How you can get involved
The Hull Homeless Community Project work with some of the most disadvantaged people in our community including homeless people, older people, unemployed people, those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, children, families, prison leavers, vulnerable women, care leavers, as well as victims of Modern slavery, sexual exploitation and abuse.
If you enjoy spending time with people and have some skills you’d like to share, we’d encourage you to make contact with us. Your skills are valuable and the rewards of supporting others are immense – volunteers often tell us that they receive much more than they give.
“Volunteering has opened my eyes as to the diverse range of people at risk of and affected by homelessness in the humber region. Seeing the smile on someone’s face when you have changed their life for the better is an amazing feeling”
Weekly outreach volunteer
Whatever you contribute through volunteering with us, whether it’s seasonal, once a week, or anything inbetween; by volunteering here you are joining a team of dedicated volunteers across the region that work hard to be advocates for positive social change.
However you get involved, volunteering with HHCP will give you the opportunity to:
- Learn new skills which would be great for your CV.
Make new friends locally and across the region.
Meet inspiring new people, including HHCP members, partners, clients and other volunteers.
Work alongside experts in their field and make a tremendous difference in the fight against poverty and homelessness.
We have many opportunities for volunteers;
From joining our rough sleeper outreach team, engaging directly with those people who are hard to house and live chaotic lifestyles, assisting in drop in sessions for vulnerable women, children and families, serving meals to people who would otherwise be on their own on Christmas Day, supporting those who are struggling financially, helping move families and individuals into independent living, providing community outreach and championship or running activities and classes in community centres to providing support to help people into employment to name but a few.
As a dedicated charity the bulk of our budget comes from goodwill, donations and fundraising. A big part of volunteering for us involves helping us to raise much needed funds to continue and expand our work. All volunteers are encouraged to be involved in fundraising in some way to help sustain the work we do and in turn being able to offer quality volunteering opportunities.
Awareness and education;
For any social issue, awareness and education is key to helping people understand why a problem exists and the work required to try and solve it.
We place a huge emphasis on raising awareness in the community to help encourage others to feel empowered to make positive change in their community. From information days, info stands at public events, community fun days and social media we like to make the most of what skills and passions our volunteers have to engage the community and raise awareness.
There are plenty of opportunities to get involved through volunteering, whatever your individual skill level and interests. Volunteering is an excellent way of taking your valuable lifeskills and experience and using them to benefit others in your local community.
Other ways to help;
Volunteers also help to support us in many other ways and they are all vital in ensuring that we can run effectively to provide our services and ensure that people know about us. You can help in various ways including:
Marketing, through PR or social media, you could organise fundraising events to raise funds and create partnerships with other local organisations in your immediate area.
It is important that we keep letting people know we are here to help them, so you could help to get our message into the community through outreach events, local fairs, fates and festivals, you could encourage your work colleagues to participate in fundraising or your company to help through their social responsibility programme.
You can even advocate for us by being a casual supporter and sharing our news and work.
No matter your commitments or skills, volunteering is a great way to add social value to your community and do something satisfying with your spare time.
Oh and it’s ok to feel good about giving something back!
Get in touch with us to find out more – firstname.lastname@example.org