Volunteer In King’s Lynn

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Why Volunteer?

Tackle Homelessness in King’s Lynn

Tackle Homelessness in King's Lynn

The Purfleet Trust have always relied on volunteers to help us to provide our services in across King’s Lynn and West Norfolk. We have been so proud of what we have been able to achieve over the past 30 years, and this is all down to the dedicated volunteers that have put their hard work and dedication into caring for people less fortunate than ourselves. At the heart of everything we do is our commitment to treating every person who comes to us with compassion, respect, and dignity. We believe that by providing a welcoming and supportive environment, we can help individuals to rebuild their lives and achieve their full potential.

Opportunities

Opportunities

Whether you can provide a few hours per week or a few days, we can use your help! We offer volunteering positions in a variety of roles, such as at our Health & Wellbeing Centre, on our delivery van, or sales roles at the Purfleet Pantry. Please look at our ‘Roles’ section or have a chat with us to see what you might best be suited for! We value all of our volunteers and we offer opportunities for growth within the Trust, such as training and new experiences.

Gain Skills

Gain Skills

Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills, access training, increase your professional and personal experience and grow your CV. Some people choose volunteering because they have spare time on their hands and want to use it in a worthwhile way, others see it as a way back into paid employment after a period of unemployment or time out for caring for children. Some of our volunteers have been with us for many years, while others have moved on into paid employment, having gained the experience and confidence they needed to make a successful application.

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It has made me more aware of what is happening in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk for those experiencing homelessness. It has been good for my well being to get out and meet people.

volunteers paint the walls at the purfleet pantry
Allan
Volunteer
purfleet pantry team photo at our 30th anniversary at sandringham
purfleet pantry volunteers in the christmas display window
volunteers in the kitchen
volunteer cooking our christmas dinner
volunteer at norton hill fete
volunteer serves up lunch
volunteers pose with the purfleet photo frame at the cake stall at norton hill
volunteer reads from the pulpit at all saints church
purfleet pantry volunteer stocking shelves
purfleet pantry team photo at our 30th anniversary at sandringham

What Volunteering means…

Volunteering for The Purfleet Trust means being part of our wonderful community.

Volunteering means using your spare time to help others.

Volunteering means supporting vulnerable people in our area.

Volunteering means helping to give people a brighter future.

Find the role that suits you…

volunteer and our van

Van Driver/Support

Van Driver/Support

This role involves you supporting us by collecting food for our meals at the Health & Wellbeing Centre and stock for the Purfleet Pantry, or by collecting furniture for the Pantry and our House2Home project. You will be representing the Trust on these collections and you will be interacting with businesses and the public on our behalf!

Represent the Trust in the community by collecting food and furniture for our services!

purfleet pantry volunteer stocking shelves

Pantry Sales Assistant

Purfleet Pantry Sales Assistant

The Purfleet Pantry need volunteer sales assistants to help stock shelves, serve customers and be a kind and welcoming face in the shop. If you have experience working in retail we would love to have you join our friendly team as we provide a crucial and ever-growing service to the community in South Lynn and beyond.

Help support local families struggling with the Cost of Living Crisis.

boxes of donated blankets and bedding

Donation Sorter

Donation Sorter

We rely on donations for the Purfleet Pantry, House2Home project and emergency support for our clients, such as food, clothes and essentials. You will help sort and log the donations dropped at our Pathways warehouse, and prepare our House2Home packages for vulnerable people moving into their new accommodation. Being able or willing to learn PAT testing would be a bonus!

Ensure that our donations get given to those who need them most.

sofas in the purfleet pantry

Online Shop Assistant

Online Shop Assistant

Have you got a knack for selling clothes, furniture and electrical goods? We need volunteers to photograph and post listings for items on platforms like eBay, Vinted and Facebook Marketplace.

If you’ve got a keen eye for selling online, we need your help!

volunteers in the kitchen

HWBC Volunteer

HWBC Volunteer

The Health & Wellbeing Centre is the hub of our core services and always needs volunteers to help provide services to our clients. • Could you help keep the Centre tidy by helping clean the day room and kitchen? • Can you greet our clients and answer calls at reception? Support from volunteers to build a welcoming and supportive environment can help individuals to rebuild their lives and achieve their full potential.

Help support people experiencing homelessness in our Health & Wellbeing Centre!

purfleet pantry stand at norton hill fete

Events Volunteer

Events Volunteer

Would you like to support us at events across King’s Lynn and West Norfolk? We are always looking for people to represent the Trust at events and be able to spread the word to the public of our work and ways they can get involved.

Represent the Trust at events across King’s Lynn & West Norfolk!

volunteer with the van outside our warehouse
Van Driver/Support
Find out more

This role involves you supporting us by collecting food for our meals at the Health & Wellbeing Centre and stock for the Purfleet Pantry, or by collecting furniture for the Pantry and our House2Home project. You will be representing the Trust on these collections and you will be interacting with businesses and the public on our behalf!

purfleet pantry volunteer group photo
Purfleet Pantry Sales Assistant
Find out more

The Purfleet Pantry need volunteer sales assistants to help stock shelves, serve customers and be a kind and welcoming face in the shop. If you have experience working in retail we would love to have you join our friendly team as we provide a crucial and ever-growing service to the community in South Lynn and
beyond.

boxes of donated blankets and bedding
Donation Sorter
Find out more

We rely on donations for the Purfleet Pantry, House2Home project and emergency support for our clients, such as food, clothes and essentials. You will help sort and log the donations dropped at our Pathways warehouse, and prepare our House2Home packages for vulnerable people moving into their new accommodation. Being able or willing to learn PAT testing would be a bonus!

sofas in the purfleet pantry
Online Shop Assistant
Find out more

Have you got a knack for selling clothes, furniture and electrical goods? We need volunteers to photograph and post listings for items on platforms like eBay, Vinted and Facebook Marketplace.

volunteers in the kitchen
HWBC Volunteer
Find out more

The Health & Wellbeing Centre is the hub of our core services and always needs volunteers to help provide services to our clients.

• Could you help keep the Centre tidy by helping clean the day room and kitchen?
• Can you greet our clients and answer calls at reception?

Support from volunteers to build a welcoming and
supportive environment can help individuals to rebuild
their lives and achieve their full potential.

purfleet pantry stand at norton hill fete
Events Volunteer
Find out more

Would you like to support us at events across King’s Lynn and West Norfolk? We are always looking for people to represent the Trust at events and be able to spread the word to the public of our work and ways they can get involved.

I started helping out with delivering vegetables to the Health & Wellbeing Centre through my church group. Being around Purfleet I heard more client stories and I wanted to get more involved, so I decided to become a volunteer in July 2018 and I’m loving it!

volunteers pose with the purfleet photo frame at the cake stall at norton hill
Anne
Volunteer

The support you will get

We want to make sure you’ve got all the resources you need to get the most out of your volunteering role.

As a volunteer for The Purfleet Trust you’ll receive:

  • Ongoing training and personal development
  • Regular updates through our volunteer newsletter
  • New opportunities available

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with the Purfleet Trust, please fill in the ‘Volunteer Application Form’ or download the Application Form below and return it by email or to the address given on the form.

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    Volunteering at the Purfleet Pantry has contributed to my plans for the future – I’ve constantly been learning new skills. I’ve been trained by Karen and had trial runs in managing the shop and I want to carry on doing this so that I can become more confident.

    purfleet pantry stand at a school summer fete
    Joe
    Volunteer
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