Why volunteer with us?

At Kennedy St, we recognise that some of our most important people are our volunteers. We’re always on the lookout for more bright, committed people who are passionate about making a difference, helping us to reach more people who are interested in recovery. We aim to fit each volunteer’s experience, gifts, skills and knowledge to the different types of roles that we offer. Become a volunteer with us and you could also gain a wide range of valuable skills, experience and knowledge. sNo matter what your background may be, if you’re keen to get involved and you have at least 6 hours per week to spare to volunteer, we’d love to have you on board.

Volunteering broadly fall into two categories: 

  • Recovery support 
  • Professional expertise

“Through volunteering with Kennedy, my confidence and mental health have improved immensely. I have learnt to believe in myself whilst also discovering new gifts, It has really kept me mentally challenged especially during lockdown and Clare, Kevin and the team are very welcoming, inspirational and warm”

GA KennedyStCiO Volunteer

“Volunteering at Kennedy Street has given me some structure to my week, a great sense of purpose and above all a fantastic feeling of connection with a vibrant community of committed and supportive volunteers. Already it’s helped me on my own personal journey of recovery from mental health breakdown and given me hope for the future.”

JS KennedyStCiO Volunteer


Our recovery volunteers are people with lived experience of recovery from addiction who are ready and willing to give something back to their community whilst also developing their gifts, talents & employability skills.  They get involved in everything from training, project delivery, fundraising and supporting people who use our services.


Our business volunteers don’t necessarily have direct experience of addiction. They are compassionate people who share our values and are happy to donate their time and professional expertise. They may come from a corporate background, the public sector or be self-employed. We especially welcome flexible people with a broad range of business skills and experience. We also offer all our volunteers learning opportunities to encourage mental resilience, personal growth and business skills development. 


There are so many ways you can join and support #KennedyStCiO. Becoming volunteer, secure a corporate sponsorship or partnership, and get involved in fundraising. We really value your commitment to us to enable us to change lives for the better.