At SPEAR we know the value that volunteers can bring. In the financial year 2021-2022, our volunteers dedicated 3964 hours of their time. Volunteers make a huge contribution to the work we do, making our charity stronger, and more sustainable, leaving an incredibly positive impact on those who we support that are experiencing homelessness in South West London.

Volunteers form a vital part of many of our services; from sharing skills and mentoring, providing digital coaching/tutoring, sorting and distributing clothing and food donations to gardening and painting properties, and raising vital funds.


Since the Covid19 pandemic lockdown, and the subsequent opening up again, we have now reached a point where all of our volunteering activities have been resumed. During this time, we had an overwhelming amount of offers from the community to volunteer and we have found ourselves in the fortunate position of having more volunteers than we do roles. As a result of this, we are currently limiting how many volunteers we recruit at the moment.

Occasionally, we do accept speculative volunteers depending on your skills, availability, and interest. Please email volunteering@spearlondon.org with more information about your skills and experience and we’ll get back to you if we have a suitable role.

We will post any opportunities that do become available on this webpage. We value diversity and encourage volunteers from all sections of the community.

Current volunteering roles

Volunteer Gardener

Do you have any gardening experience? Do you have a passion for all things gardening and would like to share your interest with others? Whether you have professional skills or just a keen interest then we want to hear from you!

A gardener is required at one of our accommodations in Wandsworth. The garden is currently reasonably well kept, however, with the warm weather we’ve been having it requires a little more TLC! We also have interest from one of our service users who resides there who would also like some guidance on how to maintain a garden and assistance with building a vegetable and flower patch.

If you’re interested in this role then please get in touch: