Volunteer for us

Porchlight is always looking for volunteers to help support people who are homeless or vulnerable and living in the community.

Volunteers play an important part in the work we do and give up their time for many reasons: experience of working for a homelessness charity, developing skills they already have, or simply giving something back to the area in which they live.

Whatever the reason, we’ll make sure volunteering isn’t just a one-way street. We want you to learn about what we do and you’ll also be treated as one of the team, meaning we’ll take your opinions and ideas on board. 

If you are interested in applying for a volunteering role please complete our Microsoft Office document iconapplication form

Depending on the activity, inductions and training will be provided to prepare you for your role. Some volunteer roles may require you to have a DBS check. Please note that we ask for a volunteering commitment of at least six months so that you and our clients can properly benefit from the experience.

Volunteer opportunities


As well as helping us support people towards a better future, you'll get the opportunity to learn new skills as part of our work in communities across Kent.

Here's how you can get involved.

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Who are our volunteers?


Whatever your motivation or interests, we can guarantee a rewarding experience.

Here's what some of our volunteers had to say about giving up time for Porchlight.

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Porchlight volunteers

Best practice in volunteer management


The REVAMP quality mark recognises that we offer meaningful and well-supported volunteering opportunities.

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