For Homeless and Disadvantaged People

8 Tooting Bec Gardens, London SW16 1RB

Call: 0208 696 0943

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A service user

“Spires is an extremely pleasant place to work in and staff and people that use the facilities are very friendly. My whole experience has left me talking to people about how much I love volunteering here.”

Get Involved

Whether you choose to volunteer in our centre, run a marathon, cook a meal to serve to our clients or donate money, food or clothes there are many different ways you can support Spires and help some of South London’s most vulnerable people.

 

How would you like to get involved?

 

Donate

We rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses to ensure we can continue to provide vital services to vulnerable and homeless people and offer each of our clients a real chance to change their lives.

Read more: Donate

Fundraising

Spires is a lifeline for homeless and vulnerable people throughout the local community in Streatham and across South London. The money you raise through fundraising is vital in ensuring that our work can continue.

We are so lucky to receive wonderful support from many in our local community, churches, schools, business and groups and there are many different and fun ways that you too can fundraise for Spires. You might like to organise an event, run a marathon, hold a raffle or even fundraise at your office.

How you can fundraise for Spires

We are always happy to come and give talks if your group would like more information about our organisation and the work that we do.

If you are interested in raising money for Spires or would like someone to come and talk at your event, please contact our Fundraising Manager, Leanne McNulty at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 020 8696 0943.

Rest assured your donation will be put to good use for vital work in the community.

Also, please tell us if you are doing anything to raise money for Spires so that we can tell our clients and supporters about your great work!

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

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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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