Volunteering

Make a difference in someone’s life today.

Volunteering at The Hope Hub is rewarding in many ways. Join our team of volunteers to discover how much volunteering with us can enrich your life.

Current Volunteer Roles

It’s an exciting time at The Hope Hub and we need to expand our volunteer team. There are a variety of roles from general helpers, meet and greet, admin assistance, cleaners, drivers for donation collections, driver roles, kitchen helpers and L2 qualified cooks and many more.

Delivery & Collection Volunteer

The Hope Hub team are looking for a team of Volunteers to help us collect and deliver donations and supplies for Service Users who are homeless or in poverty. These vary tremendously from offers of food to furnishings, from medical and technical supplies to household...

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Welcoming Team Member

A warm welcome is so important for our Service Users, visitors, and benefactors. A team of Volunteers is needed to welcome in guests, offer them a warm drink and check their immediate needs for a hot lunch and/or food parcel. Volunteers are needed to pack food parcels...

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Contact us to Discuss Volunteering

    Ready to get Involved?

    Select the role for you, complete the application form and we will contact you as soon as possible.

    The impact our volunteers have

    During 2022-2023 we:

    We sourced and cooked

    5000 meals

     

     

    Distributed 485 food parcels

     

    We could not have acheived this without the help of our volunteers – thank you!

    Had 2,540 visits to our

    Day Services

     

    What is it like Volunteering at The Hope Hub?

    This year I have been involved in 2 projects – Digital Lifeline and Affordable Cooking. It’s been great to work so closely with the Service Users and see their experience and confidence grow. In both projects the groups have built up a great rapport and really work well together and support each other.
    I love volunteering at THH. The team are fantastic and the work they do is amazing and I’m so pleased that I can play a small part in it.

    Volunteer (2022)

    Welcome Team

    I have greatly enjoyed my involvement in the slow cooker project and honestly, no thanks is necessary. If I can help just a little, then I am very pleased to do so. It is a bonus that everyone at the Hope Hub has been so welcoming. I look forward to hearing about any plans for future courses and hope to be involved.

    The Hope Hub Volunteer (2023)

    Slowcooker Workshop

    I really appreciate you helping me get more experience from The Hope Hub and I have really enjoyed getting to know the service users. Thank you for all the help.

    The Hope Hub Volunteer (2023)

    Student Volunteer

    FAQ

    How many days would I need to volunteer?

    You can set your schedule for the most part. However the opening hours are when we need volunteers the most.

    Do you need a DBS to volunteer?

    For most volunteering roles you will need a DBS.

    Can I add my volunteering role to my CV?

    Yes, you can add volunteering to your CV. We can provide references based on the time spent volunteering if that helps you with a job application.

    What do you look for in a volunteer?

    Have a positive outlook and manner.

    Are able to help without judgement or discrimination.

    Are excellent communicators.

    Demonstrate good listening skills.

    Are patient and encouraging.

    Are able to work as part of a team and independently.

    Will be reliable and committed to the role and the team.

    How will I be supported in my new role?

    In the first few weeks, we will help you to understand more about the charity, our Service Users and your role as part of your induction process. You will be able to access our policies, a volunteer handbook and training materials at the hub or at your convenience via our secure volunteer webpages. You will also be supported by senior staff, our Volunteer Coach and our most experienced volunteers, who you are welcome to shadow until your feel confident and settled.

    Will there be opportunities for training and developing my skills?

    Certainly. There is a range of volunteering roles at The Hope Hub and we will work to your strengths and interests to find the best role for you. For example, some of the Welcome team volunteers have offered to cook hot lunches for the Service Users, so they have received free training in Food Safety and Hygiene, and in allergens. Others are interested in learning more about Blood Pressure monitoring and first aid, so we are facilitating volunteer training in those areas. Volunteers have a variety of ways to share their views and ideas which helps us to make their volunteering experience richer and the services we offer even better.