Our bucket collections are a really fun, flexible and easy way to volunteer to help raise vital funds for homelessness services across London.

This year, we are launching a fundraising appeal to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, which will take place from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019. Unfortunately, homelessness and mental health conditions often go hand in hand; 47 per cent of the people we support have a mental health diagnosis and many more have slipped through the gaps, unsupported by statutory mental health services.

Currently, many of our clients struggle to access mental health services as there is limited support available for individuals suffering from complex needs (substance addiction & mental ill-health) – we want to change this, by providing psychology and psychotherapy services within our hostels.

Station collections provide an opportunity for SHP to raise much-needed funds whilst raising awareness about homelessness and our work across London. They are also a great opportunity for team building/group volunteering.

Location, Dates and Times available:

How will I make a difference?

By volunteering at one station for two hours you could help raise over £500. This could provide over ten hours of psychotherapy support for a hostel resident, helping them to take the final steps to independence and a fulfilling life.

What will I be doing?

You will collect as part of a team of between two and eight people including an SHP Team Leader. You are welcome to volunteer for as many or as few volunteer shifts as you like, all we ask is that you:

  • are a strong team player
  • are a confident public speaker
  • are enthusiastic and passionate about helping to prevent homelessness
  • are patient and friendly
  • are punctual
  • can commit to watching a 10-minute training video

Through bucket collections you will gain:

  • Experience in public fundraising
  • Satisfaction from knowing you have helped to support people experiencing homelessness in London
  • Increased understanding about homelessness and the charity sector.
  • The opportunity to build confidence. 

We’ll make sure that you have everything you need on the day – from buckets or contactless donation machines to our bold t-shirts and fancy dress. Just arrive ready to help us raise money to fund our vital services across London.

Interested in taking part?

Register as a Volunteer here.


If you have any questions or would like to register a team of volunteers, please contact Rebecca in the Fundraising team on 020 3695 6709 or via email on [email protected]