Volunteers are the driving force behind our organisation.

Volunteering is a simple way to make a big difference. You are giving your time, skills or resources to help us complete our mission.

We are so grateful for the support of the 250+ volunteers who have been the backbone of Compassion Acts, throughout the years. We would not be where we are now without each and every one of you!

Why volunteer with Compassion Acts? There’s something for everyone. Whether you want hands-on experience, to learn new things, or to meet like-minded people, we have diverse opportunities -see below for roles currently available.

If you’d like to join a community dedicated to creating change in Southport, come and volunteer with us. All volunteers receive full support and training.

Read about our 2023 volunteer celebration event!

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Stock Room Volunteers

Monday morning – Birkdale and Thursday morning – Tarleton

We need people to join our team of volunteers at 2 of our Pantry projects. We are looking for individuals with a keen eye for detail, who enjoy stocking shelves and facing up products. We are looking for a weekly or fortnightly commitment.

Warehouse, Foodbank and Food Pantry Volunteers

Join our logistics team in ensuring people who need extra help are able to access food.  There are a variety of openings on a rolling basis. If you are interested then please fill in an application form making sure you indicate the days you are available each week. Most volunteers in these roles work half or one full day every other week, but this is flexible.

Food Pantry Volunteers

Monday morning

We need people to help us with our new project – Tarleton Food Pantry. Volunteers will talk to clients and build meaningful connections,  serve tea and coffee, signpost to other services and walk clients through the entire shopping experience.

Uniform Hub Stockroom Lead

Needed ASAP

The role of Stockroom Lead is a vital role in the running of the Uniform Hub. You will be in charge of ensuring that systems and procedures are in place for the effective control of uniform donations entering and leaving the building. You will need to be a people person, in order to coordinate other volunteers who will assist you in completing the role.

Uniform Hub Stockroom Assistant

Needed ASAP

This roles is vital to ensuring our stockrooms are well organised, allowing the Uniform Hub to run efficiently. This role also requires someone to be able to take direction from the lead volunteers. This role would suit someone who is organised, methodical, accurate and gets pleasure from seeing a job well done. An interest in working with stock rotation is a bonus.

Uniform Hub Reception/Admin

Needed ASAP

Admin is a key role in the Uniform Hub. This is a role which will develop as we introduce our new client management system, CharityLog and works well alongside a separate Welcomer (or as part of the same role). This role would be great for anyone who is organised and methodical, with a knack for remembering people’s names. In return you get to be the first person someone sees on entering the Hub; you can put them at their ease.

Other Volunteering Roles

We also have other opportunities for volunteers to support our work in other projects including our advice services, Next Steps programme and in our office. Some of these are listed below along with brief role descriptions. However these are not exhaustive, so if you have a set of skills you would like to share, do get in touch!

Benefits Advisor

One session per week at a Foodbank or Food Pantry and the associated case work

This is a specialist role, with full in depth training provided. We are looking for someone with good organisational skills, a friendly and non-judgmental manner and a desire to help people.

The role will be to assist our clients with some/all of the following:

  • Assisting them to make claims
  • Challenging decisions if appropriate
  • Offering advice
  • Identify benefits they may be entitled to
  • Offering information by telephone or email
  • Signposting or referring clients on to other organisations where appropriate.
  • Keeping accurate and up to date case notes
  • On-going learning to ensure knowledge is kept up to date and accurate

Completed application forms to be returned to office@compassionacts.uk or Victoria Centre, 197a Sussex Road, Southport PR8 6DG.

Please note: all new volunteers will be expected to provide references, and some roles may require a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly CRB).