Changing Lives

Changing Lives run specialist services across the country, designed to help people change their lives for the better. We provide compassionate professional services for over 17,500 vulnerable people and their families, every year.We work with people experiencing hardships that many would struggle to imagine: homelessness, sexual exploitation, life-threatening addictions, mental and physical health problems, long-term unemployment and poverty, and more.

Active opportunities

Art Therapist Volunteer

Chester le Street  
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Maintenance Volunteer

Chester le Street  
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