Here at The Passage, we support anyone who is at risk of or who is currently homeless. Anyone aged 18 or over can rely on our support, regardless of their nationality or immigration status. Many non-UK nationals living in Britain find it difficult to access the support they need to prevent or end their homelessness. Restrictions on this support make it much harder to help people who aren’t originally from the UK to move out of homelessness. For many people, leaving their home country isn’t a choice. They may be seeking safety or stability or be victims of Modern-Day Slavery. We have a specialist team to support both these groups as well as an in-house immigration solicitor.
Volunteers are a huge part of The Passage and add tremendous value to our services, from engaging with rough sleepers on the street to supporting people in new accommodation. Between 1st April 2020 and 28th March 2021, 306 individuals volunteered over 9000 hours to prepare and deliver 40 000 meals to rough sleepers in accommodation.
If you want information about Corporate Group Volunteering opportunities, please contact our Corporate Relationship Manager to discuss what might work for your team [email protected]
Current vacancies are listed on this page which is updated as and when we need to recruit for different roles. In the meantime, check out our FAQ’s about volunteering with us.
You don’t need to be a MasterChef to volunteer in our kitchen, anyone aged 18 or over is welcome provided you can lift, carry and be on your feet for the shift duration. We offer breakfast and lunch as well as take away bags to anyone using our Community Services. You will volunteer as part of a team of four volunteers, supervised by one of our Chefs. Duties include helping with food preparation, serving tea/coffee and food, making up cutlery and take away bags and clearing down at the end of service. We are seeking volunteers who can offer their time on a weekday.
Our work doesn’t stop when our clients are placed in accommodation. We continue our support to help people settle into and flourish into independent living and we are committed to delivering services that provide the best outcomes for them. When a person is rehoused, frequently it’s in an area unfamiliar to them which can be daunting.
Passage House is a 40 bed rapid response Assessment Hub aimed to support new rough sleepers with no local connection to the borough, to find a suitable pathway for them to sustain a life off the streets. The hostel is open to men, women, couples aged 18 or over. The maximum stay is 28 days.
The Home for Good scheme supports people with experience of homelessness to settle into their new home and get to know their new local area. Sometimes our less physically able clients require some help with moving in, assembling furniture, mounting shelves etc and we are looking for volunteers who are able to spare a few hours on an ad hoc basis to help make a house a home. Alternatively, the clients may be moving on from our Newman Street accommodation project into longer-term accommodation.
Home for Good is a volunteer-powered, London-wide befriending project. Our volunteers provide bespoke support to vulnerable and formerly homeless clients who have been resettled into their own accommodation, and/or are facing isolation. The purpose of the service is to empower people to establish connections and thrive in what will often be a new community for them. If you want to make a lasting difference to someone’s life then this is an opportunity for you.