Volunteer with us

We rely on our fantastic team of over 120 volunteers

Without our volunteers we wouldn’t be able to provide many of our services which benefit a thousands of people across Sussex each year.

We have a wide variety of opportunities, so if you’ve considered volunteering you’re in the right place. Have a read through this page and send us a message with the contact form below letting us know how you’d like to help our services at Impact Initiatives, or see specific volunteer roles we are currently recruiting for listed just below.

Food Access Volunteer (Brighton & HOVE)

Hours: Flexible but no more than 3 hours per session.

Impact Initiatives has provided a Food Access Support Service since the need for emergency food deliveries became an issue during the Covid-19 Pandemic in 2020 for people needing to isolate. We are looking for volunteers to join the team so that we can meet the needs of people who require support with food access.

The Impact Initiatives Food Access Support delivers its service with each individual’s food needs and preferences considered, where possible. Volunteers assist with emergency one-off food shops for people who are not able to get out themselves. This may be for Covid-19 reasons but we have started to offer this to a broader audience including people newly released from hospital with other medical issues.

As we move out of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are starting to offer support in building confidence to get back out to the shops and to regain independence. Volunteers will also be supporting people in this way, tailoring the service to meet the needs of individuals.

We are looking for volunteers to shop and deliver food in the Brighton and Hove area to people in need and also to offer confidence building support to those ready to take this step.

We will give full training and support to volunteers for the roles they will be undertaking with us.

  • Do you have some free time to offer support to your local community?
  • Do you have transport?
  • Would you be able to help out with little notice in an emergency?

The volunteer opportunity will not be a regular weekly commitment but will be geared towards assisting those individuals in need who require a one-off urgent food shop.

As we move out of the Covid-19 pandemic, we will also want volunteers to accompany people shopping where they have not done so for a long time and need to build confidence to do so.

If you would like further information and an application form or just an informal chat to find out more, please do get in touch.

Contact Lisa or Ciara:

Lisa Williams
Volunteer Coordinator
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Mobile: 07510 927218

Ciara Murphy
Food Access Support Worker
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Tel: 01273 322950

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and the successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check. 

To apply for this volunteering role, please download the role description/person specification and volunteer application form linked below.  Please submit your completed application to Lisa Williams by email  lisa.williams@impact-initiatives.org.uk

To complete the application form electronically, you will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer (available for free from https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/ ).

1) Click here to download the ROLE description/person specification

2) Click here to download the Volunteer Application Form

Volunteer Advocate (Brighton & Hove)

Title of Role:             Volunteer Advocate

Hours per Week:       Flexible (although there is an expectation of offering 3 hrs per week)                                                    

  • We are looking for community advocates to take on their own cases.
  • Providing issue based advocacy to people with Autistic spectrum conditions, ABI, physical and sensory impairments and/or older people.
  • This involves approximately 6 sessions with someone (in person, phone or Zoom) and admin time.
  • We ask for a minimum of 3 hours a week and a 12 month commitment due to the training and checks.

1) Click here to download the ROLE description/person specification

2) Click here to download the Volunteer Application Form

Can I volunteer?

No matter what your age or skills, if you’re keen to make things better for people in Sussex, we’d love to have you as part of our team.

Our volunteers contribute from 2 to 20 hours a week our youngest is currently 16 and the oldest is 88.

Examples of what our volunteers do range from running interest groups or gardening in our supported housing to helping children with art or reading, serving meals in our cafes and helping older people to and from our Centres.

What support will I get?

You’ll get full training for your role and we’ll provide you with on-going support. You’ll also have the support of members of our team of permanent staff. And you’ll get all out-of-pocket expenses reimbursed.

For further information please contact the service you are particularly interested in directly (please see links below).

Our Services

From children to older people, we have a variety of services where your skills will be invaluable to us. If you would like to volunteer for a specific service, please use the contact form on their page, or for a general enquiry you can use the contact form below.

If you have any questions about volunteering, please feel free to get in touch.