Join the amazing group who donate their time, skills and passion to change homeless young people's lives.
Mentor a young person one-to-one, share your expertise or support our staff team to help Centrepoint have an even bigger impact.
We simply couldn't have as big a positive effect on young people's lives without the support of volunteers. By meeting up to pursue shared interests, broadening their horizons by helping them try new things or supporting their education and personal development - you could play a significant part in a homeless young person's future.
The Centrepoint Helpline, launching in February 2017, will provide vital advice to young people aged 16-25 at the crucial point when their issues with housing begin. The helpline will give young people housing advice as well as support them with the complex issues which often accompany homelessness, such as mental health problems and family breakdown. We need volunteers to help us run the helpline, if you think you could be a supportive voice at our end of the line, please get in touch and we'll contact you when volunteer recruitment opens.
Last year, 413 volunteers gave 19,249 hours of their time to Centrepoint. Every hour given helps us give homeless young people a future.
Before I met my mentor Sarah, I had no confidence. I thought I had to be the strong and angry type. Sarah always looked out for me. She helped me with work experience and my CV. Now, I’m at university and working on the launch of my company. Because of mentoring, I’ve found my feet in the world. If I didn’t have a mentor when I did, I wouldn’t be where I am.
Give homeless young people some normality back and help them to look forward. You could mentor a young person for 12 months, help them move on from hostel accommodation, support them to improve their maths and english or teach them how to manage their money. We have a number of one-to-one volunteer roles that might be right for you.
If you're passionate or knowledgeable about something, you could apply your skills to helping homeless young people. Buddy up with a young person who wants to get into the gym or supervise gym sessions if you really know your stuff, volunteer at cooking workshops, teach young people to garden or run sessions that help them gain some of the professional or life skills you have.
Help us be a better charity. You can support Centrepoint's work by volunteering as a receptionist at one of our hostels, answering phones and dealing with our residents' queries or being part of projects and research run from our head office in London. We'll give you a meaningful role and a reference at the end of it.
I work part time and volunteer around that - it’s brilliant, I love it. For me, I just cannot bear the thought of a child or young person without a bed. The team are lovely so that’s dead easy and it’s all really comfortable. I was absolutely determined to remember the young people’s names. This is their home so I owe that to them.