Social action is one way of outworking your faith - by serving and helping organisations and charities who are working to meet the needs of some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in our city. Here are some of the organisations and charities we work with.
For more opportunities to get involved, check out our volunteer blog posts.
Beloved offers support to women working in massage parlours in Bristol and surrounding areas. Teams of volunteers from various churches go out each month on a regular night, offering a friendly face, a listening ear and, if the women want, prayer. For more information visit the Beloved website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bristol Soup Run Trust aims to ensure that, on every night of the year, food and other essential supplies are made available, free of charge, to homeless and other needy people on the streets of Bristol. The Trust also aims to provide clients with basic information on issues of relevance such as access to emergency accommodation and advice centres. For more go to www.bristolsoupruntrust.org.uk or contact email@example.com.
Bristol Street Pastors is a local charity that goes out as a team on Saturday nights (10pm - 4am!) caring for, listening to and helping people. We are currently deploying a team to patrol the City Centre four Saturdays a month, but aim to expand our coverage further with new recruits. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Street Pastors website.
Foodbank provides parcels of food that provides an individual or family with enough meals to last for three days. Volunteers sort and serve food, whilst others offer a listening ear, signposting and prayer.
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Life Recovery Group is a cross-church Christian recovery community. It supports men and women who have been affected, either directly or indirectly, by any kind of addiction or life controlling issue. The group is fully inclusive and welcomes people from all backgrounds, recovery traditions and beliefs. For more informationemail email@example.com or visit liferecoverygroup.org.
MentorMe is an organisation which offers ex-offenders support on release from prison, offering support, encouragement and care to those wishing to make positive changes to their lives. For more information visit
One25 reaches out to women trapped in, or vulnerable to, street sex work, supporting them to break free and build new lives away from violence, poverty and addiction. They are a Bristol based charity, founded in 1995, as the only organisation specifically supporting street sex-working women. Visit one25.org.uk for more information
Urban Pursuit helps young people at risk of school exclusion get back on track through adrenaline sports and adventure activities. From this weekly support the students quickly show improvements in social responsibility, behaviour and self-esteem. Contact Neil Dennison or visit the Urban Pursuit website.