Pete Kenyon Co-founder of the Sleep Pod Project explains how you can help make a difference.
THE SLEEP POD BUILDS ARE empowering, fun & simple to follow
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - FIVE WAYS YOU CAN HELP
Our Sleep Pod build workshops provide great volunteer opportunities. Through the workshops you help make a positive difference by building emergency Sleep Pod aids to help keep someone warm and dry through the winter months. The volunteer workshops are empowering, fun and simple to follow. Volunteer at a workshop. Currently we build in Birmingham, Kent and Bristol. Places are limited and fill up quickly. You can sign up for emails that detail where Sleep Pod have a need for volunteers to take up spaces on a given weekend.
We also run corporate Sleep Pod Builds as positive team building workshops. If you know any companies or organisations that would be interested in running a Sleep Pod build workshop please contact us. Put on a corporate build. This is where the clever money is. Companies have “Corporate Social Responsibility” CSR policies and building Sleep Pod is a fun and real world way that the staff can get directly involved. If approached in the right way on the day we can work together to get a local charity to come in and collect the Sleep Pods that have been built (this is case by case and something we would discuss beforehand) Corporate build sessions focus on fun, team working and compassion. No team is too big and each event is tailored to your needs. Looking for promotion? Great go tell the boss that a Sleep Pod build is your idea! We’ll do the rest.
Fundraising – This is where you can generate the most valuable resource. This is where you can talk in terms of people as every £25.00 means 1 person. So you can set a target of £1000 then you will directly being supporting 40 people. Get creative and go big – Get people who share your vision and get bigger. A huge issue lies outside your window and this needs to be tackled by the brave. Set a target and tell us all about it. Create a Fund Surfer and focus on people not the money. Let your passion shine through.
Put on your own build and become a Sleep Pod Partner. We require you to have a location, facilities and the potential to tap into volunteers and funds But we are looking for the right group to be part of the Sleep Pod story and help manufacturing emergency aids for rough sleepers and refugees. This has its benefits as well as its demands – we would speak with your group as you make your approach and go through what is required so that every Sleep Pod you make is quality assured and fit for purpose.
If you have an idea or a skill, or if you are someone that thinks outside the box and have ideas to share, then lets chat. We are keen to listen to any new suggestions of how we can develop the Sleep Pod project.
We need your help
How you can make a difference:
Support Sleep Pod by fundraising. A number of people have approached us and are hosting fundraising events to support the Sleep Pod Project.
The crowdfunder is an open ended project, so far we have over 560 backers and have raised more than £22,500.
We are determined to raise more money so more emergency aid Sleep Pods can be distributed across the UK and Europe.
With your help we want to continue to building more new Sleep Pods, emergency aids for rough sleepers in the UK and refugees in Europe. Please help by donating, every contribution counts. Thank you - The Sleep Pod Team
1 Sleep Pod only costs £25 & can help keep someone warm and dry for the night.