Volunteer for Link to Hope and help make a real difference to some of the poorest and most marginalised people in Eastern Europe.  For every hour you volunteer it is multiplied in being able to spread the word and raise the finances necessary to fund our education and social care projects.  So many different people volunteer their time and talents and below are some of the roles we need help with.

Shabby Chic Volunteer

Shabby Chic Painting Volunteer – We would love to hear from you if you love painting Shabby Chic Furniture. We supply the furniture, paint, tools and everything you need.  You supply your creativity and passion.  More information here.

The Family & Elderly Shoebox Appeal is our biggest campaign that we run every year before Christmas, where we invite people to fill a shoebox with items for a whole family. Each year we deliver around 40,000 shoeboxes! We send out these shoeboxes of gifts to those families who need it most; where a lack of food or fuel makes it a struggle to survive and are a priority above presents. We like to think of each one as a shoebox full of smiles, bringing a little bit of light into families’ lives and letting them know someone is thinking and caring about them. For more details on the Family & Elderly Shoebox Appeal and how to take part please click here.

We welcome donations of good quality clothing, bric a brac, toys, books and furniture to sell in our Link to Hope shops. You can drop your items into any of our six shops listed here. We also have a furniture team who would be delighted to hear about any furniture you would like to donate and if it’s saleable then arrange to pick it up. We can also deliver any larger furniture items bought in any of our shops. This service operates within a 10 mile radius of Worthing. We also do full and part house clearances for which a small fee may apply. Please contact your nearest Link to Hope to arrange a collection. A list of shops can be found here

If you are near Worthing at all then we would love to see you and if you could help for a few hours at a time that would be great. We generally appreciate all administration support offered to us. Also if you have any ideas for increasing revenue for us ie if you are an expert at E-Bay or Amazon then there is always a desk and computer free if you feel able to help us. Generally in May/June we send out thousands of shoebox leaflets and posters so that is one of our busiest times. The other time is around September on the run up to the Shoebox Appeal.

Do you fancy giving a few hours a week helping us to prepare all the donations that we get from supporters so we can sell them in one of our 5 shops in Worthing, Goring, Rustington, Littlehampton, and Ferring. The tasks are various and include sorting, steaming, pricing, display, shop windows, till work and many other important roles. Volunteering in the shops is always a good way of gaining extra experience if you are out of work and we are very happy to write a reference for you after you have been with us for a period of time.

Would you like to help us spread the Link to Hope word? Do you enjoy public speaking? We know it isn’t for everyone, but if you stand behind Link to Hope’s efforts and want to spread the good word, than we would be thrilled if you’d like to get involved. Whether it’s through a church group, school, business networking event or a coffee morning, we want to reach as many as people as possible to let them know who we are and what we are all about. If you would like to speak about Link to Hope please email info@linktohope.co.uk

We value any help our wonderful supporters can give, so if you don’t fancy running a marathon for us, here are just a few ideas you might consider:-

· Themed parties

· Quiz nights

· Music or sport event

· Balloon race

· Race nights·

·Sponsored anything & everything!

·Dress down day

·Suggest Link to Hope as your work/organisation’s charity of the year

·Cake sales

If you are part of a church/community group, organisation or would like to do some of your own fundraising then please do get in touch. Email or call 01903 529333.

Are you able to help on our Collection/Delivery van? You would need to be relatively fit and strong as it involves lifting large items of furniture. Because of the nature of the job we would need help for the full day 8:30am till around 4:30pm, we work Monday to Friday but you could just volunteer for just one day.

We also have a smaller van that is maned by driver volunteers. The van goes our for approximately 3 hours each day Monday to Friday and travels around each of our shops in Worthing, Goring, Rustington, Littlehampton, Lancing and Ferring. It would be collecting electrics and moving rotated items from shop to shop.

Want to do something a little bit more energetic for Link to Hope. See our events page for lots of ways you can get involved with the charity some of which involve going over to Eastern Europe.

To volunteer for us please fill in your details below with a short message and we will get back to you. Contact Form