Tag: volunteering

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Laying the foundations

 “I’m being upskilled to work for a contractor. They’re impressed with my work and the qualifications St Mungo’s client, Tommy, shares with Communications Officer, Martin,  the story of how learning new skills has helped transform his life. Read more

Apr 21st | Martin Kitara | Client blogs, Hostels, shelters & projects, Recovery from homelessness, Uncategorized, Volunteering
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On the other side…

The St Mungo’s Peer Advice Link (PAL) helps people make a transition from supported housing to independent living. PAL is staffed entirely by volunteers with experiences of move on services themselves. After years spent in and out of prison, Seth, a PAL volunteer, has regained a sense of purpose in life through volunteering for the […] Read more

Nov 14th | Martin Kitara | Hostels, shelters & projects, Real life stories, Uncategorized, Volunteering
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Our Volunteers – Volunteering Week 2016

It’s Volunteers Week (1-12 June) and we’ve been celebrating the great work that our volunteers do and the huge difference they make to our services and our clients. They’ve shared their stories and the varied experiences that volunteering can bring. Below are just a few of our wonderful volunteers as they explain what makes volunteering at St Mungo’s so rewarding.  If […] Read more

Jun 8th | Iver Morgan | Guest blogs, Real life stories, Volunteering
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Business Coaching for our Clients

It’s Volunteers Week and we are celebrating the huge difference that volunteers make to our clients. One such volunteer is Adrian Saull, a professional Business Start-up Coach who volunteers with St Mungo’s each week to share his skills and experience with clients who wish to develop their business ideas. Here he explains how he helps clients on […] Read more

Jun 2nd | Adrian Saull | Guest blogs, Real life stories, Volunteering
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#GivingTuesday: the antidote to Black Friday?

Our very own Harriet Rimbault was invited to the Houses of Parliament this month to launch #GivingTuesday 2015, the initiative that falls on Tuesday 1 December and asks people to give a little something back. What’s #GivingTuesday all about? Christmas shopping can be stressful enough, but thanks to the added pressure of Black Friday and […] Read more

Nov 24th | Chloe Green | Campaigns, Support, Volunteering
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Tackling homelessness across continents

This week Kate Thomson, our Apprenticeship Coordinator and Iver Morgan, our Head of Volunteering, are travelling to Canada on a funded study trip to gain an insight into how organisations there are seeking to end homelessness. Iver explains more. At 6am this Saturday morning I’ll be walking the streets of Toronto.  Why you may well […] Read more

Oct 14th | Iver Morgan | Guest blogs
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“I was completely struck by his passion”

Our supporters help us in lots of different ways and, wherever we can, we like to help them in return. Some of our corporate supporters, for example, use their work with us as part of their staff development.  Ian Anand, Head of Product Development at Santander Asset Management, recently visited our Bricks and Mortar project […] Read more

Aug 11th | Hayley Conboy | Hostels, shelters & projects, Support, Volunteering
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“Wonderful people it has been a privilege to know”

Jennifer Burnham is an art volunteer at our Argyle Street project in London and a tremendous driving force behind our client-led Homeless Diamonds arts magazine. Read more

Jun 2nd | Jennifer Burnham | Volunteering
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How does volunteering make a difference to our female clients?

Hannah has been volunteering with St Mungo’s Broadway for two months and currently runs a healthy eating session at our north London women’s hostel. She explains how she got involved in volunteering and what makes her role so special. Read more

Jun 1st | Hannah Jackson | Volunteering
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Our trip to Copenhagen

Our Bricks & Mortar project recently received a grant from the European Union and went on a five day trip to Copenhagen to visit various projects in Denmark’s capital. They were accompanied by a group of staff and volunteers from Putting Down Roots and Arlington House. John Gani, Bricks & Mortar Coordinator, explains more. Read more

Jan 27th | John Gani | Hostels, shelters & projects, Volunteering

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