Homeless and Hunger relief charities work tirelessly to improve the lives of those living without basic human necessities such as food, clothing and shelter.
People find themselves homeless and/or hungry for countless reasons including poverty, family neglect, drug addiction and/or following a disaster or emergency. In these situations, it is often only the kindness of others that gets people through.
If you are passionate about helping those less fortunate, there are several ways you can volunteer your time from helping at a local soup kitchen to becoming a mentor.
What kind of roles are available?
If you have a professional background in a healthcare field (medicine, dentistry, optometry) or even in beauty therapy then why not volunteer to offer health advice and basic treatment to the homeless through charities such as Crisis?
Crisis runs schemes at certain times of year e.g. Christmas, where they welcome homeless people in to their centres and offer them a range of free services to help set them up for the year ahead. Hours and commitment for roles such as these are usually variable and can be discussed with the charity.