Our wonderful volunteers are the heart of what we do and without them, we couldn’t do the work we do to get people housed.

Volunteering brings new experiences, new friends, new skills and a chance to give back. Maybe you can give us two hours a week to help out, whether it’s washing pots, mentoring at our employability project Renu or going on street outreach in the evening to build relationships with people who need our help to find a home.

Every single one of our volunteers brings a talent or skill which we can use. We’re blessed to have so many fantastic people on our team. We’d love to welcome you too!

You can choose to volunteer in our drop in centre during the day or the evening, helping people get the essentials and accessing healthcare. We are also always looking for volunteers and our office, storage and helping out on the van. In addition we always need volunteers for prayer and the God Slot.


You don’t need to be a Christian to volunteer but we do ask for people to be sympathetic and respectful of our Christian values.

We are currently at full capacity on volunteering due to social distancing measures that are in place. Please check back once lockdown measures are eased for any future volunteering opportunities.

The process is simple: complete the form, and choose a date and time for your interview and taster session. The interview is a short conversation to make sure that volunteering at Barnabus is right for you and the taster session gives you a chance to decide for yourself that you are happy to continue the process. Once those are done, we offer you training and help with applying for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check for working with vulnerable adults.

Having a conviction is not a bar to volunteering at Barnabus; if you want to talk to us about any issues before you decide to apply, contact Neil Cornthwaite for a chat by emailing [email protected].

To apply to volunteer with us please fill out this form