at the Bridge Mentoring Plus Scheme



Volunteering can be a very rewarding experience, and anyone from the age of 16 can become a volunteer at The Bridge MPS. Through guidance and training we will help you to develop practical skills and gain qualifications that can support routes in to further education and career development.

If you are interested in volunteering with The Bridge please read through the information below, give us a call on 01656 647 891 or email hello@the bridgemps.org.uk

Why Volunteer?

People choose to volunteer for a variety of different reasons. For some, volunteering offers the chance to give something back to their community or make a difference to fellow community members. For others, volunteering provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge.

Regardless of the what motivates people to undertake volunteering opportunities, the shared experiences can be both challenging and very rewarding.

Opportunities For Volunteers

  • Group support sessions (helping youth workers and tutors)

  • Mentoring/befriending (supporting young people in groups)

  • 1-2-1 mentoring (opportunities to mentor young persons on a 1-2-1 basis)

  • Group leader (organising activities with the youth programme)

  • Administration (assisting and supporting staff in an office environment)

  • Reception (handling phone calls and greeting people)

  • Marketing (designing leaflets and posters etc.)

  • Fundraising (organising events and opportunities)

  • Cleaning/caretaking (alongside staff members)

  • Gardening (learn new skills alongside a trained gardener)

  • Customer service (serving the public in our coffee bar)

  • Finance (learn how the finance department works and undertake administration activities)

  • Food preparation (assist in the preparation of food and beverages in our level 5 rated kitchen in The Zone)

  • Translation (use your language skills)

  • Become a Trustee and sit on the Board

Feedback from volunteers and from people who have received support from volunteers

I became a volunteer at theZone because they have done so much for me while I am homelss so I wanted to give something back to the people that have helped.



The staff at theZone are kind and polite to the homless people. They are respectful and I am going to be a volunteer at theZone as they are lovely to us all.


CE (under 25 volunteer)

I became a volunteer at theZone because they have done so much for me while I am homelss so I wanted to give something back to the people that have helped.



I came to theZone as a homeless person accessing the winter provision. I got on well with the staff and other volunteers and offered to do some volunteering and this helped me use my skills whilst giving something back.  Recently I have managed to get a job and a place to live which I am really pleased about.  My life has taken a turn for the best but I will still be keeping in touch with those I got to know in the BridgeMPS.

ML (under 25 volunteer)

During my time volunteering at theZone I've spent a lot of time communicating with the people there, developing relationships with them.  I sometimes make and serve drinks as well as cleaing the area.  Whilst being there I have gone on to do some courses such as what is volunteering and health and safety and its importance.  I have definately gained a lot of confidence as well as impoving my communication skills.

EWJ (under 25 volunteer)

i enjoy volunteering at theZone because it has given me the opportunity to improve my skills in communication and working with others of all walks of life. I have also gto myself a job as a waitress in  a local retaurant because it helped motivate me.



If you would like to know more information about our volunteer programme please give us a call on 01656 647891 or email us at hello@thebridgemps.org.uk.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at The Bridge please feel free to complete and submit the form listed below and a member of the team will get in touch with you to discuss further.

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