What is the Liverpool Night Patrol?
Liverpool Night Patrol is a homeless service operating five nights per week (Tuesday-Saturday), excluding public holidays within the Liverpool local Government Area and is a part of the Sydney Vinnies Van Services. It provides sandwiches, blankets, toiletries, hot beverages and most importantly, companionship to people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
Who can access the van?
Anyone can approach the Liverpool Night Patrol Van when they see it out and about. We especially encourage people who are living rough or in overcrowded or insecure accommodation to access the service. This service is delivered at no charge to people who use it.
Where is the van located?
Our Liverpool Night Patrol Van currently operates in Liverpool and Sadleir. It is staffed by over 100 volunteers who provide sandwiches, companionship and referral services to people in need. You will recognise us by our white van sporting the blue St Vincent de Paul Society.
Our location and times are as follows:
Liverpool Pioneers Memorial Park- Macquarie Street, Liverpool: 8.30pm- 9.00pm
Edwin Wheeler Oval/Miller Park – Cnr Maxwells Avenue and Cartwright Ave, Sadleir: 9:15pm – 9:45pm
We operate every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with the exception of public holidays.
What are the benefits of accessing this service?
We offer a reliable service that provides people who are experiencing homeless or at risk of homelessness with a warm drink, sandwich and conversation on a cold night, helping break through the barriers of loneliness and isolation that many living on the fringe of society suffer. Volunteers are able to show those in need that people do care, creating a genuine community of friends from all walks of life. We also can provide information for people to access services to assist them further as required.
Can I volunteer for Liverpool Night Patrol?
Liverpool Night Patrol is currently accepting volunteers aged 18 years or older to join our team. Shifts run from 8.00 pm to approximately 10.30 pm with teams going out once a fortnight or once every four weeks. We ask that volunteers commit for a period of at least a year in order to help build relationships with the people we work with. Please note that we cannot offer one-off volunteering.
How can I find out more?
For more information and to find out about our upcoming training sessions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also wish to support the service through donations of new blankets, sleeping bags or toiletries.