Volunteer with us
All of our activities rely heavily on volunteers. Quite simply, we would not be able to work without them! We have over 360 volunteers serving across our activities, and in 2020/2021 they gave 13,866 hours in service, which at the National Living Wage comes to £120,911.52!
Our volunteers predominantly come from churches across the city. They support us by rolling up their sleeves to serve food, wash dishes, sweep the floor, make beds, serve as a trustee or simply show some love to the people who come through our doors.
Here are what some of volunteers had to say:
“I enjoy meeting people from the community and providing a well worth and needed service, especially during the pandemic.”
“I receive more than I give when I volunteer. It has opened my eyes to what women have to face every day.”
“I love engaging with people and being able to give them a smile and a kind word at a time that is very difficult. It’s such a pleasure to be able to support a service that supported me in the past.”
Foodbank van driver
Our Foodbank is in need of a volunteer van driver to drive the charity van around the outlets and supermarkets to collect food donations and make drop offs.
Foodbank bag packers
The Easton outlet of the Foodbank at St Mark’s Baptist Church are in need of volunteers to pack food parcels ready to be given to people in need.
We are looking for film makers who will help to build our resource of short films. Films will be used on our website, social media platforms and at events. They will help to raise awareness of inHope’s work and will support fundraising appeals. This is a great opportunity for Film Production students or Videographers wanting some much needed work experience and pieces for their portfolio. Find out more here.
Spring of Hope women’s shelter
Volunteer roles for opening a 24/7 household will involve walking alongside the women during the day (either 4, 5, or 8 hour shifts) assisting them to regain confidence in developing life skills such as laundry, cooking, cleaning and engaging with wellbeing activities. Spring of Hope is run by female staff and volunteers and staff who share in and are practicing the Christian faith. Induction, training, and a basic DBS check will be carried out for the roles.
We have an immediate need for maintenance volunteers to help prepare the Spring of Hope building for re-opening. This will involve painting, moving furniture and small DIY tasks.
During the Covid-19 crisis we relaxed our Volunteer Policy and welcomed volunteers who were supportive of our Christian ethos, whilst not practicing the faith. We have been reviewing our practices as lockdown relaxations have allowed, and have also begun working through updates to our policy. For the time being, if you are interested in volunteering, we ask that you share our commitment to Christ and be expressing that both as a member of a church and through your contribution to the work of inHope. We are thankful for all of our volunteers.
We are committed to developing a diverse staff and volunteer workforce that reflects the community we are all part of. We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) volunteers as these groups are underrepresented at inHope.
If you would like to know more about volunteering at inHope, please get in touch with our Volunteer Manager, Amelia.