The SOS Bus is based outside the  British  Heart  Foundation Shop in the High Street, Colchester every Friday and Saturday night between 9pm and 4am.  

The SOS Bus team consists of 3-5 volunteers who wear bright yellow jackets with “Crew Member” on the back and two St John Ambulance staff (SJA) based within the medical centre on the SOS Bus.

The bus offers free bottles of water, condoms, lollies and glow sticks. The bus and its volunteers are completely non judgemental and are there to look after you and your safety.

The SOS Bus is currently recruiting volunteers. Do you or someone you may know want to volunteer on  Colchester’s  SOS Bus?  

Are you  over 18 years of age?

Are you  able to carry out at least 1 shift a month either a Friday or Saturday night or some occasional shifts during the day, this could be for you.

Are you looking to help out your local community between the hours of 8:30pm – 4am during the night and on occasions 9-5 during the day?

Do you like working as part of a team?

Interested? If you would like to volunteer or further information please email

The SOS Bus Team.