ARE YOU HOMELESS, SOFA SURFING OR AT RISK?

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Volunteer for Centrepoint

Looking for volunteering opportunities near you? Join the incredible group who donate their time, skills and passion to help change homeless young people’s lives.

Current opportunities

We rely on our volunteers

Last year, our volunteers gave more than 22,000 hours of their time to Centrepoint Without our volunteers, we couldn’t have such a positive impact on homeless young people’s lives. This has continued even through the COVID-19 pandemic, during which we have adapted and developed innovative roles.

Our volunteers support young people’s career ambitions, engage them with our services and programmes, help them into accommodation or just give them that little extra nudge to trying something new.

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Teenage girl talks with her councillour. With your help, we can help give homeless young people a future

Our volunteering opportunities can include

  • Helpline advisor
  • Gardener
  • Administration
  • Learner coach
  • Reception support
  • Music tutor
  • Independent life skills coach
  • Catering tutor
  • Corporate opportunities

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A homeless young person receiving support from a Centrepoint volunteer. Centrepoint has volunteering opportunities available in London, Barnsley, Bradford and Sunderland.

We have volunteering roles available in

  • London
  • Barnsley
  • Bradford
  • Sunderland
  • Manchester

One-to-one volunteering A stable influence

You can also support a young person towards a specific goal or ambition.

Our one-to-one volunteering and coaching include helping young people better manage their finances, study towards a qualification or helping us to build their emotional resilience or support them into independence.

Current opportunities

What's it like to volunteer at the Centrepoint helpline?

Meet some of the amazing people who donate their time to support homeless young people. The Centrepoint Helpline is a new national service which provides information and advice to under 25s who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

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LIZ, VOLUNTEER SUPPORT

“I have been volunteering for Centrepoint for four years and have been supporting Angeline ever since then, which has been a very rewarding experience for me. I met Angeline soon after she was housed by Centrepoint.

"At the time, she was  nervous about going out alone and meeting with others. I met with her for an hour or so a few times a month to talk and listen and have a hot chocolate in a local café. I worked alongside her key workers to support her when she enrolled on a college course and subsequently began to attend the Centrepoint Works sessions. Through our sessions, we have been lucky enough to visit local beauty spots, which we both enjoy!”

“I also learnt from her about her views of the world as a young person and found our conversations together both interesting and insightful.

“I have found working alongside the Centrepoint teams both rewarding and fun. Their tireless enthusiasm and commitment to young people has been very inspiring.”

Feeling inspired?

There are so many volunteer roles at Centrepoint that help strengthen all parts of the organisation.

Become a volunteer

There are so many ways you can support us

If you can't offer your time, maybe you can sponsor a room at Centrepoint for just 40p a day or take part in a fundraising or challenge event.