Thank you so much for showing an interest in volunteering with us. There are various ways you can help:


Weekday volunteering

We currently have many generous people, both our own guests and helpers from the community, helping us at Open Door. This means we don’t have any weekday volunteering spaces at the moment. We may, in future, have spaces for regular (weekly) volunteers but this may not be for some time. Please note that, when available, all our opportunities are on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.
If you would like us to keep your details on file in case a space comes up, please click here to fill out our application form.


For those with busy schedules, regular volunteering may not be possible, but there are so many ways to really help. We are always in need of items to keep the shelter running and we are always grateful for donations. To find out what we need, please visit our donate page.

Volunteering at our Christmas Shelter

Every year, Open Door runs a Christmas Shelter from 24th to 27th December. If you would like to volunteer, please put a reminder in your calendar for mid September! All the information you need will be linked from this page from mid-September. Applications to be Christmas volunteers are open from 1st to 17th October each year and will also be linked from this page.