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one of the greatest gifts you can give is your time.


We simply couldn’t what we do without our amazing volunteers and the wonderful generosity, enthusiasm, experience and energy they bring to Hope Nottingham.  Currently our volunteer team stands at a total of approximately 250 volunteers working at our Beeston and Carlton hubs and our satellite foodbanks across the city.  There’s an incredible array of different opportunities to get involved with at Hope covering areas right across Nottingham.  Whether you want to commit a few days a week or a few hours a month, your support really matters to us. You can find out more about the benefits of volunteering and how we empower and enable volunteering here.

We have a  Safer Recruitment Policy meaning we do follow an application and reference process.

We also ensure that volunteers are properly inducted and supported in their volunteer roles. 

For any volunteering enquiries, please contact us at

or by calling 0303 040 1110.

Please be aware we are currently processing a backlog of enquiries so there may be a delayed reponse.

With regret, we do not currently have any available slots for Duke of Edinburgh placements.  


current volunteering opportunities

drivers mate

 We are urgently looking for volunteers to help on our van, collecting donations from supermarkets and other locations and distributing to our foodbanks. You need to be physically fit to carry bulk food about and help load and unload. You can volunteer for just one shift or more between Mon - Fri, mornings 8.30 - 1  

Contact here for more info

Carlton saturday friendship
club leaders

We are looking friendly, outgoing  individuals to lead our Saturday Friendship Club. Supported by other volunteers,  you must be confident and responsible acting as the key-holder once fully trained.

Our Club helps local people by offering friendship, games and quizes with music and refreshment.

Contact here for more details

ESOL Group Volunteer

We are looking for additional volunteers to help teach English language to non-British Nationals. Teaching is done in a small group setting on Mondays at Hope House in Beeston - 12.00pm - 3.00pm including some pre and post session time.  Resources will be provided, alongside the support of our existing volunteer team. Previous teaching whilst desirable is not essential. 

Contact here for more information

aspley foodbank volunteers

We  are looking for some committed volunteers to help at our busy Aspley foodbank which is open Mondays and Thursdays

10 am -12 noon

You may be helping welcome guests, making refreshments, packing food parcels, processing electronic food vouchers.

Full training and support is provided. Pop in for a chat during a session or contact here

OR gardening 

Hope House, Beeston and / or at our Carlton Hub.

Flexible hours Mon - Fri, ideally once or twice a week, full days or afternoons to support with odd jobs to keep our community hub in good order.

Confidence decorating, using drills, gardening and general maintenance.

Contact Louise here


Friendly and helpful volunteers are needed to help with our

Friendship Club.


This will involve setting up and packing up the room, welcoming guests, offering refreshments and having a good old natter to help reduce loneliness and isolation in our community. 


We have a vacancy for volunteers skilled in communications who can help support us with social media, initially Facebook but potentially other platforms too and / or designing resources on Canva. 

Previous experience is essential.

Ideally one or two mornings / afternoons or evenings a week to create and schedule posts and build our following.

Potential to volunteer remotely.

Foodbank volunteers


Help welcome and look after guests coming to redeem foodbank vouchers, packing parcels, sorting and dating food.

Our current foodbank vacancies are:


Tues and Fri 12 noon - 2.45 pm

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Urgently required, work from Hope House or from home, calling lonely individuals in need of a friendly chat. Full training provided to help reduce social isolation. Can you spare an hour or two per week? An enhanced DBS check is required.

youth group

Hope House, Beeston

Thursdays 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm

Support our young person's 'Wellbeing Cafe' a quieter youth group for those in years 7 -11 (ages 9 - 14) Maximum of 12 young people attending.

An enhanced DBS check

(funded by us) is required.

community meal volunteers

Supporting our monthly Community Meal every second Tuesday of the month by prepping food in the afternoon 2-5 or supporting service and clean up 5-8.30 pm or both! Our meal is open to all and offers 2 courses on a 'pay what you can afford' basis.

volunteer drivers

We have a waiting list of isolated individuals who would benefit from visiting our Tuesday afternoon friendship club at Hope House, Beeston, but do not have transport to attend. We can pay 45p per mile for providing lifts to and from attendee's homes. An enhanced DBS check is required. 

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important-our mount zion foodbank in bobbers mill, radford is currently closed due to building works
in need of food support? see how to get a referral here

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