Our Volunteers

This is what our volunteers have to say on their experiences…

“I am a middle aged lady who is semi-retired.  After an active working life I found myself with too much spare time on my hands with the onset of boredom creeping in.”

“I volunteer one morning per week and have benefited greatly.  I have met lots of new people from all walks of life.  I feel I have discovered hidden talents such as the ability to listen.”

“As a volunteer at Petrus I feel part of a team both appreciated and valued by staff and the people who use Petrus.” – Julie, women’s intervention group volunteer.

“Basically I really enjoy being with good people and learning new skills. It’s never boring. It’s a really good laugh. I am boosting my CV, collecting certificates and meeting the community.” – Denis, Green Gym volunteer.

“Besides supporting service users, it has helped me with my self confidence.”

“It’s so interesting. I really enjoy being able to do something I want to do rather than something I have to do.”

Below is a short film explaining the impact of volunteers.

5 Reasons to Volunteer at Petrus

Petrus values all volunteers and recognises them as an vital part of the service we offer. Read below for 5 reasons people enjoy volunteering for us.


The five best things about volunteering with Petrus (according to our volunteers) are:

  1. It gives me self worth.
  2. It’s interesting.
  3. My own life skills are recognised as a quality.
  4. Socially it is really good- I’ve made lots of friends.
  5. I enjoy it! We believe that volunteering with us provides a unique opportunity to make a difference as well as a great learning experience for you.Click below for an application form if you are interested in volunteering with us:
    Application Form

Watch the finished Digital Sparks films

Digital Sparks

RoofLess and There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk have been created as part of Digital Sparks, a digital Media project led by the Petrus Community in partnership with arts development organisation, Community Arts North West and artists AlbinoMosquito. Roofless is a moving video portrait of the lives of people who are in housing need, and are involved with the Petrus Community. There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk is a short allegory about addiction based on the poem by Portia Nelson.

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Digital Sparks Films

Check out our two films, which were created in 2013 in collaboration with Community Arts North West and artists AlbinoMosquito.

Here are some tweets from the night:

Click here to find out more information about the filming process.