Current volunteering opportunities

There’s no typical St Mungo’s volunteer. We embrace diversity and believe that everyone can contribute in different ways.

Current volunteering opportunities

There’s no typical St Mungo’s volunteer. We embrace diversity and believe that everyone can contribute in different ways.

Current vacancies

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Polish Language Translation Volunteer
Would you like to provide vital support to vulnerable adults who need help translating important documents for whom English is not their first language?
Art and Craft Volunteer
Can you help inspire our clients through art? As an Art and Craft volunteer you will be supporting clients at the service to engage in art activities, in a casual setting, encouraging them to socialise in the group while creating something.
Social Group Volunteer
We are looking for volunteers to facilitate regular social group sessions for our clients, guided by St Mungo’s values. The social group will enable clients that have memory issues to reflect on past historical events, talk about their favourite music, movies and other things that they like. The group will also have discussions on how it makes them feel and what they remember of their favourite things.
Activities Volunteer
As an Activities volunteer you will be facilitating activities with our clients to give them an opportunity to socialise and have a bit of fun! You will teach our clients how to play pool, encourage and engage with the clients that do know how to play, facilitate a light and welcoming group for all, collect or arrange food delivery of pizza/fish and chips etc to have while joining in with the activity.
Weekend Outreach Volunteer
As an Outreach Weekend Volunteer you will be assisting Outreach Workers to carry out shifts on the weekend, adding vital capacity to the team, and enabling us to engage with more rough sleepers who have been referred both via StreetLink and those already known to the team.
Digital Inclusion Volunteer
Location:Camden, Hounslow, Islington
As a Digital Inclusion Volunteer you will be encouraging clients to engage with activities, either in the accommodation where they live or through our Learning, training and Education team.
Photographer/ Videographer Microvolunteer
Location:Bristol, London
"A picture is worth a thousand words" Do you have expeirence or interest in photography and/or videography. Help our team to take photos and create films.
‘One World’ LGBTQIA+ Group Volunteer
As a volunteer at One World, you will be working alongside St Mungo's staff to facilitate group sessions with clients who identify as LGBTQIA+ and who are experiencing Mental Health issues
Language Translation Microvolunteer
Language Translation Microvolunteer Would you like to provide vital support to vulnerable adults who need help translating important documents for whom English is not their first language?
Outreach Volunteer
Location:Brent, Westminster
As an Outreach Volunteer you will be assisting Outreach Workers to carry out shifts, adding vital capacity to the team, and enabling us to engage with more rough sleepers who have been referred both via StreetLink and those already known to the team.
Women's Beauty Therapist Volunteer
Location:Kilburn, Hammersmith and Fulham
As a Women’s Beauty Therapist volunteer you will be offering makeovers and/or manicures as well as offering guidance for self-makeovers.
Roma Outreach Volunteer (with translation)
As an Outreach Volunteer you will be assisting outreach workers to support Romanes or Romanian speaking clients face-to-face or over the phone.
Outreach Volunteer (Romanian speaker)
As an Outreach Volunteer you will be assisting our Roma outreach workers on outreach shifts.
Cooking Group Volunteer
Are you keen on cooking? If so then we may have the role for you! As a Cooking Group Volunteer you will be encouraging clients to socialise as they cook, as well as collaborating with staff and clients to decide on recipes, and buy ingredients.
StreetLink London Volunteer
Location:Tower Hamlets
As a Streetlink London Phone Line Volunteer, you will be connecting people who are sleeping rough to local support services in their area that can help to end their homelessness. You will be taking phone calls from people who are sleeping rough, and linking them to vital support services, to help end their rough sleeping.
Fusion Project Support Volunteer
As a Project Support Volunteer you will make a difference by supporting clients to engage with us in various ways at our Fusion project in Bournemouth.
Enhanced First Response Volunteer
As an Enhanced First Response Volunteer, you will drive our hire car and go out with a partner volunteer to look for referrals made by StreetLink, engaging with those found sleeping rough.
First Response Volunteer
Location:Reading, Westminster, Oxford
As a First Response Volunteer, you will help find those rough sleeping quicker, and enable Outreach workers to spend more time supporting those found to move away from the streets.
Gardening Group Volunteer
Location:Westminster, Hounslow, Lewisham
We are looking for volunteers to facilitate regular gardening sessions for our clients, guided by St Mungo’s values.
Fundraising Assistant Volunteer
As a Fundraising Assistant you will be volunteering in our Fundraising team, who are responsible for raising income to help fund our vital services.
Music Volunteer
We are looking for volunteers to facilitate regular music group sessions for our clients, including designing the music sessions to meet the needs of the participants.
Art and Craft Group Volunteer
Can you help inspire our clients through art? We are looking for an Art and Craft Group Volunteer who can facilitate sessions!

Questions about working with us

If you have any questions about the application process – including interview, training, referencing and DBS requirements – please see our FAQ.

