“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.”
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.
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.
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.
Answers to some common questions people have about volunteering at Spires in Streatham.
There are many ways your organisation can support Spires and we always welcome any organisation that would like to get involved with our work.