Support us

Open Door needs your help to support people who are homeless and need help to rebuild their lives in the community. Open Door is only able to run smoothly because of the time and dedication of volunteers who help in many practical ways.


This can include working as part of a team preparing lunch in one of our drop-ins, or preparing and serving a dinner for 12 in the night shelter in our kitchen. Volunteers usually commit to weekly, fortnightly or monthly shift.


Other roles include fundraising activities, office work, collecting and sorting donated food and befriending people while they are staying at Open Door.


Every evening of the year we provide hot meals for the 12 residents who are staying with us overnight.


Some of our volunteers run the Winter Beds Project, which provides extra overnight shelter places on the coldest nights of the year.


For more information about volunteering please call 01727 859113 between 9am to 2pm (Tuesday to Thursday) or e-mail

Please visit the Donating section for more information.​