Caritas Anchor House

Working at the heart of homelessness

Volunteer with us

Volunteer with us

If you would like to volunteer with Caritas Anchor House, please click here to see if we have any vacancies, or get in touch with an outline of how you would like to help and your availability by emailing volunteering@caritasanchorhouse.org.uk.

There are many ways to get involved, from supporting events, volunteering in our offices or helping with practical jobs like setting up our food bank. We welcome members of the community to volunteer, as well as teams of employees from our corporate supporters. Whether it's months, hours or days, the time you give really does make a difference.

Neena shared the below with us after she volunteered with our Personal Development Team once a week for eight months:

"Volunteering at Caritas Anchor House has provided me with a unique, rewarding and invaluable experience. My colleagues here have been extremely accommodating and have gone above and beyond to provide me with a large variety of experiences which have helped to prepare me for applying and securing paid employment.

"My volunteering placement provided an opportunity for me to apply the knowledge I have gained from university into a real-world setting, allowing me to support residents. I have learned more about homelessness and the resettlement process that an individual may go through. I've been able to co-facilitate and lead projects, such as relaxation sessions and a long-term investigation into the mental wellbeing of our residents. Whilst volunteering at Caritas Anchor House I have developed my interpersonal skills through interacting with a range of interesting people, and have gained knowledge that is only possible from practical experience.

"I would strongly advise anyone who is hoping to start a career working with people with experience of homelessness, offending or mental health issues to seek a volunteering role at Caritas Anchor House. I am sad to be leaving but I am extremely grateful for the experiences and help that they have provided me with."

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