Volunteering

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is a great way to make a significant difference to your local community and also provides the opportunity to meet new people and learn new skills. Our ten interlinking projects depend on our wonderful team of volunteers and together we deliver our mission to support homeless, disadvantaged and vulnerable people in Bath. Read some of our volunteer testimonials.

Volunteering with our Projects

Lifeline is a drop-in centre open Monday – Friday (1.30-3.30pm) offering a warm, safe space off the streets and practical help with a range of complex issues. We are currently looking for volunteers on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please read more about our available opportunities here.

Life Skills offers a range of practical and creative classes for vulnerable and disadvantaged adults on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays. Volunteers can assist with classes and, where they have certain skills to offer, run a workshop. For available opportunities please email here.

Furniture Project collects and redistributes furniture and household items to individuals and families on a low income. It is open Monday – Friday from 9-4.30pm. A general volunteer role description is here. For available opportunities please email here.

Lunch Box serves food on Monday and Wednesday lunchtimes. Volunteers help to welcome visitors and assist with the service of food and with cleaning-up. Lunch Box does not require further volunteers at the moment.

Family Matters works with local families that have multiple and complex needs to help them to make positive changes to their family life. They work in partnership with the B&NES Connecting Families team from where most of our families are referred. Volunteers are asked to make a weekly visit of up to 2 hours to support family members. For volunteering opportunities please email here.

Home for Good encourages fostering and adopting within the local community. If you would like to know more, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter here: https://www.facebook.com/H4GBanes/  https://twitter.com/H4G_Banes. For available volunteering opportunities please email here.

Bath Foodbank distributes food parcels to people in a crisis. There are various volunteering opportunities in the distribution centres, supermarket collection areas and the warehouse. For more information and for available opportunities please email here.

 

Volunteering through the Church

Genesis Trust assists the organisation of the Soup Run, Sunday Centre and Bath Street Pastors.

Soup Run runs every night of the year in the Cattle Market car park between 7-8pm. It is organised via various Churches in Bath. There are currently no volunteer vacancies with the Soup Run. However, if you are a member of a Church who has a Soup Run team, please enquire with them about future opportunities.

Sunday Centre serves Sunday lunch in Nexus Methodist Church 12-3pm. It is organised via various Churches in Bath. There are currently no volunteer vacancies with the Sunday Centre. However, if you are a member of a Church who has a Sunday Centre team, please enquire with them about future opportunities.

Bath Street Pastors are volunteers from local churches who patrol the streets of Bath on Friday and Saturday nights. They work alongside other agencies such as the local police, street marshals and fast response ambulance crews, responding to the needs of individuals, providing both a listening ear and practical support. For information on volunteering with them please email here.

 

Volunteering with our Fundraising Team

We always welcome the help of people wanting to give their time to raise funds for Genesis. From bake sales, marathons, sleep-outs, to stewarding at Genesis-led events, there is lots to get involved with.  Please email our Community and Events Manager to find out more.

 

Other Volunteering Opportunities

We can offer work experience roles for people looking to contribute to a growing charity and develop their  skill-set. Please see our latest opportunities here.