Jennifer’s story

Jennifer is our longest serving volunteer. For 22 years she’s been working with residents at one of our high care hostels in Kings Cross, Camden. Thanks to her art classes, she is treasured by residents and staff, and is the founder of our creative magazine, Homeless Diamonds, which has been in print for over a decade.

Jennifer talks about the ways art can assist someone who’ve experienced homelessness to recover from their experiences and what it was like for her when she first decided to volunteer. This is her story.


Volunteers are an integral part of St Mungo’s and we recognise and value the huge contribution they make. Volunteers play a crucial role in helping people recover from homelessness and the experience, skills and knowledge they bring make a real difference to the lives of people we work with. Search our current volunteering vacancies and find the right opportunity for you.

Our 50 year history is filled with some extraordinary people. To mark our anniversary, we will be profiling 50 Lives throughout 2019 – a snapshot of those who have played their part in our story. You can read the stories on our website at