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Assistant Treasurer for the Ark wanted

We’re looking for a Treasurer’s Assistant.

Do you have book-keeping skills and a little time to spare for a very good cause? We are looking for a volunteer to help with book-keeping and accounting for the Shrewsbury Ark and its associated Charity Shop. We envisage that this might take no more than two mornings per week, but that could well increase over time. An understanding of charity accounting and regulation would be helpful but is not essential if you are ready to learn! For more... read more

Changes to Shrewsbury Ark's Services

Due to increases in demand, we are putting new strategies in place to ensure the vulnerable people who access the services are protected and can continue to safely receive our support.  For the past 10 years, we have been open each weekday, providing a safe haven for the town’s homeless and vulnerable.  Services are always free of charge, and include cooked food, laundry and washing facilities in a safe and welcoming environment, as well as... read more

Thank You - We Couldn't Do It Without You!

As National Volunteers' Week rolls around again, we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all those who volunteer with us. Without you, all of you, we simply could not carry on doing the work we do to ease the plight of homeless and vulnerable people in Shrewsbury and Shropshire. Your support is hugely appreciated and of immense value to our community. #volunteersWeek
Howard Hutchings, Shrewsbury Ark

In Memory of Howard Hutchings

It was with huge sadness that we learnt of the untimely passing of our great friend and Chair of Trustees, Howard Hutchings. Howard leaves behind a powerful legacy of how to live life simply, through love. His greatest love was for his family - his life-long soul mate and two beautiful daughters. Second only to this, Howard showed love through his work with homeless and vulnerable people; saying "apart from my family, it is the most important... read more
Ark Clients in the Extreme Weather Conditions

Ark Clients in the Extreme Weather Conditions

Many of the people we are working with, and particularly those sleeping on the streets, have diverse and very complex needs, meaning that access to accommodation can be difficult. During the winter months, all rough sleepers are offered accommodation, which may be shared housing, B+B or similar. This is offered regardless of the reasons an individual's previous accommodation may have broken down, and without any judgement or blame where someone... read more