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Volunteering For Homeless Charities In Leicester

Volunteering For Homeless Charities In Leicester

Homelessness is on the rise in Leicester. In June 2018, 150 households were living in temporary accommodation, up from just 14 at the same point the year before. Sixty-six of these households included families with children living in hostels, while the number of rough sleepers is increasing in the UK's eighth-largest city by population.

We have a national problem that we need to solve, so there's every chance you may be considering getting involved with homeless charities in Leicester. Volunteering is a fantastic way to help out, giving you the chance to make a real difference in your local community.

If you want to begin volunteering, Leicester has several homeless charities you can lend your support to. Whether you're looking to build up your CV for a career in the charity sector, or you simply have some free time in your schedule you want to fill by helping a great cause, read on for more information on some of the Leicester charities that need your help.



As one of the UK's foremost homeless charities, Crisis was founded in 1967. The charity has helped tens of thousands of people leave homelessness behind, while also carrying out important research and fighting for change through a range of campaigns.

People's Postcode Lottery players have raised over £6 Million so far for Crisis. You could get involved with local fundraising efforts in Leicester or check for Crisis volunteering opportunities near you.

Depaul UK

As one of the UK's leading homeless charities, Depaul UK quickly grew from a local London charity to become an international force in the fight against homelessness. Only founded in 1989, it now boasts a presence in countries such as France, the Republic of Ireland and America, and offers several services and initiatives.

Our players have raised over £12 Million so far for Depaul. You could help out the charity by opening up your home as a Nightstop host or by volunteering with Depaul UK.

Emmaus Leicestershire & Rutland

With a centre on Ashby Road in Hinckley less than 14 miles from the centre of Leicester, Emmaus Leicestershire & Rutland is one of around 30 residential sites run by Emmaus across the UK. Tracing its origins back to 1992, the charity provides accommodation for homeless people while they strive to win back their independence.

Emmaus Leicestershire & Rutland has several charity shops in the local area that always need volunteers, while you could also get involved with running its online shop. You can also help out as a volunteer driver or at the centre itself, while the charity is often on the lookout for carpenters who can restore vintage and antique furniture.


If you'd like to know more about getting involved in volunteering in your community, take a look at our Local Causes page and find opportunities near you.

Our players also help a wide range of deserving Charities. They've raised hundreds of millions of pounds for good causes to date. If you'd like to join us in supporting deserving projects, sign up today.

Last updated: 30/06/2021

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