Volunteer for Us


Volunteers have a key role to play in helping Summit House to deliver our vital support services.  All our volunteers receive training and on-going support to carry out their roles, and we welcome volunteers from every walk of life and from every community.


Summit House Support is Recruiting for Trustees

Summit House is a registered charity which has been operating in Dudley and Sandwell since 1992.  We have an excellent reputation for delivering customer focused interventions; our mission is to empower the people we support to set their own goals and vision, realise their full potential and live free from discrimination.

At Summit we work with a number of diverse communities supporting people in recovery from substance misuse, people living with HIV and the LGBTQI communities.  All of the people we support suffer multiple disadvantages, many come from the most deprived communities and often face discrimination and social exclusion in their day to day lives.

Summit uses a recovery model approach; in practice this means that we focus on an individual’s potential and their journey rather than a standard or pre-set outcome.  This journey focuses on developing acceptance and responsibility, security and safety, emotional well-being, supportive relationships, coping skills, empowerment and social inclusion.

Summit House is committed to diversity and equal opportunities in employment and service delivery.  We will take every possible step to ensure that no person working for the organisation or seeking employment with us, or anyone using our services will receive less favourable treatment or will be disadvantaged by requirements or conditions that cannot be shown to be justifiable on the grounds of their age, disability (including mental health), gender, gender reassignment, ethnicity, faith/religion, sexual orientation, marital/civil partnership, socio economic status or family status.

In 2015 we purchased our own fantastic building in the centre of Dudley, to give the charity resilience and the ability to grow and generate unrestricted income to support the local community.

We are currently recruiting Trustees to support us at this exciting time.

We currently hold Trustee meetings approximately six times per year (bi-monthly) at our office in central Dudley, reasonable expenses will be covered. Other events and meetings which would benefit from Trustee attendance come up throughout the year, but are entirely down to Trustee availability.

We are particularly interested in hearing from potential Trustees with expertise in:


Corporate Sponsorship

Business Development

Human Resources

Marketing, Branding and Communications

If you are interested in applying to join our board. Please send your CV and a brief Cover Letter to: katy@shsl.or.uk

Or contact our Chair of Trustees – Sue McGavin on 07557 687225 for an informal chat.


If you would like to find a volunteering role, a good place to start is Dudley Council for Voluntary Service who can be found at 7 Albion Street, Brierley Hill, Dudley, West Midlands DY5 3EE and can be contacted on 01384 573381 or at info@dudleycvs.org.uk