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Support from Aunt Bessie’s

I first found out about the Emmaus charity and what it does about 2 years ago through a project Aunt Bessie’s was doing with them. Two weeks before that event I’d been in the town centre and had seen the amount of homeless around and thought ‘this has become a real issue that people just […]

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Volunteer Profile: Bob

Bob volunteers with our outreach team and, having been a rough sleeper himself, he’s an invaluable asset. He suffered from depression, which had lead to spiralling debt and ultimately him facing life on the streets but he now lives independently in his own flat after spending time as a companion at Lockwood Street. Working with […]

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Volunteer Profile: Zoe

Zoe lives in Hull and volunteers at the Lockwood Street premises. Our director, Kelly Finnis told her about the opportunity to volunteer and Zoe was quick to take her up on the offer. Whilst living in a hostel, Zoe had volunteered for the charity and, after moving out and finding her feet again, she wanted […]

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Volunteer Profile: Brittany

Brittany is 19 years old and from Hull. She found out about Emmaus through a family member and, along with her mum, decided to volunteer at the charity. The experience is helping to build her confidence whilst she is able to support the companions. Her role spans across the charity and she works in the […]

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Companion Stories – Jason

On 26TH September 2017, Jason went into a day centre in Brighton to ask for help. They supported Jason’s move into Emmaus Hull as a companion the same day.  He had previously lived in a travelling community all his life. Over the years Jason moved around and had an interesting childhood. From a young adult […]

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Volunteer Profile: James

As a companion at Emmaus Hull and East Riding, James also volunteers his time to help operations in the warehouse. Following a difficult breakup with his former partner, James found himself looking for alternative accommodation. Unable to live with his family, as they were in council properties, keeping a roof over his head was looking […]

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Volunteer Profile: Alison Whitfield

Alison is originally from Aberdeen and now lives off Princes Avenue in Hull. As a mobile foot health practitioner, she offers companions free foot care, such as nail cutting, removing corns and calluses and offering advice and tips with common conditions (e.g. fungal nail, athlete’s foot, verrucas and ingrowing toe nails). After seeing an article […]

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Layne Hall – A Companion Story

Layne came and joined the Emmaus Hull & East Riding community in February of 2019 after months of sofa surfing in another area. Layne has not previously lived in community living and was feeling somewhat apprehensive. Layne had also never lived in the Hull area before so was experiencing a whole array of new encounters. […]

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Volunteer Ebay Assistant required

To work alongside companions, staff and volunteers to monitor and manage the Ebay selling account for Emmaus Hull and East Riding. Respond to customer messages and queries, list items for sale and manage listings, package items for delivery, arrange items to be delivered. Location: The Superstore Lockwood Street Time Commitment – Flexible Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, […]

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