We are proud to announce that St Petrocs has been nominated for the King's Award for Voluntary Service. The King's Award for Voluntary Service is a highly esteemed accolade that honours organisations and individuals who have shown exceptional dedication to volunteering and community service. Equivalent to an MBE, the King’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local voluntary groups in the UK.

This nomination recognises the outstanding commitment of our volunteers to making a positive impact on the lives of those experiencing homelessness. Volunteers are part of the essence of St Petrocs and help make the organisation what it is. Volunteers across the organisation provide a huge variety of roles supporting and enhancing all aspects of St Petrocs work.

On receiving the nomination, Chief Executive Henry Meacock said: “For over three decades, St Petrocs has worked to provide services and support to individuals experiencing homelessness in Cornwall. Our dedicated volunteers consistently demonstrate compassion and resilience in the face of one of society's most pressing challenges. We are deeply grateful to all our volunteers and supporters who are instrumental in our ambition of ending homelessness in Cornwall. Their unwavering commitment to our cause over the years has enabled us to reach more individuals in need and provide them with the assistance and hope they deserve.”

The nomination for the King's Award for Voluntary Service reinforces St Petrocs' mission to create a society where homelessness is a thing of the past. St Petrocs remains steadfastly committed to making a positive difference in the lives of homeless individuals and advocating for sustainable solutions to end homelessness.

To find out about current volunteering opportunities, please visit our volunteers page