Thank you to all our volunteers!


This week is Volunteers’ Week and we are celebrating the amazing contributions our volunteers make to the lives of people sleeping rough in South West London. 

We work with a range of volunteers, including community volunteers, corporate volunteers and our trustees.

Last Friday we held the latest of our regular health and wellbeing days. We’re dependent on volunteers to help us run these events which provide people experiencing homelessness with free health and wellbeing checks and advice. One of our regular volunteers at our health and wellbeing days is Sam Crew who give their time and expertise to provide services, including shampooing, haircuts, beard trims and shaves for people experiencing homelessness and rough sleeping.


Did you know that charity trustees are volunteers?

Our trustees share the ultimate responsibility for governing SPEAR and helping to shape our strategic direction. Last week one of our trustees, Christine Reay, visited our new Kingston drop-in. The drop-in held at EnhanceAble’s Click Community hub and cafe provides showers and laundry facilities, as well as hot drinks and snacks, for people sleeping rough in Kingston.

Christine told us: “It was great to see SPEAR services on the ground and will be good to see the services on offer expand.”


Corporate partners

We also work with a range to corporate partners who, as well as fundraising for SPEAR, give their time to volunteer for us. Since partnering with SPEAR, Homeprotect has donated more than £50,000 through fundraising and as part of their policy donation scheme. Colleagues from Homeprotect will be volunteering at Penny Wade House, our hostel in Richmond, later this week.

If you’d like to work with SPEAR, we can work with you to offer a tailored programme of activities.


Thank you to all our volunteers

From all of us at SPEAR, thank you to all our volunteers for your amazing support! 

Find out more about volunteering for SPEAR


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