Volunteer

RESTART’S team of committed volunteers help support our guests on a weekly basis. Their energy and passion shape the charity’s atmosphere and enable our space to feel welcoming, safe and genuine.

If you are interested in volunteering, then read about our different volunteer roles below and get in touch!

Drop-In Volunteer

ReAct to homelessness

 

Our drop-in is an ideal way to respond to the immediate needs of guests and contribute to tackling homelessness.
Drop-in duties may include:
  • setting up
  • welcome and registration
  • cooking for guests
  • serving food and drinks
  • signposting to important services (for example, Day Centres, Night Shelters)
  • organising and distributing donations of clothes and other provisions.
  • cleaning and clear-down.
  • any other skills, such as, arts & crafts, social media support are welcome.
 All volunteers will enjoy a meal with guests and be able to take time to get to know one another.
Board games are a popular ice-breaker!
If you are interested in volunteering at the drop-in, or have any questions, please get in touch with
Phil Nugent, General Manager:
phil@restartlives.org

Be a Mentor

Help to ReStore the future for a guest

Mentors are instrumental in supporting a guest through important stages of the REGAIN programme, in overcoming challenges and in reaching their full potential.
Mentor responsibilities include:
  • Weekly meetings with guests
  • Setting goals, creating action plans and giving advice
  • Visits to voluntary placement/workplace/appointments
  • Signposting to key services (e.g. counselling, debt advice)
 Mentor skills:
  • Excellent communication
  • Good listener / empathetic
  • Reliable and responsive
  • Able to motivate and encourage positive thinking

 

If you are interested in volunteering as a mentor, or have any questions, please get in touch with
Olivia Pyle, Mentoring & Comms Manager:
 olivia.restart@gmail.com 

Fundraising

RePresent RESTART through promotional, outreach and fundraising activities.

If you like the work we do and want to help raise awareness, then get involved or choose your own fundraising activity.
Some possible ideas for you:
  • Sleep-Out- could you do a night outside with only a sleeping bag and mat?
  • Car Boot Sale- have a clear out and give to a good cause!
  • Come dine with me- healthy competition with friends to raise money for the homeless.
  • Pub Quiz- perhaps you can arrange a charity evening and get a team together.
  • Work- a coffee morning, a prize draw or even a sponsored silence!
    If you like the work we do and want to help raise awareness, then get involved or choose your own fundraising activity.

If you are up for a challenge and would like to fundraise, please get in touch by sending a message via our ‘Contact us’ page.             
We will look forward to offering advice and further suggestions.

There is definitely a sense of community at RESTART, I’ve made great friends and had some of the most memorable conversations with people from all walks of life.”  

Ellie Farmer, Volunteer, 2019.

 “I like RESTART because it is doing great work helping the most vulnerable people whilst offering volunteers a chance to get know one another and share their own experiences or difficulties”  

Mohamed El Kouch, Volunteer, 2019.