Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteer with us

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?

Our projects rely on our team of dedicated volunteers.  If you’re interested in donating your time and commitment, take a look at our current opportunities listed below, or contact our Volunteer Coordinator to arrange an informal chat.

Our current volunteering opportunities

So that we can continue to support local people into 2024 and beyond, we are looking to recruit a number of new volunteers across our projects:

  • Next Step Shop volunteer – based at 10 Queen Street, Redcar – Tuesdays 8.30am-1pm. This role involves helping members select and pack their shopping, stocking shelves and generally supporting the Shop Manager.
  • The Shed volunteers – based at our woodworking shop in Queen Street, Redcar – various times/days.  Opportunities for general session volunteers, workshop and community project volunteers.
  • First Steps project – based at our warehouse in Dormanstown – Mondays and/or Thursdays 8.30am-12noon.  This role will involve sorting donations of baby and children’s clothing and equipment and making up parcels for referrals.
  • Redcar Area Foodbank – based at our warehouse in Dormanstown – Mondays and/or Thursdays 8.30am-12noon. Sorting and weighing-in donations of food and making-up orders to go out to our nine foodbank centres across the area.
  • Footprints Community Cafe based on Redcar High Street – various opportunities Monday to Friday 11am-2pm. This role may involve serving customers, clearing tables, operating the till and some food preparation.

If you think volunteering with Footprints could be for you, please email volunteer@footprintsinthecommunity.co.uk or telephone 01642 484842 to arrange an informal chat with Rachel, our Volunteer Coordinator.