Volunteering at Streetlife is a rewarding experience, whether you want to gain new skills or even change your career

Day Centre

A variety of roles are available to pursue at our Day Centre, which is open six days a week. Whether it is front-line work with young people or assisting behind the scenes, there is something for everyone.

Our receptionist is the face of the charity, welcoming both young people and visitors to the building. Duties include taking phone calls and answering enquiries. Shifts take place on Monday to Friday, from 9am to 12pm (morning), and from 1pm to 4:30pm (afternoon).

Those who are involved in our Drop-In sessions work face-to-face with young people. Roles include hosting activities, working in the kitchen, and providing one-to-one support. Sessions take place on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons, from 1pm to 3:30pm.

Edutainment combines life skills and interactive media to deliver sessions which are both informative and enjoyable for young people. Sessions include music mixing, CV building and creative writing. Edutainment takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 3:30pm to 6pm.

On Sundays, Cook & Eat takes place from 1pm to 3:30pm. During these sessions, which greatly help young people to develop their culinary skills, up to three workers are involved alongside young people in preparing food, enjoying a meal and cleaning the kitchen afterwards.

We also have roles available which do not directly involve engaging with young people. This includes making food parcels, sorting clothes donations, gardening and administration. Roles such as these are ad-hoc on Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm.

For more information regarding volunteering at the Day Centre, email Julie Foden at julie.foden@wearestreetlife.org

Night Shelter

Opening at 7pm until 9am the next morning, three workers assist in the operation of our Shelter. Two workers stay overnight, and the third stays until 9pm.

For more information regarding volunteering at the Shelter, email Julie Foden at julie.foden@wearestreetlife.org

Food for Thought

It isn’t just front-line workers who contribute to the Shelter. Our Food for Thought campaign gives people an opportunity to cook a meal for young people and staff.

All you need to do to get involved is cook a hot meal for 8 young people and 2 workers, and deliver to the Shelter between 7 to 7.30pm, ready to be served.

If you wish to provide food for the Shelter, email Julie Foden at julie.foden@wearestreetlife.org

Everything Else

We also have volunteers who kindly assist us in a variety of ways outside of the Day Centre and Night Shelter. This includes (but is not limited to):

• Bucket collections (e.g. at supermarkets, festivals, pubs)

• Fundraising (activities and events)

• Food/donations collectors (e.g. Harvest Festivals)

• Mentoring (for our youth workers)

• Foreign language support (TEFL-qualified)

If you would like to contribute in any way, ask for more information by emailing julie.foden@wearestreetlife.org

Work Placements

As well as volunteers, we also welcome workers on placement at the Day Centre and/or Night Shelter (including students at college/university who are required to complete a placement as part of their studies).

Please be aware that face-to-face work with young people is restricted to people aged 17 or over.

For more information on work placements, email us at julie.foden@wearestreetlife.org

Become a Volunteer

To apply for a role with us, click the button below, which takes you to an application form.