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Volunteering

Volunteers are central to every aspect of our work. There are lots of different opportunities to get involved with. We hope to provide structured and supportive volunteering opportunities that suit all interests, skills, availability and levels of experience. Some roles require a regular commitment each week, whereas others can be more flexible or occasional.

Under our volunteering programme, we can help people learn new skills and gain experience in different areas or use their existing skills and knowledge to give back and help others.

Volunteers receive an induction and safeguarding training, have regular peer-support meetings with their team, receive ongoing support and supervision from their Project Coordinator, and can attend further training and development opportunities in relevant areas.

Get in touch to find out about our current volunteer roles and for a volunteer application form.

Hosting Scheme

The hosting scheme matches a volunteer with a spare room in their house with an asylum seeker or refugee who have nowhere to stay.

Volunteer hosts provide a warm, safe environment for someone in need by opening up their home to a guest for an agreed time period. The terms of the hosting placement are negotiated between the host and guest on an individual basis.

Ongoing support is provided to hosts and all guests receive support from the destitution service and casework to resolve their problems and move their situations forwards.

If you are interested in becoming a host or would like to find out more please get in touch with the Housing Programme Coordinator.

Befriending

We are developing a befriending service for people who are isolated, have additional needs that make it difficult for them to access our core services, or would simply benefit from some friendship and extra support.

Get in touch with the Support Programme Leader if you are interested in being part of the Befriending Project.

Student Placements

We have a small number of student placements available each academic year, in particular for students of Greenhead College, Crossley Heath Grammar School and Brighouse High School.

If you are a student requesting a placement, please talk to the relevant teacher at your school or college.

If you are a teacher or staff member wanting to explore the possibility of placements at St. Augustine’s Centre, please get in touch.

Things we CAN take

  • Good quality and clean clothing and shoes

  • Bags and accessories

  • Books

  • Furniture with relevant fire labels (Please call first to make arrangements and ensure we have space)

  • Soft furnishing in good, clean condition with relevant fire labels

  • Homewares: china, kitchenware, ornaments

  • Football boots

  • Clean, good quality toys and games with all pieces included & with CE mark

  • Food

  • Toiletries

  • Clean duvets and pillows

Things we CAN’T take

  • Upholstered furniture without a fire label or with large tears or damage.

  • Furniture with missing parts or that is damaged

  • Children’s equipment e.g. car seats

  • Electrical items, including white goods and power tools

  • Candles without instructions

  • Electric blankets

  • Heating and cooking items such as gas appliances and oil heaters

  • Gas cookers

  • Safety/cycle helmets

  • Toys without CE mark

  • Baby items we don’t take to include prams and cots, we would ask you to donate them to crisis pregnancy care who give these items out every week at their baby item drop in http://www.cpchalifax.org.uk/

Partner with Us

We are always very interested to hear from organisations who would like to explore joint projects or funding opportunities with us! Please contact Vicky Ledwidge.

Jobs

Future employment opportunities will be advertised here.