For Homeless and Disadvantaged People

8 Tooting Bec Gardens, London SW16 1RB

Call: 0208 696 0943

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“I’m 42 years old and I’d never finished anything in my life before… I’m so proud of myself for finishing the client volunteering course.”

Volunteer Training

Our popular Introduction to Volunteering course and our Spires Volunteer Training Programme attract both volunteers and former clients from a wide range of backgrounds.

They are a fantastic way of exploring and understanding the skills and knowledge required to volunteer and work with vulnerable people.  

Running twice a year, the courses are helpful for anyone who has either limited job or life skills. It offers each learner the chance to build on their skill set enabling them to work towards fulfilling their potential.

Both courses are accredited by OCN London 

Spires Introduction to Volunteering

Course length: 8 weeks 
Classroom session: Thursdays, 10am to 1pm
Volunteering session: 9am to 2pm on Tuesdays
Next start date: 2017 dates and sessions to be confirmed

A popular 8-week course aimed at anyone who wants to learn useful skills while moving towards greater independence. The course covers a range of topics and issues including team building, personal boundaries and communication. Advice and literacy support is available for all course participants. Please note you must also be available for the separate volunteering sessions.

This course leads to an OCN London Qualification for Progression.

Spires Volunteer Training Programme

Course Length: 16 weeks
Classroom session: Wednesdays, 9am to 2pm
Volunteering sessions: 9am to 2pm on Tuesdays
Next start date: TBC

Our fantastic 16-week course combines classroom sessions, home-study and volunteering activities within the Spires Centre.  Covering the knowledge and skills needed to volunteer or work with vulnerable people, this course leads to an OCN London Level 1 or 2 Qualification for Progression.  Advice and literacy support is available for all course participants.

If you would like more information about the courses, or want to enroll, please contact our Adult Learning Manager, Ola Malanska, on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or phone 020 8696 0943.

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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