From volunteer to priest

During National Volunteers’ Week, one of the Centre’s volunteers, Ross, will become a priest of the Diocese of Portsmouth. Here Ross shares why he decided to volunteer with the Centre as part of his training to become a priest and what it was like to work with young people wanting to turn their lives around. As part of our formation […]


A varied experience of work

The Centre was very grateful to have two enthusiastic volunteers from London Nautical School helping out across various services last week.


Centre’s volunteers praised in House of Lords debate

At a debate in the House of Lords this week, Lord Touhig praised the diversity of volunteers at the Cardinal Hume Centre and the support they give to the hundreds of people who come to the Centre for support each month.


Nadeisha’s Story

Nadeisha started volunteering in our hostel at the beginning of this year, returning to the Centre 18 years after receiving help here herself.


Volunteers’ Week BBQ 2015 – photos

Volunteers’ Week 2015 was a great success! We really wanted to highlight all the incredible work our volunteers do and let them know how much we appreciate them.


Volunteers’ Week – Nadeisha’s story

Over a hundred people regularly give of their time and skills to support the work of the Cardinal Hume Centre in London. Nationally, 23 million people volunteer, and 1-7 June is time to celebrate their hard work in National Volunteer Week.


Volunteers’ Week – Caroline’s Story

Over a hundred people regularly give of their time and skills to support the work of the Cardinal Hume Centre in London. Nationally, 23 million people volunteer, and 1-7 June is time to celebrate their hard work in National Volunteer Week. 


Volunteers’ Week – Jovan’s Story

Over a hundred people regularly give of their time and skills to support the work of the Cardinal Hume Centre in London. Nationally, 23 million people volunteer, and 1-7 June is time to celebrate their hard work in National Volunteer Week.


Volunteers’ Week – Kory’s Story

Over a hundred people regularly give of their time and skills to support the work of the Cardinal Hume Centre in London. Nationally, 23 million people volunteer, and 1-7 June is time to celebrate their hard work in National Volunteer Week.


The Volunteer Survey 2014

Our volunteers are incredibly valuable to us, therefore we want to know whether they feel valued and if their time here is mutually beneficial. For two years we have collected detailed feedback from them in the Annual Volunteer Survey, and the 2014 results are in.


CEO Blog – World Homeless Day

Homeless Jesus World Homeless Day provides an opportunity for us all to talk about a truth that many of us in the UK don’t perhaps want to face… Tonight, people in the 7th richest in the world will have no bed to sleep in or roof over their head; and an increasing number of people are forced to live in […]


Centre wins Community Awards

The Cardinal Hume Centre scooped two of the awards at the 2014 Westminster Community Awards ceremony, winning the Partnership award for its joint work with Land Securities and Outstanding Organisation award for its English Language service.


Volunteers Week BBQ 2014

All week we have been celebrating our wonderful volunteers as part of national Volunteers Week. The highlight of the week was welcoming all of our volunteers to a sunny BBQ. Over 100 volunteers help us provide our many services, we simply couldn’t function without them. This includes 50 one-to-one coaches, teaching IT, reading, numeracy and English language. Volunteers also help staff the […]


Tom’s Story

“I was keen to get some first-hand experience and learn something new about the great work voluntary groups do to help those in need.

I now spend a couple of hours most weeks at the Centre’s Jobs Club.”


A shop volunteer tells her story

Joanne has been volunteering in our charity shop since early 2013. She writes about how much she enjoys giving directly back to the community. 


Many hands make light work

Two groups of enthusiastic school children helped shoppers at the Pimlico Sainsbury’s last week, and raised money for the Cardinal Hume Centre.


Jean’s Story

Jean Newbold has been volunteering as an English language teacher at the Centre for more than 10 years. She talks about the profound affect it has had on her life.