Opportunities within Enterprise & Innovation

Get involved

This webpage is updated regularly with opportunities and activities for anyone with lived experience of homelessness who wants to get involved in our businesses and our entrepreneurship offering. Some things can be done in your own time on a computer, some take place on online on Zoom and some are available in-person.  

Face-to-face training and volunteering across our sites in London and Merseyside are gently restarting throughout Summer 2021, restrictions permitting. 

We will be running a second 'Wellbeing Wednesday: Skills to make you feel good' series in the Autumn focused around self-employment. Watch this space!

There are lots of volunteering opportunities currently live across our businesses – especially in London-based shops and Merseyside-based furniture workshop – scroll down for more information. 


Our impact

Crisis Enterprise & Innovation is made up of many teams. Together we operate 9 shops in London (4 of which include Coffee Bars), our flagship Cafe from Crisis attached to the London Skylight and a furniture restoration workshop, based in Merseyside. Our Venture Studio from Crisis for startups offers support and grants to those interested in education, training and self-employment opportunities through our Changing Lives grants programme.

Our businesses have a long history of volunteering, training, learning and work experience that have helped Crisis members move closer to employment, enhance practical skills and improve self-esteem. We have worked with members who have benefitted from a safe, professional structure to build relationships and try new things. 

Here’s what a Housing First coach said about one of our programmes:

"One of our Housing First members was part of the Café training programme and it was a life changing experience for him. Being part of the programme helped him to build confidence and regain his sense of identity."


Get in touch  

If you have a question or can't find what you are looking for, contact us on enterprise@crisis.org.uk


Beyond Food are recruiting for their Freshlife programme starting on 7th June 2021.

Access a unique mixture of learning new skills, experience in commercial business and a chance to build meaningful connections.

An exhibition of photos submitted for award-winning photographer Tom Oldham's challenge “to shoot one, or all, of the five stages of wellbeing.”

Tom Oldham, Sony photographer of the Year, sets a challenge to accompany the Wellbeing Wednesdays series.

Our friends at The Felix Project (previously known as FareShare) are starting their next Employability Course on 25th January. They are part of the UK's largest network fighting hunger and food waste.

A series of interactive, online workshops for people with experience of homelessness and an interest in hospitality.


Health and Safety skills quiz (hosted on Kahoot)

When: Anytime

Where: Sign up to Kahoot and take the quiz

Customer service skills quiz (hosted on Kahoot)

When: Anytime

Where: Sign up to Kahoot and take the quiz