Groundswell believes that experience of homelessness is an asset – and that through volunteering that asset can be used to support others who are experiencing homelessness and change policy and services to make them more effective.
Volunteering can also provide the structure and support that can help people move further away from homelessness and make a bigger contribution to our communities. As one of our volunteers explains:
“As a Peer you can share your experience and show there is a solution, then clients can find their own confidence and begin advocating for themselves.”
Volunteering is at the centre of Groundswell’s work. We offer volunteering opportunities to people who have experienced homelessness in the form of Peer Advocacy, Peer Education and Peer Research. All our volunteering opportunities are supported by our Volunteer Progression Programme.
Current Volunteering Roles
Groundswell Homeless Health Peer Roles
Role Title: Women’s Homeless Health – In Reach Volunteer, Homeless Health – In Reach Volunteer, Homeless Health Peer Advocacy Service (HHPA)
Location: Central London
Application deadline: Ongoing
Opportunity type: Volunteer Role
We are currently open to applications for three volunteering roles that are aimed at supporting homeless people to address their health needs. The role is only for people who have been homeless themselves, who can use their own experiences to support others.