Corporate Volunteering

At Cyrenians we tackle the causes and consequences of homelessness in your local community. From tackling food insecurity, to securing accommodation with wrap-around support, to working with families through our mediation services, to exploring employment opportunities and supporting people to meet their full potential, our projects change lives for the better. With your help we can take that a step further.

Corporate volunteering with Cyrenians is a great way to engage with our work and enjoy a unique team-building experience. Benefits include: 

  • A chance to make a real difference in your local community
  • An outstanding sense of achievement for all who take part
  • An excellent public relations opportunity
  • Low cost

We currently have corporate volunteering opportunities at our Walled Garden and FareShare Depot, which we can tailor to your needs.  

You'll be provided health and safety training on site, supervision throughout, and learn more about the work we do.

Why Cyrenians?

Volunteering is at the heart of what we do and we’ve got a great track record of delivering successful corporate volunteering opportunities for local and national businesses. In the last year we've hosted more than 400 corporate volunteers across our projects.

But don’t take our word for it! We’ve received some amazing feedback too:

“We had such a fantastic afternoon, it was all really well organised – Sam was fab as our coordinator – and such a satisfying and great team building activity, everyone worked really hard and we got loads of orders packed up and ready to go.”

- Marisa, Artemis Fund Managers

“I found it incredibly inspiring. The people working there were wonderful, helpful and thankful for all the help. I would certainly volunteer there again!"

- Volunteer from Addepar

What does it involve?

Linburn Walled Garden

Our Linburn Walled Garden in Wilkieston, West Lothian is one of our newest projects.  We're working to create a blossoming therapeutic garden for veterans – an oasis of calm in an otherwise stressful and chaotic world. 

Starting at 10am and working into the afternoon, volunteers will undertake a variety of tasks including weeding, harvesting, planting, and barrowing. Watch as the garden, and its people, bloom into a place of reflection and remembrance thanks to the work you do. 

Remember to bring some wellies, appropriate outdoor clothing, and your green fingers!

Up to 15 volunteers can help at the garden. Car-sharing would be appreciated due to limited parking space. 

FareShare Depot

Our FareShare Depot in Leith is a thriving surplus food hub connecting the local community to good quality food that otherwise would go to landfill. 

From packaging printing errors, to over-ordering issues, we work with major retailers and suppliers such as the Co-op, Tesco and Asda to redirect high quality food to those who need it most. Right now, we’re distributing the equivalent of 20,000 meals a week to our local community. 

Your team will work with our depot staff to help pick, pack and deliver orders, helping us ensure that nobody goes hungry and that good food doesn't go to waste.

We can offer a half-day experience for 4-6 people and for larger groups on request.

How much does it cost?

We ask for a suggested volunteering donation of £50 per head for organisations that are given a budget to support this. Please note this is only suggested and we'd be happy to work out a bespoke opportunity to suit you if this isn’t the case.

Get in touch with your enquiry

Please let us know expected group size, and any preferred dates to consider when planning your opportunity. We’re looking forward to hosting your team!

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