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Volunteering

What does volunteering mean to St Martins?

  • Offering support through formalised volunteer roles
  • Making a difference to the people who use our services
  • Develop skills and experience
  • Access to training opportunities
  • Avenues to employment

Click on the headings below to find out about the different ways to volunteer at St Martins and how to apply.

Across all St Martins’ services, the people who use them have many differing needs and complexities. The aim of the LDS Programme is to adopt a ‘can do’ attitude that will incorporate an individual’s needs into a variety of initiatives and programmes offering practical and holistic avenues for learning, development and support, with the overall aim of increasing a person’s wellbeing through meaningful activities, courses and tailored support.

Volunteer roles within the LDS Programme include:

  • 1 to 1 support
  • Facilitation and/or assistance with activity groups and new initiatives
  • Assistance with ‘home’ environments (e.g. one off cleans, light decorating)
  • Support to those who use our services and who are in hospital
  • Any identified and relevant pathways

Please contact Michael Emeney on 01603 699150 or michael.emeney@stmartinshousing.org.uk  for further information and an informal chat.

Our Donation Station is based at 33 Bishopsgate in Norwich and is the contact point for donated items to be dropped off and distributed to people supported by St Martins. In addition, in summer 2021 we will be opening a charity shop in the Anglia Square area of Norwich. Both Donations Stations provide work experience and volunteering opportunities to people supported by St Martins. We welcome applications from members of the public to volunteer in the charity shop.

Contact nicola.king@stmartinshousing.org.uk if you are interested or would like further information.

If you would like to volunteer to raise funds for St Martins, we would love to hear from you!

  • We hold an annual street collection in Norwich city centre throughout December and invite volunteers to commit to a time slot during the street collection. Buckets and tabards are provided.
  • We regularly hold supermarket collections and need volunteers to collect cash and contactless donations from customers
  • We also sell charity Christmas cards in Norwich city centre from October – December and have vacancies for volunteers to sign up for a weekly slot.

If you would like to help in any of these ways, please contact fundraising@stmartinshousing.org.uk 

We encourage people to hold their own fundraising activities – such as bake sales and sponsored events. There is information and resources for community fundraisers here.