Work Placements and Volunteer Opportunities

Local businesses can really help to improve the lives and the futures of people affected by homelessness and other problems by offering opportunities to undertake work placements and volunteering placements.

Our experience shows that the majority of people who we support have had successful lives and jobs before their circumstances changed. A key focus for us in supporting people back into successful independent living is to help them regain their confidence and skills to help them back into the world of work.

Our service users tell us how rewarding and fulfilling it is for them when they can access opportunities to help them develop work-related skills so that they can look forward to a fulfilling life when they are ready to move on. We offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities in our own services, which have changed many peoples’ lives for the better, and we know how rewarding this is, not just for our service users, but also for our staff who play a part in helping people learn new skills.

We are currently working in partnership with Premier Inn, SLG Decor in Portsmouth and Greggs to offer voluntary work placements, resulting in permanent employment for some people.

If you think you would be able to offer work placements or volunteering opportunities in your business please contact us at fundraising@ssj.org.uk and we’ll be happy to work with you.