About Volunteering with Open Door

Volunteers play a vital part in helping us to deliver the best service possible to homeless and vulnerable adults in our community.


More than 90 volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and cultures give their time to Open Door.  People volunteer for many reasons, perhaps to give something to the local community or to gain valuable experience.

Why Volunteer?


Working as a volunteer at Open Door can be very rewarding, and provides:


  • The opportunity to join a team dedicated to helping disadvantaged people in the local community
  • Valuable work experience within a friendly and supportive environment
  • The opportunity for personal and professional development
  • The chance to meet other volunteers and Open Door staff at social events
  • Regular communication via newsletters
  • References for both existing and former volunteers


The range of volunteering opportunities is diverse, from working within the kitchen to becoming an Ambassador for the charity.  We aim to match an individual’s preference and skills with the opportunities on offer. You can give as little or as much time as you wish.  Some roles will require regular commitment but others are more flexible.

Please visit the Support us section for more information.​