of three, we walk through the city and respond to many different situations that those in our city at night-time may encounter, from hailing a taxi for someone to reconnecting them with loved ones or dealing with safeguarding issues. We are always willing to lend a listening ear to anyone who may need support. We also regularly give out items that those on a night out may find helpful, such as flip-flops, water bottles, and blankets.
Our mission is to help Hereford get home safely. We take this mission very seriously and provide intensive training to our volunteers so that we can be prepared for a wide range of situations in which we may need to offer support. Our volunteers come from diverse backgrounds, working together as a team to support and encourage each other. We are committed to our community and seek to bring practical meaning to the ‘power of Jesus’ love.’
We’re keen to recruit considerate, caring, trustworthy volunteers who are good decision makers, can stay calm under pressure and work well in a team.
If you fit the bill, are 18 years or over and can commit to volunteer for at least a year, we’d love to hear from you. No previous experience is necessary, all our volunteers are given full training by professional teams.
We look forward to hearing from you.
“On Saturday I was in a really bad way. You called help, you didn’t look down on me, you gave me hope.Young woman found unconscious in HighTown
I wanted to end it all, now I’ve started on the right path.”
"You guys are so cool. We just didn't know what to do with him. He was ok one minute then out cold the next. It's so good you know exactly what to do."Friend of guy in need
"What I like about the Street Pastors is that they are non-judgmental.Person on the street
They are there to help anybody in need."
“Volunteering just one night a month I get a great opportunity to help young peopleSteve, Street Pastor
like my children in their hour of need.”
"As a volunteer I am really looked after and definitely feel appreciated and listened to."Marie, Street Pastor