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.
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.
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.
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.
Donating to the Centre couldn’t be easier – just access our page at give.net and you can make either a one-off payment or a monthly donation.
If you donate to St. Augustine’s Centre you can be certain that we will use your donation wisely in our work supporting the vulnerable.
Thank you for your support.
Donated Goods – what we can and can’t take
We always welcome donations! However, we cannot always take everything due to safety or legal reasons. We would also be grateful if you could call to check our current needs as we have limited storage.
Things we CAN take
Good quality and clean clothing and shoes
Bags and accessories
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
Clean, good quality toys and games with all pieces included & with CE mark
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
Heating and cooking items such as gas appliances and oil heaters
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/