St Mungo’s meets the requirements of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and we are committed to safeguarding and protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults. We welcome applications from a wide range of volunteers, including those with criminal records. Having a criminal record does not automatically bar you from volunteering with us; this will depend on the circumstances and background of the offence(s) in relation to the particular volunteer role.

All our client-facing roles will require a DBS check. It will be clearly stated on the volunteer role advert if the role does require a DBS check.

On the application form you will be asked to declare any unspent convictions, or conditional cautions of less than 3 months old. If your role does require a DBS check then during your initial telephone interview, you will be asked to declare all spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings except those “protected” as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

A risk assessment will be completed based on the information you give us and the DBS certificate (if required for the role), taking into account the circumstances and background of the offence(s). Any offer of volunteering is subject to this risk assessment being signed off.

We understand that talking about past experiences can be difficult. If you would prefer to speak to someone face to face or to have a telephone conversation before you apply we would be very happy to support you to do this. Please email or call 0203 856 6160 to arrange this.

As part of any recruitment process, St Mungo’s collects and processes personal data relating to potential volunteers. We are committed to being transparent about how we collect and use that data and to meet our data protection obligations.

What information does the St Mungo’s collect?

We collect a range of information about you. This includes:

  • your name, address and contact details, including email address and telephone number,
  • details of your, skills, experience and motivations for volunteering
  • whether or not you have a disability for which the organisation needs to make reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process
  • information about your criminal record
  • equal opportunities monitoring information, including information about your ethnic origin, sexual orientation, health, and religion or belief

St Mungo’s collects this information in a variety of ways. For example, data might be contained in application forms, CVs, from your passport or other identity documents.

We will also collect personal data about you from third parties, such as references supplied by former employers, educational / training establishments, work experience providers or other appropriate referees you provide, and information from criminal records checks.

Data will be stored in a range of different places, including on your application record, in HR management systems and on other IT systems (including email).

Why does St Mungo’s process personal data?

We process data to administer your volunteering application.

St Mungo’s has a legitimate interest in processing personal data during the recruitment process and for keeping records of the process. Processing data from volunteer applications allows us to manage the recruitment process, assess and confirm a potential volunteer’s suitability for the role they have applied for.

Where we rely on legitimate interests as a reason for processing data, we have considered whether or not those interests are overridden by the rights and freedoms of volunteers and have concluded that they are not.

St Mungo’s processes health information to see if reasonable adjustments can be made to support a potential volunteer’s application.

Where we process other special categories of data, such as information about ethnic origin, sexual orientation, health or religion or belief, this is for equal opportunities monitoring purposes.

For some roles, St Mungo’s is obliged to seek information about criminal convictions and offences. Where we seeks this information, we do so because it is necessary for us to carry out our obligations and exercise specific rights in relation to that volunteering role.

Following the conclusion of any recruitment exercise, St Mungo’s will keep your personal data on file for 6 months to respond to any questions about the process.

Who has access to data?

Your information will be shared internally for the purposes of the recruitment exercise. This includes members of the Volunteering team, volunteer supervisors in the service where the role is based and IT staff and business insight teams if access to the data is necessary for the performance of their roles.

St Mungo’s will not share your data with third parties, unless your application to volunteer is successful. We will then share your data with relevant individuals and organisations (provided by yourself) to obtain references for you, and the Disclosure and Barring Service to obtain necessary criminal records checks.

Subject to the exception below your data will not be processed outside of the European Economic Area (EEA).

Your data will only be processed outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) in the following circumstances:

Where we need to obtain reference information where the referee is not based within the EEA this will require basic data transfer outside of the EEA. In this situation you will have provided the relevant contact details for the referee.

How does the St Mungo’s protect data?

We take the security of your data seriously. We have internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties.

For how long does the St Mungo’s keep data?

If your application to volunteer is unsuccessful, we will will hold your data on file for seven months after the end of the relevant recruitment process.

If your application to volunteer is successful, personal data gathered during the recruitment process will be transferred to your personnel file and retained during your volunteering. The periods for which your data will be held will be provided to you in a new privacy notice.
Your rights

As a data subject, you have a number of rights. You can:

  • access and obtain a copy of your data on request
  • require the organisation to change incorrect or incomplete data
  • require the organisation to delete or stop processing your data, for example where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing
  • object to the processing of your data where the organisation is relying on its legitimate interests as the legal ground for processing; and
  • ask the organisation to stop processing data for a period if data is inaccurate or there is a dispute about whether or not your interests override the organisation’s legitimate grounds for processing data.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact Maya Kotecha, 020 3856 6121, You can make a subject access request by providing proof of your identity and outlining the scope of your request.

If you believe that the organisation has not complied with your data protection rights, you can complain to the Information Commissioner.

What if you do not provide personal data?

You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide data to the organisation during the recruitment process. However, if you do not provide the information, the organisation may not be able to process your application properly or at all.

You are under no obligation to provide information for equal opportunities monitoring purposes and there are no consequences for your application if you choose not to provide such information.