What is a Street Angel?

Street Angels are volunteers who believe that people deserve care and love in their time of need. Those needs could be as a result of homelessness, intoxication, drug abuse, assault or any other issue which has caused personal distress or the potential for physical harm. Street Angels help people whoever they are and whatever their situation, for example by listening, simple acts of generosity, caring, offering practical help or by referring people to other (specialist) agencies who can help them.

What Difference Does it Make?

Street Angels (and similar programmes such as Street Pastors) have been springing up across the UK since 2005, and Woking Street Angels began in February 2011. They make a really positive impact on crime and antisocial behaviour in town centres, particularly in the vicinity of bars and clubs, by providing a calming presence on the streets late at night. In June 2015, Commander Nolan Heather, Neighbourhood Commander, Surrey Police, announced that “Woking town over the last year has seen a massive reduction in violent crime. For April 2014-March 2015, between the key times 2000-0400hrs, which is when the Street Angels are present, violent crime has dropped by 64.5%.”



Become a volunteer

To be a volunteer Street Angel you need to be over 18. Volunteers can be of any faith or none but must aspire to our core values of selflessness, being non-judgemental, honesty, integrity, professionalism, excellence, collaboration and partnership. Volunteers must complete an application form, attend an interview and complete the six mandatory training sessions. We obtain references and DBS checks for all volunteers. If you are interested in being a Street Angel volunteer, please email wokingstreetangels@gmail.com.

Police and Crime Commissioner Joins Street Angels Through The Night in Woking

David Munro (pictured), Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey, recently joined the teams of Woking Street Angels during what was generally agreed to be the wettest Woking night the volunteers had ever known.  Undeterred, he stayed out through the night and experienced the Street Angels in action helping those in need in our town centre.

Afterwards, David Munro said: “It was a privilege to spend the evening seeing first-hand the fantastic job the Street Angels do to provide help to those enjoying a night out in Woking.

October 29 - Come And Join Our Fun Walk In Aid Of Woking Street Angels

Walkers  or strollers, come out again for a beautiful October walk - and help Woking Street Angels. 

BTCSoftware delivers lollies and flipflops to Woking Street Angels

One of the first tasks for new Street Angels Co-ordinator, Andrew Bates, was very enjoyable - taking delivery of donated supplies of hundreds of lollipops and flip flops from Woking Street Angels sponsors BTCSoftware. Street Angels give away flip flips and lollies as a friendly gesture to night-time revellers who may have had too much to drink or who are having trouble walking on their high heels.

New Woking Angel Flies In

Andrew Bates has taken over the Woking Street Angels wings from departing co-ordinator Catherine Ray. He is now responsible for organising the teams of volunteers who for the past five years have walked the streets of Woking town centre from 10pm till 4am every Friday and Saturday night, offering help or a listening ear wherever it is needed.

Could This Be You? - New Street Angels now being recruited

Woking Street Angels are always in need of new volunteers. 
Anyone, of any faith or none, who is over the age of 18, can apply.  Following an interview and DBS checks there is mandatory training before new recruits go out on the streets. Street Angels commit to one shift a month. They always walk in teams of two or three, assisted by the CCTV with which they are in constant radio contact, and they really do make a difference. 

Successful Fundraiser at Bulgogi Korean Restaurant

Woking Street Angels were delighted to accept the recent offer from Woking's Bulgogi Korea Restaurant to host an event to raise funds towards their running costs.  Street Angels and their guests took over the entire restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed a superb Korean buffet. The restaurant's owner gave a short talk about Korean cuisine, which many of the guests had not sampled before - but intend to do so again very soon!

Please Help Us Fly Higher!

It costs about £130 to run a team of Street Angels for one night on the streets of Woking. During those nights we will willingly help your children, your neighbours – even you – so please will you help us by donating some money?
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