Volunteer with Hope4

Consider working alongside our team.

Volunteering is much more than just giving of your time. By volunteering you will meet new people, gain new skills and at the same time help your community.

If you are interested in any of the opportunities shown here, then please complete the form below and a member of the team will be in touch to explore the roles you are interested in and talk you through the next steps.

What our volunteers say

It has been really rewarding being involved with volunteering. I really praise the people that are fully involved with Hope4. It is an important work and benefits many vulnerable people. God bless!
I love volunteering at Hope4 as it enables me to support those people that are struggling with life at that moment in time and they are always so appreciative of Hope4 and never fail to thank us for the food and service that is provided to them.
Alison S
Volunteering at Hope4 is very worthwhile. It connects me with the people that get forgotten too often and is a good way too showing practically that I care.
Georgina N
I can say that Winter Shelter has become not only help for homeless people, but also a nice place to meet up for all of the volunteers.

More About The Roles

Kitchen Team

Before the pandemic, our seven day a week service saw our kitchen volunteers cooking meals every day. Currently the kitchen teams are not in operation, but if you would be interested in volunteering in this role when we are able to offer clients this service, do let us know. You would be part of a small team on a day of your choice, usually on a fortnightly rota cooking and serving drinks at lunch time, or on Saturdays making breakfast. Shifts usually last around 3 hours.

Rugby Food bank Warehouse & Distribution

In the foodbank we need help to weigh, sort and store donated food before it is made into parcels for clients to collect. You could help in this vital work ensuring we have the right food available at all times, or meeting clients and giving out food parcels. Volunteers are part of a small team on a rota and usually come along once a week or fortnight for 3-4 hours. Volunteers also undertake some of the admin roles in the office.


If you have experience in fundraising or just the drive to make a difference by helping organise events, campaigns, marketing, working on grant application etc join the dynamic fundraising group that meets monthly aiming to increase Hope4’s funding and making it sustainable.

Hope4 Ambassador

Do you enjoy public speaking and engaging others in something you are passionate about? Why not come and learn about what we do and promote our work to businesses, churches and schools encouraging them to partner with us and to understand why we do what we do.

Hope Centre Food Collection

Before the pandemic, supermarkets and other shops would kindly donate some of their surplus food which would otherwise go to landfill. This not only kept our food costs down, but allowed our volunteers to cook nutritious meals for our clients using fresh ingredients. Food collection driver volunteers collected food from various outlets in the town using their own cars on a weekly rota.

Building Maintenance

Our small team of dedicated volunteers utilise their talents saving us hundreds of pounds a year and enabling us to keep the Hope Centre fit for purpose. Painting, carpentry, plumbing and the monthly kitchen deep-clean are some of the areas that we need help with.

Winter Shelter Volunteer

Making beds, cooking an evening meal or breakfast, playing cards or board games, having a chat, staying awake on the night shift or being a team leader are all areas in which you could help. The shelter is open through the winter seven nights a week. You can choose which night and how often you would like to volunteer. You do not have to be a member of that church or any faith group to volunteer at a shelter.

IT and Social Media

We have an IT system and a growing presence on social media, both need maintaining. If you are interested in using your talents to help us with either of these vital areas do let us know.

If you are interested in any of the above opportunities, then please go to the Vacancies page where you will be able to complete a form indicating which areas you are interested in. A member of the team will be in touch to explore the roles you are interested in and talk you through the next steps.