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Volunteering Opportunities

Coffee & Retail Charity Shop Assistants

Come and join us at Windsor’s & Refreshed. Our charity shop raises vital money to fund our services and help the homeless or vulnerably housed people.  You could be serving coffee & snacks, or sorting and pricing clothes and other items, designing shop windows displays, keeping the shop clean & tidy. 

Service Support Assistants

We are looking for Service Support Assistant Volunteers to work on Reception at our Head office. It is important to us to welcome those who need our support. To meet and greet members of the public, service users and professionals and  respond to their enquiries/ answer  telephone/General admin duties as required.

Van Drivers & Assistants

Van drivers are urgently needed to collect and distribute donations. Duties include: collecting donated clothing, furniture and household items from the local community.  You will need to have a UK driving License (as a Driver not as an Assistant).

Donated Goods Co-ordinator

Provide co-ordination for the collection, delivery and storage of donated furniture and household goods.  Liaising with donors/recipients of goods and with a pool of volunteer drivers.  Arranging for cataloguing & photographing of donated items.  Organising and managing the organisation’s storage facility.  Arranging for Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) of electrical appliances and basic furniture renovation. 

Fundraisers

You can do absolutely anything; all you have to do is get people to sponsor you if you do a sponsored walk/cycle/run as you do it, or have a raffle or collection which will raise much needed funds and awareness of homelessness and Cyrenians.  Whether it’s a cuppa and cakes with a few friends or a grand event; you can hold a tea party at home or community venue. 

 

Group Volunteering Opportunities

 If you'd like to volunteer as group, we have some opportunities to get involved:

EMAIL: volunteering@coventrycyrenians.org if you would like to discuss any of these opportunities further

 

How do I apply?

Please download and complete the volunteer application form. You can print it and send/deliver to our head office - Oakwood House, Cheylesmore, Coventry, CV1 2HL

Volunteering Application Form

Alternatively, email volunteering@coventrycyrenians.org and we'll send you a Microsoft Word version, which you can fill out and send back as an attachment.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss our volunteering opportunites further, ring us on 02476 228099 and ask to speak to our volunteering team.

 

Other Ways You Can Help

Gifts-in-kind/Donated Goods

We need donated goods for our charity shop, Windsor's and Refreshed. All donations must be clean, useable and of saleable quality. If you wouldn't buy it, we probably won't sell it.

Fill a bag with any of the following items and donate them to support homeless people in your local community:

You can drop donated goods into our head office: Oakwood House, Cheylesmore, Coventry, CV12HL. Or you can drop them directly to our charity shop Windsor's and Refreshed: Windsor's & Refreshed, 98-101 Far Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5EA.

We can also collect, email donated goods at donatedgoods@coventrycyrenians.org or ring 02476228099 and ask to speak to our donated goods co-ordinator.

 

Collection Tin Coordinators

We have 100 collecting tins we want to distribute around local businesses and organisations in Coventry and Warwickshire. We are looking for enthusiastic and committed people, passionate about changing the lives of homeless people. You would be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with local businesses such as hairdressers, newsagents and restaurants, so a friendly and welcoming manner is important. A good knowledge of your local area would be helpful, but not essential. Your job would be to track, monitor and change collecting tins and handling cash donations. Email fundraising@coventrycyrenians.org to find out how to get involved.

Leave a Gift in Your Will

Gifts left in wills are really important to Cyrenians. Leaving a legacy will cost you nothing today, but it will make a difference to the lives of future generations in our local community.

If like us, you believe every person deserves a safe place to call home and the right to a more positive future, you might want to consider leaving us a gift in your Will. We are so grateful to people who support us in this way. Please contact phil.bragg@coventrycyrenians.org if you would like more information. 

Charity Greeting Cards

We have charity greeting cards & Christmas cards for sale to raise vital funds. A pack of 10 costs £2.99. Contact us at fundraising@coventrycyrenians.org on how to purchase yours.