Sorters and/or Befriending and Outreach Volunteers

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Street Friends Helping the Homeless Aberdeen is working towards a brighter future for homeless people, vulnerable and people in poverty.

With dignity Street Friends Helping the Homeless offer fresh chilled sandwiches and desserts as meals, food parcels for a few days, clothing, pet food, toiletries/condoms/sanitary products to those most in need as a result of homeless, poverty or vulnerable. We have established links with specialist services. When we befriend, we keep a note anonymously, on how people are doing, if they are in danger/emergency they are given immediate help. If they wish to progress we can use the referrals to get people to the correct professional service.

We offer kindness, empathy, friendship and safe choices if people wish to pursue them.

As our outreach grows we need more volunteers to help with aspects such as sorting food donations, storage and with city centre outreach and driving.

We have a full volunteer pathway with training opportunities and all help makes a real difference and is always greatly appreciated. For more information about volunteering with Street Friends Helping the Homeless please contact Sam Raion, Communications Secretary at email

Organisation aims and objectives

The relief of the needs of homeless people in the City of Aberdeen and in furtherance of this by; i) The provision of food, clothing and other necessities for homeless people ii) Reaching out to homeless people by street work iii) Working in partnership with other bodies to achieve the purposes










Flexible times and days available to help volunteering.


Anyone under 18 years of age is very welcome to help providing we receive parental consent to volunteer.
Experience required: Confidence for talking to people in the city centre, empathy and kindness – we have a volunteer pathway with courses which can be undertaken.
Travel details: We distribute food in Aberdeen City Centre (by Marks & Spencers, St Nicholas Quadrangle, Aberdeen). We also undertake outreach and befriending in Aberdeen. The befriending/outreach sessions are currently Weds 18:15 and Sunday 16:45 for a few hours. Donations sorters are at our storage facility in Holland Street (people can help anytime Monday to Sunday). Drivers needed regularly and can have receipts/mileage refunded Visit us:


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We collate volunteers hours and any volunteer expenses monthly, issuing the next month. We ask all volunteers speak to our treasurer before claiming expenses, so there are no misunderstandings – as we are not funded but run by volunteers and donation led.
Training details: Good support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. We have a full volunteer pathway with training opportunities. All volunteer help is greatly appreciated.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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Last updated 3 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.