Volunteer

There’s space for you to play a part

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 Volunteer Application 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.

As well as our regular volunteering opportunities we also, at times, have specialist positions available to those who feel suited to the role. If you’re interested in any of the vacancies listed below please let us know and specify in what way you feel you can help.

Most wanted volunteer vacancies:

  • Food Collection Volunteer – we are looking for someone who is free on a Monday morning to collect food donations from our local supermarket collection points
  • Food Stock Volunteer – we are looking for individuals interested in supporting our Food Store team by date checking and categorising our donated food stocks
  • Warehouse Volunteer – we are looking for individuals who feel they could help us to clean, function test and mend donated furniture items in our warehouse for a couple of hours each week

Job Opportunities

We are looking to appoint two new positions within our furniture project – a Furniture Project Manager and a Driver Technician. Please click on the following links to view both job advertisements: Furniture Project Manager Job Advertisement. Driver Technician Job Advertisement. If you are interested in applying please email: admin@openhandsleicester.org.uk to receive a job description and application form.

Closing date for applications: Monday 7th January 2019. Successful applicants must be available for an interview on Wednesday 16th January 2019.

These positions are funded by the Big Lottery Fund.