We as a Charity depend on the time given by our team of volunteers, currently we have around 300 volunteers each giving their time to support the work of the Charity. These range from volunteering over the winter for the night shelter or supporting in our shop ever week.
Volunteering Your Time
Volunteering at our Night Shelter
The night shelter runs between December and March each year. We have a number of different roles from cooking meals, supporting during the evening, staying overnight or helping to transport bags between venues.
Here are a few of the likely duties;
Helping guests settle into the venue.
Helping guests to set up their beds
Help prepare food and wash up if necessary
Spend time with the guests before and after the meal
Carry out tasks as required of you by the team leader
Whilst no previous experience is needed, working in the Shelter can be emotionally demanding. Volunteers should show compassion for those who have nowhere to call home and have the ability to interact without judging. Full training is provided before the start of the Winter shelter season.
Volunteering at a Foodbank
We are proud to be able to support the people of Horsham who are in need of food supplies. For many of these families it is the difference between having nothing to eat and being able to provide a meal for their family.
Here are few of the likely duties;
Receive vouchers, check validity, and prepare food parcels according to the standard packing lists
Make refreshments and tidy up as required during the session
Offer a listening ear and signpost clients, as required, to further support, using information from the signposting folder/leaflets
Check stock for imminent ‘best before’ dates, place out-of-date food in appropriate box in store room for disposal and record the action.
No experience is needed with the role and full training will be given.