There are a number of ways to volunteer with SOS NI. You will be given full training for each role and povided with a handbook and welcome pack. Information on each volunteer role is available to the tabs on the left.

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Volunteers are at the heart of SOS NI. Our fleet of 60-foot flexi-buses and mini-buses are nothing without dedicated teams of compassionate and caring people who look out for the welfare of everyone on our streets.

Volunteering with SOS NI is a great way to give something back to the community and make some amazing friendships.

There are several ways to volunteer with SOS NI and they all make a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable people and help create a greater sense of caring and compassion in our community. We don't ask you to have any specific skills or experience to volunteer with SOS NI. All we ask is that you have a big heart and an open mind. All training is provided.

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Minibus Drivers

We have exciting roles for minibus drivers with our response teams at night and seasonal day time roles including food deliveries to vulnerable households. 

Flasking Team

Join 220 amazing volunteers in providing our flagship service. SOS Bus volunteers are fully trained to help vulnerable people on our streets.

Ideal for under 18s and families, the teams meet for 1-2 hours to prepare the tea and coffee flasks for the night time services. 

" I have offered my help as often as possible with SOS Bus, working on the buses and handing out snacks, hot drinks and the legendary soup to those leaving night clubs, coming from work, and the ones who sleep out and need it the most. It has turned my life around ever since by helping out, meeting and greeting friendly faces and making new friends along the way."

Paul, SOS Bus Volunteer

"I love it. You get a great satisfaction out of doing the bus because of the great variety of people you get. It’s not just drunk people, it’s lonely people...You just don’t know what you are going to get."


George, SOS Bus Volunteer

"If we show kindness, it makes others want to show kindness. It has a ripple effect."

Ian, SOS Bus Volunteer

Volunteer Privacy Policy

In order to effectively monitor the work that the volunteers do and how they are managed, a personal file is maintained for all volunteers, which includes: contact details and other relevant personal information; details of the application and selection process; agreement; hours worked; records of support and supervision activities; training undertaken and any compliments or grievances made or received. Some of this information and other information may also be recorded in computerised records. All such information is treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998) and volunteers are entitled to inspect all such information pertaining to their own involvement. You can view our full privacy policy here.