Volunteer

We have lots of different areas that you can get involved in, so whether you have a couple of hours a week, a day or a year to give, you would be very welcome to consider joining our team.

You may like to help to sort and date check food donations, serve our evening meal, become a mentor or give some administrative support, or perhaps you have a specialist skill you would like to offer to invest in the charity? Whatever it is that takes your fancy we would love to hear from you. Simply complete a copy of our online Volunteer Interest Form and let us know which area(s) you would like to invest your time.

You would also be welcome to come and join us for a taster session to get a feel for what we do and find out more about us. To book in to visit one of our drop-in sessions or meals email admin@openhandsleicester.org.uk and let us know which Tuesday/Thursday morning or Tuesday evening you’d like to join us.

Current Volunteer Vacancies:

Furniture Van Driver

Time: Thurs AM (09:00-13:00)
Summary of Role: To drive the Open Hands furniture van, collecting and delivering scheduled furniture following COVID-19 safety and manual handling guidelines.
Key Responsibilities: To drive the van, assist in the lifting of any heavy furniture (jointly with Furniture Project Volunteer).
Experience Required: Aged 25 years+, full clean UK driver’s license.

Furniture Project Volunteer

Time: Wednesday AM (09:30-12:30)
Summary of Role: To collect and deliver scheduled furniture following COVID-19 safety and manual handling guidelines.
Key Responsibilities: To assist in the lifting of any heavy furniture (jointly with Furniture Van Driver).

Food Project Volunteer

Time: Wednesday AM (09:30-12:30)
Summary of Role: To join the food team to facilitate the incoming and outgoing of food.
Key Responsibilities: Sort food by category, date check by month or year, store as instructed and prepare food hampers for guests to collect.

Sorting Team Volunteer

Time: Wednesday (10:00-14:00, hours are flexible)
Summary of Role: To work with the donation sorting team to manage the incoming and outgoing clothing and household stocks.
Key Responsibilities: To sort through clothing and household item donations, to recycle unwanted donations and prepare ‘Click and Collect’ orders ready for guests to collect.
Experience Required: A desire to use organisational skills to help others.