Volunteers are the driving force behind our organisation.

If you have a few hours to spare, we would love to hear from you!

We have a number of roles currently available, with something to suit most people. All volunteers receive full support and training.

Read about our recent volunteer celebration event!

Volunteer for Compassion Acts
Volunteer for Compassion Acts
Volunteer for Compassion Acts

Warehouse, Foodbank and Food Pantry Volunteers

Urgent vacancy: Monday Foodbank Canning Road Church, from 1pm to 3pm

Our warehouses, Food Pantries and Foodbanks rely on a team of enthusiastic volunteers of all ages and backgrounds.  There are a variety of openings on a rolling basis so if you are interested please complete an application form, making sure you indicate the days you are available each week so that we can try to match you to the most appropriate vacancy. Most of our volunteers in these roles work half or one full day every other week, but this is flexible.

Community Market Volunteers

Third Saturday of every month, from 10am to 1pm

We need people to help us with our Community Market. Volunteers will chat with clients, signpost and help pack their items. Creating an overall positive shopping experience.

Warm Space Volunteers

Weekly or fortnightly shift on Saturdays, from 10.45am to 1.30pm

Our Warm Space needs volunteers to help serve hot drinks and snacks and a offer visitors a friendly chat. We’re looking for volunteers who can commit to either a weekly or fortnightly shift on Saturdays, from 10.45am to 1.30pm. Additionally, we need volunteers who can prepare soup, casseroles, or desserts for our Saturday sessions.

Foodbank Collections Volunteers

Help us replenish our stock and provide emergency food bank parcels during our upcoming collections:

Tesco Winter Collection: Thursday 30 November, Friday 1 December, and Saturday 2 December, between 10am and 3pm.

Morrisons Winter Collection: Monday 11 December and Wednesday 13 December, between 10am and 3pm.

If you can spare an hour or two to assist with customer interactions, distribute shortage shopping lists, and express gratitude to donors, we would love to have you on board.


1 or 2 days per week.

Assist with day-to-day communications work including building up a bank of photos for media use, social media posts, keeping website up to date etc. Also handling fundraising enquiries, helping with the thanking of fundraisers and donors, and keeping an eye/ ear out for possible fundraising opportunities. Experience of social media as well as good digital literacy skills are highly desirable.

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.

Full training is provided for this specialist role. What we are looking for are 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

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to discuss any roles or opportunities further.

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).

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with us!