Become a Streetlife Volunteer

Many thanks for expressing an interest in volunteering at Streetlife. We are always eager to welcome new people to our team of dedicated volunteers. There are a number of volunteer opportunities available at Streetlife which include:

Daytime work : drop in sessions, reception, life skills and activities

Weekend work : Cook & Eat sessions

Evening work : Nightshelter 3rd person 6.15pm – 9pm, or overnight 6.16pm – 9am

We have an induction meeting most Wednesday evenings from 7pm at The Base, 48 Buchanan Street, Blackpool. You will be required to attend one of these meeting to become a volunteer with Streetlife. Please see our events page for a list of these meetings.

*Please note that to be eligible to volunteer, you need to be drug and alcohol free for a minimum of two years. Further, if you have previously accessed Streetlife’s services, you are required to have been living independently from support services and Streetlife for a minimum of 1 year. 

Once you have completed the below application form, pop down to The Base on Wednesday evening to complete your indiction!

For more information, please contact Jane Hugo at jane@wearestreetlife.org or 01253 294477

What you can expect from Streetlife as a volunteer: 

  • Induction Training
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Accredited training opportunities
  • Reimbursed bus fares for each session you volunteer
  • Become a valued part of a team
  • Regular supervision
  • Social events
  • Challenging but rewarding volunteering opportunities
  • Learn new skills
  • The opportunity to support young people to live independent lives 

What Streetlife expects from you as a volunteer: 

  • To complete all induction training
  • To complete Health and Safety training
  • To attend team meetings
  • To attend four training sessions a year
  • To have regular supervision
  • To be non-judgemental
  • To participate in pre-briefs and de-briefs
  • To read all Streetlife policies and up-hold them
  • To inform Streetlife as soon as possible if you are not available for an arranged session
  • To do a minimum of one shift a fortnight

Please complete the below Volunteer Application Form

Please note that the referee should be someone who has known the applicant for two years or more.
Please note that the referee should be someone who has known the applicant for two years or more.
I the undersigned agree to keep confidential any information concerning young people and all members within the organisation of Streetlife unless otherwise instructed by a member of staff
If you are under the age of 17 years old please contact Julie Foden before applying: julie.foden@wearestreetlife.org