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Jobs and volunteering


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There are lots of ways to get involved. We have a strong culture of volunteering and we would be unable to function without the help and goodwill of all those who offer their time and skills.  We will grow stronger having you with us!
Our next volunteer open day will be held in March, please check back here for dates soon, if you would like to register interest to come along to see how you can help, please email
We always need volunteers:
  • In the kitchen
  • Befriending in the day centre
  • Helping with laundry
  • Fundraising, including participating in or organising events
  • Doing talks and presentations about our work
  • Mentoring clients
  • Helping our administration
  • Social marketing
Our volunteering programme took on another dimension during 2011 with the introduction of client volunteers.  Giving our clients the opportunity to contribute to the running of the Centre, together with some skills and experience, has proved very worthwhile and some of our client volunteers are able to identify future work possiblities or move on to volunteer in other organisaitons.
We have an induction process in place for all volunteers, with a handbook containing all the information new volunteers require in order to perform their role.
People volunteer for no financial gain and in their free time. They are an essential part of the team and we appreciate every single volunteer.
Volunteers are always needed for all the roles we specify on this site.
We hold open days regularly so that you can come and see the Day Centre, find out what it's all about and meet our Volunteer Coordination team.  If you'd like to register for our next induction day, or for any more information please contact

Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP)

The Hope Centre works in partnership with NAASH and Northampton Borough Council to provide a warm place for street homeless to sleep when the temperature is forecast to fall below 0 degrees for 3 consecutive nights.
The scheme operates from Oasis House and Hope Centre's Day Centre is opened to pre-assessed rough sleepers.  Coffee and tea and a hot meal are provided.  All those hoping to be admitted must be assessed during office hours before the scheme opens.  Usually doors open at 10pm and registrants must attend by midnight to be allocated a place.  Breakfast is served the following morning and the scheme closes at 7am; registrants return at 10pm the following night for as long as SWEP is operating.  
This scheme could not run without our excellent volunteers  - if you would like to join in next time, please contact