SSJ was established in 1972 by a group of volunteers who were passionate about helping homeless people in Southampton. Volunteers still play an essential role in our work, helping us to provide the best possible support to homeless and vulnerable people in the Hampshire area.

If you would like to get involved, there are lots of ways to do so!


There is always plenty to do in our fundraising department, whatever area of fundraising you are interested in.

Whether you would like to work on awareness campaigns, write applications to charitable trusts on our behalf, contact local businesses to ask for their support, enter information into our database or even stuff envelopes, we would really appreciate your help.

Really wanting to make fundraising my career, volunteering with the Society of St James’ fundraising team gave me real insight and valuable experience! I can’t recommend volunteering highly enough.


jamies volunteers

Jamie’s Computers

Jamie’s Computers is our IT recycling project, which provides work and training opportunities for socially excluded people.

Jamie’s is looking for innovative, motivated volunteers to provide support in all areas of the business.

This is a unique opportunity which is both challenging and rewarding. You can find our more at the Jamie’s Computers website.

I do a bit of everything, warehousing, being out in the van collections, collecting the IT equipment…I’m really proud to be part of the team.


Re-Cycle Bikes

Our bicycle recycling project, Re-Cycle Bikes, requires the help and support of those with sound bike knowledge to assist with training others. Find out how to get in touch with the team here.




A group of the Rewind Volunteers delivering Education talks


Our successful drugs project, The Bridge, is often in need of volunteers.  The B2V volunteers play an essential role in the service and help with the day-to-day running of The Bridge.

This includes welcoming visitors to The Bridge, being the first point of contact for phone calls and supporting people through all stages of their recovery journey.

You can find out more about B2V here.

Volunteering with B2V has led to so many fantastic opportunities for me and best of all I have made some brilliant new friends! I’m so grateful to the B2V programme for this.



If you are interested in any of these volunteering opportunities please fill in this contact form: