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volunteering with Hope


See our current opportunities page for roles available at present.

Volunteering is really important at Hope, which is why we are accredited by NCVO under the Investing in Volunteers scheme for the quality of the volunteering experience at Hope.

Volunteers fall into three groups, external individual volunteers, service user volunteers, and corporate volunteers.

Read snapshots of volunteer roles HERE

We always need volunteers across Hope, but especially in our foodclub, helping sort and gather and distribute food to people in need; in our redesigned homelessness and vulnerable people service, and on our allotment, growing food for our foodclub; and in our tools workshop.

You don’t have to work directly with service users, but if you want to , and you are over 18, there are lots of roles available, but you can also work behind the scenes too, in accounts, admin, IT, marketing, campaigning…….you can do many of these remotely.  There are some off-site roles for groups or individuals under 18 but all client facing roles are 18 or over.

We can accommodate corporate groups, and of course, individuals.

Our oldest volunteer is 97! We take all ages.

We strongly welcome volunteers from ethnic minority communities.

Most roles are on weekdays, but our day centre is open Saturday  and we open every bank holiday and Christmas day. There are some fundraising related activities in the evening and weekends but most volunteering is daytime, although remote working on back room functions can be anytime of day.

We invest in our volunteers with training and rewards, including tea parties and barbecues in recognition of the great work they do. There is a role for anyone with time on their hands. If you have a specific skill, or none, we can find something for you to do!

All volunteering is conducted with regard to appropriate health and safety and protection.

Read about our work with volunteers on the website of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), here

If you want to volunteer at Hope, contact us by ringing 01604 214300 or by emailing volunteering@northamptonhopecentre.org.uk.

Specific needs or roles may be advertised on our jobs and volunteering page.

John has been a befriender in our day centre for nearly three years. he has become an essential part of the team, making every attendee feel welcome and supported. His word quizzes and games are really popular!

Tom, former volunteer who worked every day in our kitchen gaining new skills and using his time constructively


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