Are you ready to smile, cook and chat?
Or to mentor, befriend, organise or promote?
This is your chance to enjoy some winter warmth with South London’s homeless, bringing extra cheer to their lives and yours.
It’s volunteers like you who make our work with the homeless possible.
Last winter more than 500 people donated their time and skills to the project.
“Being a Robes volunteer gave me the opportunity to meet different people from different backgrounds and cultures. It also gave me an opportunity to give back and a sense of belonging.”
Get started in by filling in our volunteer form.
Helping in the night shelters
“One of the best things about Robes were the friendly volunteers at all the venues, all willing to help!”
In our night shelter, from November to April, you can join us to:
- Welcome guests
- Prepare drinks
- Cook or serve dinner
- Stay overnight
- Wash laundry
- Cook breakfast
People who volunteer in our night shelter tend to really enjoy it. So we apologise in advance if all the times you are available are already booked up.
If we’re not able to offer you a spot helping in our night shelter, please don’t forget that there are lots of other ways that you can make a contribution…
Other ways you can help
Together we can make a real difference.
Your time and skills can help to enable an ordinary person who has fallen into homelessness, to get back on their feet.
- Cook and chat at our Wednesday lunch club
- Mentor and befriend a homeless guest
- Join and support a homeless guest as they go to appointments or flat viewings (if you are available at least one work day per week)
- Organise and attend fundraising activities and events
- Cut hair, run an art club or share other skills with us
- Help us in our office
- Help promote us (if you have publicity or media skills)
What’s in it for you?
“So why volunteer? At the kernel of my volunteering is my Christian faith, the second commandment to Love thy neighbour as thy self resonates loudly.
But what also drives me is my genuine belief that if two monumental things should happen concurrently to me, such as the breakup of my family life and / or the loss of my livelihood, I too might be looking for help from such amazing charities as the Robes Project. Whilst this I hope is unlikely, I have genuine empathy for all the guests that I meet at the Robes Project.
One of the most satisfying things about volunteering regularly is to find out that somebody has been permanently housed and moved on with their life. In a very, very small way you have been part of that success.”
Our 2016/17 shelter season has just come to an end, and we can safely say it’s been a big year for Robes! From running two shelters simultaneously for the first time and increasing our number of guests to 35 each night to running the Wednesday Club, our weekly drop-in...read more
Dear Robes Guests and Volunteers,
You’re all Invited to our 10th Birthday BBQ
Grab some grub and relax
Meet other volunteers and catch up with former guests
Get creative with us
Look out for stalls, activities and entertainment
Celebrate 10 years of Robes