Get Involved: Volunteer

Thank you so much to everyone who has given up time to volunteer with us during the global pandemic. We are extremely grateful for your support!

At the moment we are looking for fit & healthy volunteers to work with us as Van Drivers and Driver’s Mates, which would involve just one day a week.

What we offer to Volunteers:

  • Taster days, training, support and oversight in their roles.
  • Flexibility of commitment: some roles are once a week, some when you find yourself free!
  • Travelling and subsistence expenses.
  • A great team atmosphere, working with a variety of people.
  • Rewarding opportunities to make a real difference to people in our community.

To find out more about what’s involved, click the Volunteering Roles below, grouped by project. 

SCM Basics Banks

Picking up the Basics Bank van, following a daily route of pickups and deliveries, restocking the Basics Banks.  (Some moderate lifting and moving of food crates involved)   

Current Vacancies:

Regular Monday Driver 7.15am – 3.30pm

Back up drivers – able to cover planned holiday. 

Mon – Fri (only one day a week)

7.15am to 3.30pm

I’d like to volunteer as a Van Driver

Helping with pick-ups and deliveries, helping the driver manoeuvre the vehicle and lift heavy loads.

Currently no vacancies
Food sorting, stacking and making up food parcels, talking to clients, making drinks. (The role does involve lifting of moderately heavy crates.) Current Vacancies: We have a few vacancies available, please get in touch for further details:

I’d like to volunteer as a Food Bank Volunteer

Wednesdays. Clothes donations sorting, hanging and displaying, talking to clients helping them find what they are looking for, making drinks.

Volunteers needed for:

Morning (9am till 12pm)

Afternoon (12pm till 3.30pm)

I’d like to volunteer as a Clothes Bank Volunteer
Tuesday or Thursday at the warehouse. Stocktakes, sorting and checking donations, filling trays, picking restock orders.

Currently no vacancies

SCM Marketplace

Responsible for managing volunteers and running a Marketplace session. 

Currently no vacancies

Responsible for putting away food deliveries and restocking shelves.   

I’d like to volunteer as a Marketplace Stock Assistant

Responsible for welcoming members, serving tea & coffee, assisting in the food area, and helping to set up & pack down.

I’d like to volunteer as a Marketplace Welcome Team Member

Picking up the Marketplace van, following a daily route of pickups for the Marketplace Scheme, as well as occasional collections.  (Some moderate lifting and moving of food crates involved)   

Current Vacancies:


7.15am – 11.30am

I’d like to volunteer as a Van Driver/ Driver’s Mate

SCM Schools

Trained extensively to plan, lead and deliver day programmes and assemblies in schools, managing a small team of schools volunteers.

I’d like to volunteer as a Schools Team Leader

Helping with games, crafts, stories and activities in a school on an SCM ‘Question of Faith’ day.

I’d like to volunteer as a Schools Team Member

Helping with schools admin in the SCM office.

Currently no vacancies

Helping in the office by preparing and packing all of the craft materials, props and games needed for each ‘Question of Faith’ day.

Currently no vacancies

Other Areas

Help with administration in the SCM office.

Currently no vacancies

Help tell our story.  This can work in a variety of ways, such as sharing posts and stories on social media about the work of SCM.  Please get in touch to find out more.

I’d like to volunteer to Share the SCM Story

Help us raise funds to continue the essential work which we do across the region.

I’d like to volunteer as a Fundraiser

We are a deliberately small charity, trying to maintain a small footprint by helping to create opportunities and equip others to do the work of God’s Kingdom. This means that for the bulk or our work we depend on our brilliant, diverse and hard working team of volunteers.

In the same way that we are committed to providing help for anyone in need regardless of their background, belief, or outlook, we welcome volunteers from any background, belief, or outlook, as long as they themselves are happy with the Christian ethos of our charity. Of course, with specific volunteering roles such as helping to teach a Christian perspective on RE in schools, offering prayer to someone in need, or leading team devotions, we would only be asking trained and vetted Christian volunteers to undertake these tasks.