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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. There are opportunities at St Martins to work directly with the people we support. We can tailor a volunteering role in order to suit your interests and availability. Some people come to us over a period of eight weeks or so to get a full taste of volunteering at St Martins, others might come to us every week to lead or assist in an activity.

Volunteer roles can 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)

Please contact Gemma or Zena on 01603 699150 or / for further information and an informal chat.

If you would like to apply for a role please complete an application form and send it to Gemma on the email above

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 

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.

Sometimes groups of colleagues get together and volunteer at St Martins for a team-building day. It might be gardening at one of our hostels, painting a room at one of our premises, or helping sort donations. Usually it is some sort of practical help for half a day or a day. These opportunities occasionally arise, and we can work with you to find a project that suits your group. If you are interested, please contact