Homelessness accommodation volunteer

Make a difference in our hostels

Roles available in Canterbury, Dover and Margate

You’ll ensure that people who’ve experienced homelessness have somewhere safe and welcoming to call home.

Working as part of our hostel team, you will make up welcome packs of food and essentials for people who are moving into a Porchlight property from the streets. You’ll carry out room checks. These are to make sure that our residents have comfortable and living spaces where they can recover from the trauma they’ve experienced. You will also help our hostel team to carry out some administrative tasks.

If you’re passionate about helping people get to where they want to be in life, we want to hear from you.

What we need from you

  • A desire to help people who’ve experienced homelessness
  • An empathetic and compassionate approach to helping others
  • Two references will be required

You’ll receive a full induction and training to prepare you for your role. You’ll also receive ongoing support once you’ve started.


To apply for this role please download and complete our application form and email it to volunteer@porchlight.org.uk


  • Canterbury
  • Dover
  • Margate (and some surrounding areas)

The benefits of volunteering

You’ll develop your skills and gain valuable work experience in a reputable charity. You will receive full travel expenses and be provided with any equipment needed to carry out this role. You can also access any relevant courses in the Porchlight training programme.