My experience as an Outreach Volunteer

We first met Chris when he was sleeping rough and needed help from us. After volunteering with us as an Outreach Volunteer in our Bournemouth & Poole Service, he now works full time for St Mungo’s. Chris has gone from strength to strength, and we wanted to share his story below. “As I was a […]

Karl’s Volunteering Story

Karl has been volunteering with StreetLink, a service that helps connect people who are sleeping rough with local services available to them, since October 2021. Here he shares his motivations to volunteer, his experience with StreetLink and the importance of this vital volunteer-led service. Street homelessness is a very precarious situation and an increasingly pressing […]

Jeremy and Wendy share their experience of volunteering with First Response

Jeremy and Wendy have been volunteering with First Response, a service that helps the outreach team find people who are sleeping rough quicker, since March 2022. Here they share their motivations for volunteering and how they have found their first couple of months. Jeremy’s story: In my day job, I work with vulnerable adults in […]

Crystal’s Volunteering Story

Crystal has been a Communications Volunteer with the Volunteer Services team since July 2021. Here she shares how she’s increasing the visibility of our inspiring volunteers as well as discussing some of the exciting events we have lined up for this Volunteers Week! What inspired you to volunteer? I’ve been volunteering with St Mungo’s on […]

Building confidence through gardening: Emily’s story

Emily explains how the Putting Down Roots team have been preparing for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and how gardening can help clients to build confidence. “I’m Emily and I’m a Gardener Trainer for Putting Down Roots. One of the places I work is at our beautiful gardens at Cedars Road in Clapham. We run […]

Breaking the cycle: Volunteering in our prison service

Sophie is a Housing Support Volunteer with our criminal justice service. Here, she shares her experience of volunteering in prisons and gives advice to new volunteers. I have been a volunteer with St Mungo’s for almost a year.  I previously volunteered in prison with 18-25 year olds, supporting them into Education, Training and Employment opportunities. […]

Volunteering makes Tuesday a highlight for me

Role and motivation to volunteer I began to volunteer in January 2020 with the Recovery College. My role is life-coaching, specifically in a group setting. I would describe life coaching as software engineering for people! We are all programmed by our past experiences, so sometimes we need to review our software to make sure we […]

Volunteering to help people blossom

  Peter is one of our Gardening volunteers at a hostel in Lewisham for people experiencing homelessness. Here, he shares his experience of supporting people in their recovery from homelessness by helping them to grow and learn new gardening skills along the way.   Tell us about your role? I work at St Mungo’s Lewisham […]

Volunteering to support people with their mental health

We take a holistic approach to mental and physical health, addressing these issues alongside each other. Volunteers play a crucial role in helping us to achieve this. Here, Amie shares her experiences of volunteering to support people who’ve experienced homelessness with their mental health. My journey with St Mungo’s began in September 2019, I had […]