“I have no doubt you take a lot of pressure off the Police and are good for the general reputation and morale of the town.”

Dame Sarah Goad DCVO, former Lord Lieutenant of Surrey

Practical care in Guildford Town Centre on Friday & Saturday nights

Street Angels are a team of volunteers that patrol Guildford town centre on Friday & Saturday nights, providing practical care and support to anyone who has found themselves in a vulnerable state. This could be a result of alcohol, drugs, homelessness, assault, and many more. The Street Angels are there to help people have a good time and to get home safe, with no strings attached.

See the video below to hear from our volunteers.


Number of volunteers


People encountered by Street Angels Each Year


Homeless people encountered Each Year


Number of lollipops handed out Each Year


Number of bottles picked up on the streets Each Year


Number of ambulance call averted Each Year


Annual Volunteer Shifts


Annual Volunteer Hours


Average number of steps taken on a shift

Our Street Angels

The Street Angel teams operate every Friday & Saturday night, all year round, starting at 10.30 pm, until around 4 am; each Street Angel commits to volunteer for 1 night every 4 weeks. Volunteers are over 18, are DBS checked, interviewed and receive specialist training to prepare them for the role.

Street Angels have been serving people on Guildford’s streets since October 2008 and make a positive impact on crime and antisocial behaviour by providing a calming presence late at night. Over the years GTCC has nurtured and developed great working relationships with the local organisations and venues which results in effective collaboration when our volunteers are out.

They also support other events & establishments, e.g. Fresher’s week, Alcohol Awareness events, the Guildford Retirement Fayre, the University Open days, helping to make Guildford a more welcoming place for prospective students, and reassuring the students of our presence in the town.

Could you be a Street Angel?

Do you have some spare time and feel motivated to do something that could make a difference in someone’s life?

  • Are you 18 or over?
  • Could you care for people who are vulnerable on a night out in town – especially but not exclusively young people?
  • Are you a good listener & can you be non-judgmental in your approach to people who might live by differing values to your own?
  • Are you a good team player?
  • Can you commit to being out on the streets 1 night every 4 weeks? – between 10 pm – 4 am?

We recruit new Street Angel volunteers twice a year, in Spring and in Autumn. You could come out for a ‘taster’ night with our teams to see if this is something you would feel able to do. You can arrange this at any time, even if you are only just beginning to consider volunteering with us.

Contact our Street Angels Co-ordinator, Angela Gammage either by e-mail at streetangels@gtcc.org.uk  or telephone on 07717 876853. You will always be welcome to come and have a look at what we do.

Street Angels Gallery

Street Angels Coordinator

Angela Gammage

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