Emmanuel House exists to support homeless, vulnerable or isolated adults in and around Nottingham. They provide diverse and accessible services that meet basic needs and empower individuals to make positive changes in their lives.

They welcome 60-100 each weekday and 30-50 at weekends. Nearly 200 new Visitors (service users) with complex and multiple needs each year.

They serve roughly 70 hot meals a day. They rely on volunteers with up to 60 supporting our staff each week.

Volunteers are essential in providing practical help, improving the quality of what they do and in creating the friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Volunteering within Emmanuel House

There are a number of different roles you can do, such as helping in the shop, the kitchen or on reception. Emmanuel house are also keen to utilise any skills you have!.

Winter shelter

The Winter Shelter runs between the winter months of November to March providing approximately 22 beds per night to rough-sleeping individuals. Individual needs are assessed at Emmanuel House where individuals, if necessary, are referred to this temporary accommodation provided in local church hall.

The shelter provides emergency shelter, acceptance, physical and emotional support, and encouragement in making positive changes in the lives of our guests including securing long term accommodation solutions. Winter Shelter operates across five different church halls and is operated by a team of coordinators, project workers and volunteers managed by Emmanuel House.

There are opportunities to volunteer every day, mostly in the mornings but not exclusively, they are happy to work with what you can offer. You will be consulted about your availability well in advance of specific dates and times. Volunteers are always in control of what they want to offer.

1) Click on the 'Register Your Interest' button to contact the SVC for more details

2) We will send you an application form and contact details for Emmanuel House to apply

3) Once Emmanuel House have received your application form they will get in contact with you

Emmanuel House supports Homeless people in Nottingham all year round, providing a range of services for homeless and vulnerable people including advice and support. Donations of any sort are accepted throughout the year.  Emmanuel House also has a range of volunteering opportunities.

Contact Details

Student Volunteer Centre (SVC)

UoN Students' Union

C Floor, Portland Building

University Park,

Nottingham, NG7 2RD


0115 846 8750



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