The Trust is always seeking the help of conscientious volunteers.

There is a range of ways in which volunteers can engage with us and help make a difference in our clients’ lives. Initially, the Trust suggests that anyone interested in volunteering makes contact to arrange a face-to-face chat, to discuss the type and frequency of opportunities available.

Potential Volunteer Roles:

Food Aid Programme

The primary area in which volunteers are useful is in the Trust’s Food Aid Programme. This programme is ongoing and is the most versatile opportunity to offer to volunteer, as the work can be undertaken any day and anytime, offering greater flexibility to the volunteer.

Resident Client Education Programme

Volunteers with relevant skills are welcome to assist in the Trust’s client Education Programme or other client-orientated roles.

Buddying/befriending support for a community based client

Volunteers are needed to take part in our buddying / befriending programme helping to support individuals out in the community.

Help with fundraising events and activities

Throughout the year the Trust organises and takes part in a range of events at which helpers or marshals are required. Additionally, the Trust regularly undertakes Charity Bucket Collections in our local supermarkets, when we need a series of volunteers to help for an hour or two during the day.

Support with professional tasks in and around the trust’s properties

The Trust’s properties are always in need of upkeep and maintenance, and volunteers play a vital role in helping to keep them safe and operational (more / check needed here to explain the role).

The trust is governed by a board of volunteer trustees

These volunteers are from a variety of backgrounds providing knowledge and expertise to guide the Trust, financially and practically, to deliver the services to the homeless and needy across the Community. The Board hold an Executive Meeting once a month but additionally meets, in prayer, each Wednesday evening to pray for the work of the Trust and for the individuals and families being supported at that time.

Bank Staff (paid)

The Trust operates with a small dedicated group of staff, five of whom work as Lone Support Workers, undertaking evenings and weekend shifts. Bank staff are entitled to holidays and are also occasionally unable to work due to illness. To cover these shifts the Trust needs to call on the help of a fully trained group of Bank Staff. The Bank Staff are individuals who may have retired or who are looking for casual part-time work. If you would like to engage in some rewarding part-time casual work, joining the Trust’s pool of Bank Staff might provide you with the rewarding experience you are looking for. You will receive (fully paid) training alongside existing members of staff.

If you think that you can help and would like to know more, please phone the office, 0115 946 4903, and arrange an appointment with our Project Manager. We would be delighted to hear from you.