Volunteer

 
RESTART is extremely lucky to have such a large pool of committed volunteers who help shape the ethos of the charity.           
Whether you would like to volunteer at our drop-in, as a mentor or represent the charity through outreach and fundraising projects, you will certainly make a huge difference to the work we do.
 
Find out more about volunteer roles:

Drop-In Volunteer

ReAct to homelessness

 

Our drop-in is the 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 (those with kitchen experience)
  • 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 (phil@restartlives.org) who will discuss the opportunity with you.

Be a Mentor

Help to ReStore the future for a guest

 
Mentors are instrumental in helping support a guest through important stages of the REGAIN programme, overcome challenges and reach their full potential.
 
Mentor duties will 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 (olivia.restart@gmail.com) who will discuss the opportunity with you.

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?
  • Run a marathon- or any other personal challenge you are taking on!
  • 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. 
  • Put on a performance- if you have a hidden talent, why not display it and let people pay to see!
  • Give it up- kick that bad habit and convince your community to sponsor you!
  • 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 are up for an activity and would like to fundraise, please get in touch via our ‘Contact Us’ Page. We’ll be happy to offer advice or further suggestions.