Local charities and voluntary groups supporting people who are homeless need your support to end street homelessness. 

The best way to help is to donate money that is currently needed across the city.  We will also post on this page a call out for any items we require or volunteer opportunities that you can apply for.

There are three ways to donate money



Register as a volunteer

From time to time some of the Safer off the Streets agencies and charities need the help of volunteers to assist with a wide variety of tasks and services. This can range from administration tasks, mentoring, transport, DIY, skill share, or just someone to talk to. All volunteers play a crucial role in preventing and ending street homelessness and helping people rebuild lives. We will advertise below any new volunteering roles across Peterborough when they become available.

Garden House volunteers needed Could you offer a few hours to support people in getting off the streets?  The Garden House opened last month and is run by the Light Project charity. It is a beautiful building in the heart of Peterborough offering information, advice and support to those who are sleeping on our streets. Set in idyllic grounds, our guests can enjoy a safe and warm welcome whilst receiving housing, health, benefits and job search support. We require volunteers to cover morning shifts 9.30am-1pm and afternoon shifts 1pm-4.30pm every day except Thursday. To find our more about this exciting opportunity, please email chrissy@lightprojectpeterborough.org.uk

The following charities / organisation regularly need volunteers: Peterborough Foodbank YMCA Peterborough Hope into Action Peterborough Keep up to date with volunteering opportunities by signing up to the Safer off the Streets e-newsletter and/or follow Safer off the Streets Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts.

Offer/donate items

Food Over 90% of food distributed by foodbanks is donated by the public – that’s why food donations are vital.  Peterborough Foodbank lists food items urgently needed as well as food donation points where you can drop off food donations. Donations can also be made to the Peterborough Foodbank Warehouse Tuesdays and Fridays between 10am-1pm. Items need to be taken to the Foodbank warehouse, Unit 24 Alfric Square, Woodston, PE2 7JP. Please note the warehouse and food donation points are for food donations only, if you have a voucher please visit one of our foodbank centres.

Furniture Furniture items can be donated to Care Zone at 11 Titan Drive, Fengate, Peterborough, PE1 5XN Monday, Tuesday and Friday 10am-3pm.

Bedding and kitchen items If you would like to help us make a difference to the lives of young people in your community you can make a donation to our ‘Moving On’ starter packs. Anyone wishing to make donations to Time Stop please email Time Stop Housing Manager: karen.milford@ymcatrinity.org.uk

Property Lease a house to Hope into Action for five years, who take on refurbishment, maintenance and find suitable tenants. For more details visit www.peterborough.hopeintoaction.org.uk/invest