How to help




Volunteers are an integral part of The Welcome Organisation's work. They bring experience and skills which complement the work of our paid staff. 


For our latest volunteering opportunities and a downloadable volunteering application form visit:


A wide range of volunteering opportunities are available as follows:


  • Drop-In Volunteer: As a Drop-In Volunteer you will assist with the preparation and serving of food, the laundering of clothes and sleeping bags and/or the sorting of donations. You can volunteer Monday to Sunday either 10:00 - 14:00 or 17:00 - 21:00.
  • Outreach Volunteer: As an Outreach Volunteer you will assist with distributing sleeping bags and food to those who are at risk of sleeping rough. You can volunteer Monday to Sunday 21:00 - 00:00. In order to volunteer with Outreach you must have a full driving licence (with no more than three penalty points) and be aged 25 or over.


At present all night outreach posts are filled. However, we are creating a list of volunteers who are prepared to provide cover at short notice:


  • Divis Volunteer: As a Divis Volunteer you will assist our staff team in providing accommodation to vulnerable females who are at risk of rough sleeping. You can volunteer Monday to Sunday 21:00 - 00:00. In order to volunteer in Divis you must be female
  • Administration Volunteer: As an Administration Volunteer you will assist with the completion of administrative tasks. A time for volunteering can be agreed between each
  • Administrative Volunteer and the Homelessness Services Manager.
  • Opportunities also exist in the areas of Fundraising, Social Media and Programme Delivery.


If you would like to volunteer, and have the skills and experience to assist in these areas please feel free to contact our Homelessness Services Manager for further information.


If you decide that you would like to volunteer with The Welcome Organisation, your application for a volunteer post will be processed as part of the Volunteer Recruitment Day. In order to complete the recruitment process you will need to complete an Application Form, Access NI Form and provide three forms of identification. You will also be required to complete a short interview and to attend a training day. Our training days take place on a Saturday. The Recruitment Process can take between six to eight weeks to complete.


Unfortunately we cannot provide volunteer opportunities to those who are under eighteen years of age. We are also unable to provide one-off volunteering opportunities to those who would like to assist us on special occasions such as Christmas Day.


If you are interested or would like to know more, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Sam Brush on 028 9024 0424 or email


Open from 8am to 10pm, 365 days of the year. Contact us now on:


 028 90 240424 / Outreach Team: 07849 931047

The Welcome Organisation is a Registered Charity – Number XR 8945/1 with Company Limited by Guarantee Northern Ireland status

Reg NI 070562. Our registered address is Unit 36, 28 Townsend Street Belfast BT13 2ES