Current Volunteering Opportunities

Bedding Delivery Volunteers

Bedding volunteers are the heroes behind the scenes – the much needed help to prepare, pack and get out all the beds and bedding to our host venues. Although the beds and bedding aren’t too heavy, we recommend having a good back!

If you are interested in helping us, let us know your availability here 

For more information, please email

Deadline: 30th October 2017


Shelter ‘Pool’ Volunteer

Robes is looking to create a pool of volunteers that we can reach out to, to fill shifts in the shelter across the 30 venues in Southwark and Lambeth, that host our winter night shelter. Shifts can range from any day of the week – evenings, overnights and mornings, which volunteers can sign up for online or over the phone.


  • Over 18
  • Friendly, welcoming and empathetic
  • Happy to listen and chat with guests
  • Able to work in a team and follow guidance from the Team Leader
  • Maintain confidentiality and respect guests’ privacy
  • Must adhere to rules and policies set out in volunteer handbook


How to Apply

After reading the above requirements, please complete the online application form

For more information, please email

Applications will next be reviewed in December 2017


Become a Robes Member

Robes is run by its members. Members have no financial commitment or liability, but all can have a say in the direction of Robes

We have two types of memberships:

  • Ordinary membership (no voting rights) is open to any member of the public who would like to show their support of the Robes Project
  • Voting membership is open to those who have volunteered with the Robes project and/or those who have been invited to apply to be a voting member by the trustees.

How to Apply

After looking at the role and person description above, please complete the online application form




Advice Work Support Volunteer

Robes is looking for volunteers who can support the Advice Workers, who support guests in finding more long term and stable accommodation, as well as with benefits, health issues and immigration.

You can view the role and person description here

How to Apply

After looking at the role and person description above, please complete the online application form



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