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Volunteer

Our volunteers work alongside companions (the formerly homeless people we support) and staff in everyday tasks and activities to support our community and busy social enterprises.

We currently have volunteers helping in support, workshop/ warehouse and online sales and are looking for more!

Volunteer drivers

Want an active role volunteering in our van crew? You’d need to commit to a minimum of one day a week and be confident in driving a 3.5 tonne truck around Bristol. You’ll be working with an experienced crew collecting and delivering pre-loved furniture. We are also looking for shop volunteers who already have retail experience.

If you are interested contact us

A worker takes a photo of a vase ready to list it on ebay

Online Listing Volunteer

A great role if you already have some basic IT skills and a love of eclectic pre-loved treasure! You’d be:

  • Researching & photographing items to list online   
  • Dispatching; helping to prepare, pack and post sold items.
  • Part of a fun team based in our warehouse in Stokes Croft BS2 8QJ.

Specialists – Do you have a particular interest or specialism? This could be anything from books, antiques, fashion or jewellery to Pokémon cards. Please mention this when you contact us. We’d love to hear from you.

If you are interested contact us

What to expect?

What can volunteers expect

A warm welcome, training needed to fulfil their roles, and the opportunity to attend Emmaus UK events and training. If you’re looking to get experience or get back to work after a break, we’re a great place to build confidence, gain skills and get a reference.

If you just want to use your spare time to make a difference, we’re a friendly organisation where you can meet great people, and things are always interesting. Working alongside our companions, you will also positively and directly affect the lives of formerly homeless people.

Please note all volunteers must be over 18 years of age.

Team volunteering

Work for a local business and want to bring a team to help? We have a regularly updated list of team volunteering projects that also make great team building activities.


Team building and corporate volunteering opportunities at Emmaus Bristol

Emmaus Bristol helps homeless people by providing a home and work experience so that they can re-build their lives in a stable, welcoming and encouraging environment, gain valuable employability skills and get the support they need. We welcome volunteers from businesses to help us improve life for the people we support, and in so doing, providing a great team building activity too.

Why do we charge for team volunteering?

We are a small, local charity with a small staff team. As well as needing lovely volunteers to help us with projects, we also need the resources to make the projects happen, whether that’s bags of compost, tins of paint, or extra staff for the day to help lead a group. We can also order in lunch for your group (additional charge) or you can bring or order in your own. Note that all prices quoted are ex VAT.


Contact us for more details and to book: