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.”

Centre volunteer

Volunteers are needed during all of the various sessions at the centre; Rough Sleeper’s Space, Open Access Drop-in, Women’s Space, as well as assisting our tutors in our adult learning courses.

Particular roles are assigned on a daily basis, depending on what is required in the moment. 

Tasks will be a mixture of:

  • Sitting with, befriending and listening to clients in the main hall
  • Serving food and drinks during lunch and breakfast times
  • Making telephone calls with clients
  • Helping clients complete forms
  • Helping with adult learning courses; providing support to learners, providing support to the tutor
  • Helping in the kitchen to prepare meals, serve food and drink, washing up

Volunteering during any of the sessions is ideal for those who want face to face work with people in a lively setting as part of a vibrant and knowledgeable team.

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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