The Petrus Community has been providing supported housing and related services to homeless people since 1972.


We greatly appreciate your interest in our volunteer programme.

What do we offer?

We believe that volunteering should be a positive learning experience for you as well as our service users, staff and volunteer teams.

Volunteering with Petrus not only provides a unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people who find themselves homeless, but also offers the following...

  • A full induction into Petrus and the specific service/project
  • Ongoing support
  • The chance to develop new skills, meet new people and have new experiences
  • An opportunity to work with people from all walks of life

Application Procedure

In order to become a volunteer, please contact the staff at one of the numbers below to discuss what we do and they will help you with the next steps of the process.

volunteer application numbers
  • Supported Housing:
    Philip Foster - 01706 345844
  • Community Store Volunteer:
    Claire Jefferies - 01706 341189
  • Petrus Incredible Edible Rochdale:
    Rachel Bennion - 01706 646925
  • Helping at The Hub/Step Up:
    Jonathan Wilmot - 01706 526289
  • Spare Room project:
    Liz Varey - 01706 351657
  • Administration:
    Julie Royds - 01706 345844

Further information about the services can be downloaded here:

If you have a general query about volunteering, please contact Philip Foster on 01706 345844

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