Can you help Footprints make a difference to the lives of local people in 2023?

Have you got some time to spare each week?
Do you want to make a difference in your local community?
Have you ever thought about volunteering?

If you can answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then volunteering with Footprints in the Community could be for you. 

Footprints in the Community runs a number of projects from our offices at 10 Queen Street in Redcar, each of which aims to reduce poverty and isolation and improve health and wellbeing, in Redcar and the surrounding area. 

2023 marks a significant milestone for us, as 10 years as a registered charity. During that time demand for our charity’s projects and the number of clients and members we support has grown each year.  With many people worrying about the increased cost of living, this demand is expected to grow.

So that we can continue to support local people into 2023 and beyond, we are looking to recruit a number of new volunteers across our projects. These are some of the volunteering opportunities we are currently recruiting for:

  • First Steps project – based at our warehouse in Dormanstown – Mondays and/or Thursdays 8.30am-12noon.  This is an admin role which will involve answering emails, general queries and inputting onto a database.
  • Next Step Shop at Grangetown – Mondays 9am-1pm. The role involves stocking shelves, helping customers select/pack items and some general admin.
  • Footprints Community Cafe – various opportunities Monday to Saturday 11am-2pm. This role may involve serving customers, clearing tables, operating the till and some food preparation.

Our volunteers have told us about the benefits to them of volunteering for Footprints in the Community. They include making a positive difference in their local communities, making new friendships, improving mental health and reducing feelings of loneliness. Many of our volunteers have also improved their skills and moved onto employment.

So, if you think volunteering could be for you, please email our Volunteer Coordinator at to find out more about our recruitment process.  If you’re involved in a church or community group and would like to arrange a visit by our Volunteer Coordinator at one of your group meetings to talk about volunteering opportunities, then please get in touch.  We’d love to hear from you.