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Volunteer

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With the help of our incredible and dedicated volunteers, we are able to offer a frontline service at a minimal cost as well as provide opportunities for our volunteers to gain experience.

 

We are so proud of our volunteers and eternally grateful for the work they do, and the part each of them plays in supporting our services and guests. 

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at The Bridge.  The team were brilliant, passionate and knowledgeable.  I'm very grateful, as a medical student this experience has been invaluable."

The Bridge Homelessness to Hope have been awarded the nationally recognised 'Investing in Volunteers' quality standard for good practice in volunteer management.

 

Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for all organisations that involve volunteers. It aims to improve the quality of the volunteering experience for all volunteers and highlights the contributions they make to charities throughout the country.

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WHO

Are You...

Enthusiastic?

Supportive and encouraging?

Willing to get stuck in?

 

If you answered yes, then we would love to hear from you!

No experience of working or volunteering in the homelessness field is necessary, all training will be provided.

WHAT

From being one of our collectors to supporting our weekly creative sessions, or working on a one-to-one basis with our mentees, there are many opportunities to volunteer with us.

You can get involved on both a regular or ad-hoc basis.

HOW

How to become a volunteer

Submission
Form

Application
Form

Informal
Interview

Induction
Training

DBS
Check

Bridge
Volunteer!

Taster
Day

 * Mentors will go through additional stages as part of their training

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Volunteer Opportunities

There’s an opportunity for almost anyone who shares our values and vision.

 

Check our current opportunities below to find out more about how you get involved with The Bridge Homelessness to Hope.

 "The Bridge is such a caring & friendly environment, offering nothing but support & connection to anyone who steps in."

Mentoring

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Become a Lighthouse Project Mentor and provide face-to-face or telephone mentoring for 3-6 months to individuals facing homelessness.

 

Visit The Lighthouse Project for more information.

 

Day/s: Monday - Sunday

Volunteering

General Volunteer

This volunteer role is for people who are available to support us on an ad-hoc basis or have particular skills that could be useful during our sessions.

 

Day/s: Monday - Friday

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Receptionist Volunteer

To make sure our guests receive a warm welcome, we are looking for several Reception volunteers who are friendly and reliable.

 

Day/s: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Serving Food

Café Volunteer

To make sure our Community Café runs as efficiently as possible, we are looking for several Café Volunteers who have an interest in food, catering or hospitality to support us during our breakfast and lunch time services.

Day/s: Monday - Friday

Arts and Crafts

Arts & Crafts Session Volunteer

Become a Arts & Crafts Session Volunteer and support our guests as they learn skills in arts and crafts.

 

Visit The Hub for more information about the sessions.

 

Day/s: Monday

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Online Class

ESOL Volunteer

Help our guests improve their English speaking and writing skills by becoming an ESOL volunteer. 

Visit The Hub for more information about this session.

 

Day/s: Tuesday

Film Club Volunteer

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Supervise our guests whilst they watch a film in a warm safe space.

 

Visit The Hub for more information about this sessions.

 

Day/s: Thursday 2pm-4.30pm

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Quiz Session Volunteer

Help us to launch our brand new Quiz Session where our guests enjoy a morning of trivia and 'Guess Who' music and picture rounds.

Day/s: Thursdays 10am-12pm

Music Session Volunteer

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Become a Music Session Volunteer and support our guests as they learn skills in music.

 

Visit The Hub for more information about the sessions.

 

Day/s: Tuesday and Friday

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Football Session Volunteer

Enjoy sport and being outside? Join our Saturday Football session at Cruyff Court, and support our guests whilst they learn skills in football and playing in a team. 

 

Day/s: Saturdays 10am-1pm

Women's Only Session

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Support our Women's Open Space on the first Wednesday of the month, for women and children who have experienced homelessness. 

 

This role is suitable for someone who wants to give back on a casual basis.

Day/s: First Wednesday of the month 3pm-5.30pm

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Store Room Volunteer

Help us to manage our store rooms and organise the food and clothing donations we receive every week by becoming a Store Room Volunteer.

Day/s: Monday - Friday

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