A stepping stone to a new career for Emma

megan2754 Volunteer stories

  ‘I given my time, but I’ve got a lot back…’ Emma has been volunteering with the 999 Club since June and, after training sessions with Learning & Activities Coordinator Zisca, facilitated creative writing workshops once a week in the Gateway. After a period out of the workplace, volunteering helped her remember her old skills and regain her confidence, ‘I’ve …

Support for our service users. Joe volunteers his time to help.

Joe looks after our service users

david2643 Volunteer stories

As a local resident, homelessness is a visible problem and has become more of a problem over the years since I moved here. I feel strongly opposed to the austerity that we are living in and wanted to give back with my free time. I enjoy the work I do at the 999 Club but more so, I wanted to support …



Julia Sang Volunteer stories

“I like meeting guests” I heard about the 999 via Bromley Reform Synagogue where I am a member. I have a friend at Synagogue who was a volunteer, when I found out the 999 Club was in Deptford and very near to where I live, I thought I would find out more. I first volunteered during the day, but as …

Liz and Tim

Liz & Tim

Julia Sang Volunteer stories

“We cook for Winter Night Shelter guests” We first heard about the 999 Club through our church – St Alfege in Greenwich. A group of people had got together to cook dinners for the guests at the winter night shelter. I am retired and wanted to support a charity that helped homeless people, so I joined the cooking teams. It …

Shane getting a certificate of appreciate from Peter Wood


Julia Sang Volunteer stories

“Why do I help at the 999 Club?” A question I have been asked by friends and family at different times. I do feel that I have been very lucky in my life and many years ago I wanted to ‘do’ something to help others who are having difficult times. I like to interact with people and I like to …

Simone and Bike Freedom


Julia Sang Volunteer stories

“The Bike Freedom project helps people get around the city…” I have been a volunteer at the 999 Club since June 2014. I started off serving tea and coffee in the drop in. I loved it – speaking to the service users and doing the service shift. One day a service user had to get to a very important appointment …


Julia Sang Volunteer stories

“I use BSL to interpret for deaf service users…” I am profoundly deaf since birth. It is difficult for me to speak but I can communicate very well by using writing notepads as necessary. I talked to someone on the staff of the 999 Club and explained that I would like to be a volunteer, helping homeless people who are …

David MacGregor


Julia Sang Volunteer stories

“I use my coding skills to update the website…” I’m a biologist and freelance virtual assistant supporting a variety of small and medium sized businesses. Shortly after deciding that I wanted to offer my services to a charity, I was approached by the 999 Club. I chose to support them because they not only give a helping hand to people living on the …