Volunteering

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.

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.

Click the Volunteering Roles below to find out more about some of opportunities we currently have, broken down by project:

SCM Basics Banks

Picking up the Basics Bank van, following a daily route of pickups and deliveries, restocking the Basics Banks.

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

Running the Basics Bank venue for the day, leading volunteer briefing and devotions before opening, supervising the other volunteers, greeting and checking the clients, taking phone enquiries, talking to referral agents.

Food sorting, stacking and making up food parcels, talking to clients, making drinks.

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

Stocktakes, managing deliveries, sorting and checking donations, filling trays, picking restock orders.

SCM Schools

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

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

Helping with schools admin in the SCM office.

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

Other Areas

Offering a chaplaincy service to a school, office or business, befriending and listening.

Help with administration in the SCM office.

Help tell our story.

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