Our Volunteers

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Arc is very grateful to our wonderful volunteers who give up their time to support our clients and the services we offer.

We couldn’t function without their skills, enthusiasm and dedication! Volunteering can be fun as well as fulfilling and can make a great difference in our community.

Our volunteers help in many different ways from preparing food in our hostel kitchen to assisting with donation collections, fundraising and events!

Here are some examples of our current volunteers and what they get up to…


"I'm Simon and I volunteer as a buddy supporting a client who lives locally. This support takes the form of meeting up once a week for a coffee or a walk.  We chat about all sorts of things and usually have a laugh!

"My role is centred around providing encouragement, building motivation, self-confidence, and belief on often a whole range of issues. 

"These meeting are so beneficial to both of us, and we have struck up a real friendship already!"   


“My name is Jo and I relocated to this area from London recently.  Having just retired and not knowing anyone, joining the Arc volunteering team was ideal for me 

“I volunteer once a week in the kitchen helping Lisa (kitchen manager) to prepare and serve meals to the clients. I am always amazed what creations can be made from good simple and honest ingredients. Lisa is often complimented for the food she prepares.  

“I would highly recommend volunteering to anyone considering it.  I have met many interesting people who have had and continue to have challenging lives.  It is very rewarding.” 

If you're interested in volunteering, please get in touch with our volunteer co-ordinator, Emma Dunn by emailing her: [email protected]  or calling 07395 886595.


We can help

Whether you're sleeping on the streets, sofa surfing or at risk of becoming homeless, we can help. No matter your background or what led to your homelessness, we can help you to find suitable accommodation and support within our services.

Support Us

We could not do it without the kind support from our community, helping us to provide the services our clients need. Thank you to everyone who is there for us and our clients. 


Our accommodation offerings are based on the different support needs of our clients, to ensure we can provide a personalised approach for each individual.

Arc Academy

Many of our volunteers help with our in-house college, providing activities and courses for our clients to help them build on skills, self confidence and gain qualifications. 

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