Turn a Corner relies on the support of a helpful and friendly team of volunteers.
We welcome donations of books and other helpful items for the people affected by homelessness who visit our mobile community space.
Turn a Corner offers books and a space for conversation for people affected by homelessness. Turn a Corner also acts as a place to listen directly to people who are homeless about what their current needs are and pilot creative responses to these needs, in collaboration with the library’s readers and volunteers. This is in line with our mission, enabling people to seek solutions to the issues affecting their lives.
We have the following volunteering opportunities at Turn a Corner:
Donate books and other items
We welcome donations of books and helpful resources for the team to hand out to people visiting the Turn a Corner van.
Sleeping bags- clean and dry
Adult underwear- new only
Socks- new only
Wash items i.e., soap, shower gel
Tablets -- these need to be reset to manufacturer settings
E-readers -- these need to be reset to manufacturer settings
Mobile phones, Android under 5 years or non-Android -- these need to be reset to manufacturer settings
Unregistered Oyster cards
Small quick dry towels
Hand warmers- disposable
Women’s sanitary items
Packs of tissues
Food bags- Book size
Art supplies- drawing pencils, colour pencils and rubbers
Footwear- clean and dry- large adult sizes
Books in Eastern European languages
Adult colouring in books
You can also donate helpful resources by visiting our Amazon Wish List and purchasing items for delivery directly to our service. Please note you can only use the Wish List feature if you have an Amazon account. Make sure you select the Quaker Social Action delivery option at checkout.
If you would like to donate books or any of these items in a different way, please get in touch with us to arrange: