Become A Peer Educator

Why be a Peer Educator?


As a Peer Educator you could play an important role by telling your story of homelessness to groups of young people in schools, colleges and youth clubs. We regularly run sessions about the realities of leaving home, homelessness and independent living, informing young people where they can access help and support. Hearing the real life experiences of a Peer Educator can bring these sessions to life, and help young people to truly understand the impact of homelessness.


Criteria for Becoming A Peer Educator


To be a Peer Educator you must:


  • Have experience of homelessness (by homelessness we mean staying on the streets/ in a car/tent, on a friend’s sofa, in a hostel or Crashpad)
  • Be willing to share your experience of homelessness with other young people
  • Be aged between 16 and 30

What Do You Get Out of It?


  • Peer Education Training
  • Volunteering experience – great for your CV!
  • Travel organised and paid for
  • Incentive voucher scheme for Peer Educators
  • A chance to make a real difference and help prevent youth homelessness


Once you have applied to be a peer educator you will be contacted directly by a member of hyh staff from the education team.

Should you wish to contact someone directly within the education team please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.