To become a Street Pastor, you must be a minimum of 18 years old and committed to a local church.
We strongly recommend that you come and spend an evening with us as an “observer” before you make a final Our application process involves an application form, references, an interview and a PVG disclosure check (Protected Adults). We’ll make sure that you are fully trained for working as a Street Pastor. The training involves ten sessions, some of which are held on Saturdays and others on a weeknights. There are also two supervised patrols during the course of the training.
Once trained you will be welcomed as a Street Pastor (we call this “commissioning”) and join a team. We expect that Street Pastors will be out with their team once every 4 weeks on a Friday or Saturday.
Our Street Pastors serve in three ways, always operating in teams of 3 or 4:
- Patrols in the city centre (between the west end of Sauchiehall Street and Merchant City). These last from 10pm until 4am, with a break in the middle, and sometimes involve a considerable amount of walking.
- Patrols in the West End (around Byres Road). These patrols only last until around 1am, as premises close earlier in this area of the city.
- Supporting people who need some time off the street in our “Safe Zone” in St George’s Tron Church between 10pm and 4am. This has a trained First Aider, with two other Street Pastors in the team.
We expect that most of those working in the city centre will be flexible and will work in both the Safe Zone and on the streets, physical health allowing.