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Turning Tides's work to help transform people’s lives in the local community, would not be possible without the valuable support of our volunteers.
We strive to make Volunteering at Turning Tides a rewarding and worthwhile experience. Volunteers receive full training which is appropriate to their role. New volunteers are invited to attend an induction, so that they can ask any questions they may have and see how their contribution would support the organisation as a whole. Each year we host an Annual Volunteer Meeting, which provides volunteers with the opportunity to meet fellow volunteers, hear the latest news and updates from the Chief Executive and Project Managers, as well as an opportunity to discuss any issues they may have. There is a dedicated Volunteer Team who are the first point of contact for any concerns or questions.

 

 

To see full details of all our volunteering roles please scroll to the bottom of the page

 

"Volunteering gave me the opportunity to meet more people and to feel part of society again. It has been so nice to help out and put the things I have learned to good use and give a little bit back. Volunteering offers anyone the chance to learn new skills and be part of a good cause."

Neil, Turning Tides Volunteer 

 

So What Happens Next?

After reading through the volunteer information and thinking about your suitability, the next step is to fill in and return the information form and equal opportunities form.
We will require two character reference details to be supplied.
You can email the completed Volunteer form to - volunteering@turning-tides.org.uk Alternatively you can post the form to Volunteer Team, Turning Tides, Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HA.

Once you have done this the Volunteer Team will send off for your character references. On receipt of your references the team will be in contact to make an appointment to arrange an induction. Please allow enough time to have a chat about the voluntary role and do bring along any questions that you might have. In the induction, you will be provided with a Volunteer Handbook which includes some key policies and procedures as well as further information regarding volunteering with Turning Tides.
Please note some roles may be subjected to DBS check. If the role you apply for requires a DBS check, we will notify you.
If you have any queries regarding your volunteer application, then please do not hesitate to contact the team, we will be pleased to answer any questions you may have.

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Volunteering roles

Meet & Eat Group - Volunteer Co-Facilitator

Location – Turning Tides’s Littlehampton Community Hub, Littlehampton United Church, 1 High Street, Littlehampton. Time – 10.30am –1.30 pm (Group runs 11am – 1pm) Project Background – Turning Tides work in the Littlehampton area to support people who... read more »

Gardening Club Volunteer - Lyndhurst Road

Project Background:       We are delighted to announce the opening of a new addition to our projects, a 37 bed temporary accommodation hub on Lyndhurst Road. It is our hope that this will go some... read more »

Charity Shop Helpers

We currently have 2 charity shops which help raise vital funds for the charity. They sell a range of items including furniture, bric a brac and clothing. They also act as information points for... read more »

Evening Meal Cook Volunteer - Short Term Assessment Hostel

This 15 bed project provides short term supported accommodation, assessing the needs of individuals and exploring housing options. It acts as the primary accommodation response to rough sleeping within the local community, working with some... read more »

Collection Box Volunteer

Turning Tides is a multifunctional, complex needs homelessness organisation that works in Worthing, Littlehampton, Horsham and the surrounding areas. We have over 80 staff and 300 volunteers. Our mission is to end the need... read more »

Friends Group Volunteer

Turning Tides is a multifunctional, complex needs homelessness organisation that works in Worthing, Littlehampton, Horsham, Adur and the surrounding areas. We have over 80 staff and 300 volunteers. Our mission is to end the... read more »

Breakfast Club Cooks and Helpers - St Clare's Community Hub

Project Background:       St Clare’s Community Hub is open Monday to Saturday throughout the year and offers a drop in service for anyone who needs access to our services. A breakfast service is available every... read more »

Client Engagement Volunteer - St Clare's Community Hub

Turning Tides is a multifunctional, complex needs homelessness organisation that works in Worthing, Littlehampton, Horsham and the surrounding areas. We have over 80 staff and 300 volunteers. Our mission is to end the need... read more »

Women’s Group Reception Support Volunteer

(Female only opportunity) Turning Tides is a multifunctional, complex needs homelessness organisation that works in Worthing, Littlehampton, Horsham and the surrounding areas. We have over 80 staff and 300 volunteers. Our mission is to end... read more »

HR Volunteer

There is an opportunity to join the HR Department as a volunteer assisting with all aspects of generalist HR work, including recruitment days, updating records, scanning, filing, letter writing etc. This role would suit... read more »

Horsham Events Volunteer

Turning Tides is a multifunctional, complex needs homelessness organisation that works in Worthing, Littlehampton, Horsham and the surrounding areas. We have over 80 staff and 300 volunteers. Our mission is to end the need... read more »

Van Assistant

Turning Tides is a multifunctional, complex needs homelessness organisation that works in Worthing and the surrounding areas. We have over 80 staff and 300 volunteers. Our mission is to end the need to sleep... read more »