Our GDS Diadem buildings have been refurbished to provide a purpose-made venue for the Bethany Christian Trust Care Shelter. We, as a church, simply provide and maintain the venue and do not actually run the Care Shelter, which is staffed by Bethany Christian Trust.
As the Care Shelter is staffed by a trained and dedicated staff team there is no need for voluntary help overnight, though we often get enquiries from people willing to do this.
However there are other opportunities to support this vital project in the following ways:
The primary way in which members of the public can volunteer with the Bethany Care Shelter is through joining their local Catering Team. To find out more about joining a catering team call Bethany on 0131 561 8930.
Join a Catering Team
Donations of practical items are always gratefully received. Warm, hard-wearing clothes, hats, gloves, sleeping bags, shoes and toiletries are all needed. To find out what is most urgently needed call Bethany on 0131 561 8930. Donations can be left at GDS Church at 190-192 Gorgie Rd. EH11 2NX between 9am and 5pm on weekdays.
If you have a group of friends, congregation members or colleagues who are interested you could start a new Catering Team. To find out more about starting a new Catering Team and joining the rota call Bethany on 0131 561 8930.
Start a Catering Team
Financial donations towards the Care Shelter can be given to Bethany as the charity which runs the Shelter or GDS Church as the charity which provides and maintains the venue. To donate to Bethany click here. To donate to GDS Church click here.