We need lots of help!
People are at the heart of what we do and the quality and extent of our work depends upon the generosity of those people who give of their time to be with us. We are very flexible as to how much people want to get involved. We're always happy to talk to people if they feel they have new ideas or ways they want to help that aren't mentioned here. Let us know!
Volunteering at the Drop-in
This is undoubtedly the place where most volunteers are needed. The most important part of volunteering at the drop-in is spending time with people and chatting over a cup of tea. Volunteers are also there to serve those who come through our doors, making sure people are welcomed and provided with food if needed. It is a massively inconsistent group that we work with, which means that sometimes we have only one or two through our doors and sometimes we are overflowing! Volunteers are there to serve and make sure that everything is peaceful.
Our opening hours (see our homepage for opening hours) depend on volunteers being there. There are always at least two volunteers on at each session. Lunchtime shifts are just that: over lunch, or in the mornings if we are open earlier.
New volunteers will be started on a lunch session. We are a Christian charity but we are helped by people of all faiths and none! Volunteers can be male or female. The only stipulation is that they are over eighteen.
If you are interested in volunteering and want more information, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Erica Irwin. All new volunteers will be given an induction before they start. Contact details are on our homepage.
A lot of our workers are volunteers and we rely on the support and generosity of the wider community, not only financially but in other ways as well. We have volunteers who cook fresh food for us on a rota. We also accept donations of tinned food and always need lots of coffee, sugar, kitchen roll and household items! We are not currently seeking donations of clothes or furniture. Any financial donations are very gratefully received, as we rely heavily on charitable giving.
We accept cheques made out to 'Graih' for financial donation. Alternatively, if you wish to give via a bank transfer our bank details are:
Account name: Graih
Account number: 00509505
Sort code: 301280
If you require a letter of receipt or acknowledgement for your bank transfer please email Michael or Erica. Contact details are on our homepage.
Please contact us if you want to donate anything. Contact details are on our homepage.
Is there a way that you would like to get involved that we haven't mentioned? Do you have skills that you feel would be helpful in our work? Would you like to run courses with us, organise an activity, offer an idea? We are very flexible and would love to talk to people if they feel they want to be involved in a different way. Spark your imagination!
Please contact Erica Irwin. Contact details are on our homepage.