For Homeless and Disadvantaged People

8 Tooting Bec Gardens, London SW16 1RB

Call: 0208 696 0943

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Volunteer

Without a doubt Spires would not be all that it is without the incredible enthusiasm, skills, and dedication of all our volunteers.  Our volunteers make a significant contribution to our work and enable Spires to deliver a large range of services to the most vulnerable people in our community.

Spires has around 50 volunteers who come to Spires from all walks of life and support us in the centre, in the office, on outreach and in raising those all important funds.  Whatever your background, whatever your skills and however you volunteer, you’ll find that volunteering for Spires is a rewarding and challenging experience.

Volunteers are always needed to help with a range of administrative tasks and there are always opportunities to help with the organisation and planning of fundraising events for Spires.

For information about our current volunteering opportunities, please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator, Rosie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 020 8696 0943 extn 207

Applying to volunteer at Spires

If you are interested in volunteering at Spires you will need to arrange a time to come in and see our Volunteer Coordinator for an informal chat. During this chat you will be asked to fill in an application form with your details as well as the names of two referees (not family or friends) we can contact for a reference.

Read more: Applying to volunteer at Spires

Centre volunteer

Volunteers are needed during all of the various sessions at the Spires centre, including our Rough Sleeper’s Space, Open Access Drop-in, and our Women’s Space. Spires' volunteers also assist our tutors in our adult learning courses.

Particular roles are assigned on a daily basis, depending on what is required at that time. 

Read more: Centre volunteer

FAQs for Spires volunteers

Answers to some common questions people have about volunteering at Spires in Streatham.

Read more: FAQs for Spires volunteers

Outreach volunteer (women only)

Spires Streetlink is a project that exists to help meet the complex health, social, psychological and emotional needs of vulnerable women involved in sex work through outreach work in Lambeth.

Read more: Outreach volunteer (women only)

Corporate & community support

There are many ways your organisation can support Spires and we always welcome any organisation that would like to get involved with our work.

Read more: Corporate & community support

How to find us
Getting here

Bus

Routes 50, 57, 109, 118, 133, 159, 201, 249, 250, 255, 315, 319, 333, G1 and P13 all stop close to Spires - just ask for St Leonard’s.

Train

Streatham station (Thameslink and London Bridge lines) is about 5 minutes walk away.

Streatham Hill station (for Victoria and Clapham Junction or West Croydon and Crystal Palace) is 10 to 15 minutes walk or a short bus ride.

Streatham Common station (for Victoria or Croydon) is slightly further but on the 118 bus route.

News
Centre opening hours

MONDAY
9 - 10.30am ROUGH SLEEPERS SPACE
10.30am - 1.30pm WOMEN'S SPACE

TUESDAY
9 - 10.30am ROUGH SLEEPERS SPACE
10.30am - 2pm OPEN ACCESS

WEDNESDAY
10am - 12pm ROUGH SLEEPERS SPACE

THURSDAY
9 - 1pm ROUGH SLEEPERS SPACE

FRIDAY
9 - 10.30am ROUGH SLEEPERS SPACE
10.30am - 1.30pm WOMEN'S SPACE

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