Be a volunteer

At SPEAR, we know the value volunteers can bring. Volunteers form a vital part of many of our services; from covering the reception desks at our Hostel, to working with our Outreach team to locate rough sleepers, to sharing hobbies and skills and providing mentoring support to clients, to raising much needed funds.

In 2019, 140 volunteers donated over 4,000 hours of their time to helping SPEAR’s work, we estimate its worth is almost £50,000! This includes a considerable contribution from our fantastic service-user volunteers and support from our corporate partners. We clearly couldn’t do all that we do, or as well as we do it, without your help. THANK YOU!

We continue to need volunteers to help out in office administration roles, going on outreach shifts, at our various fundraising events, and collection days, to collect and drop donations and to assist with our Ambassador talks.

If you are interested in helping out in this way, or in volunteering with SPEAR in the future, you can join our Volunteer Mailing List* by emailing: You can take a look at current and past newsletters here.

*Please note that in signing up to receive our Volunteer Newsletters, you will also be added to our mailing list to receive the SPEAR News/Events Newsletters. Please let us know if this is a problem for you and you are of course welcome to unsubscribe at any point.

In the meantime, you can read what volunteers feel about volunteering at SPEAR in our latest Volunteer Satisfaction Report.

SPEAR collects and processes personal data relating to its volunteers in order to manage the volunteering relationship. SPEAR is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for an explanation of the personal data which SPEAR collects and of why and how we store and use this.