Variety of Roles

Some of the following can be done on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis, according to the time you can spare. Others are duties to carry out occasionally or planning meetings to attend now and then. Everything is up for negotiation!

  • Providing meals
  • Food prep/kitchen work                       
  • Befriending guests            
  • Activity organiser
  • Support and signposting
  • Reception duties
  • Shift leader
  • Clothing store person
  • Food collection
  • Putting up and packing hall away 
  • Helping with fund raising
  • Helping with publicity and promotion
  • Helping with admin

How to apply

Please contact Hilary by email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - to arrange a visit to see what goes on and to talk things through. If you would then like to give things a go, you can complete a Volunteer Application Form. Once we have received your reference(s) you can start your trial period with us.

The Trial Period

There are six main stages to this:

  1. Attend your first session where you will shadow an experienced volunteer
  2. Attend several sessions to find out if the role is right for you, and for our guests
  3. Then you will be guided through the DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) safeguarding process
  4. You will be asked to attend Safeguarding training (but this may not be available until after you have completed the Trial Period)
  5. You will be linked up to an experienced volunteer to talk about Boundaries, Safeguarding and Confidentiality
  6. When you have received DBS clearance, you will have a chance to talk through, complete and sign a Volunteer Agreement

The Trial Period is over, you can now take up a volunteering role(s) on an ongoing basis!