- Be aged 18 or over
- Read all our policies (links can be found on the website footer)
- Read the Overview to Volunteering Guide
- Be prepared to email a copy of ID - proof of address (recent utility bill) and either passport or drivers license
What volunteering roles are there?
Set up a new Hygiene Bank in your area
This role involves setting up a new grassroots community Hygiene Bank Project in your local area. Your new project can be run as part of an existing business, or community organisation or as a standalone project. We recommend getting a team of at least three together to start a project. This may be a group of friends, family members, colleagues or newly met individuals. Usually one person is the nominated as project coordinator to oversee and as the main point of contact, but together the team run the project by setting up drop off points, collecting/sorting donations and delivering them to mapped local community partners, fundraising and engaging in community activities to raise awareness of the charity.Setting up a hygiene bank is a unique opportunity to gain a whole range of skills and experience, make new friends and gain the satisfaction of leading and working in a team that makes a real difference in your community.
All of our grassroots projects are self-funded - we advise teams to fundraise a set-up contribution after sign-up to spend on their projects. This helps towards the costs of initial printing, delivering, kit, hygiene product and assets. This contribution can be raised before sign-up via fundraising or afterwards, with support from Head Office.
Volunteer with an existing Hygiene Bank Project
First step is to contact your local Hygiene Bank project coordinator to have an initial chat and support them with whatever is needed, anything from setting up additional drop offs to grow the project, collecting, sorting or delivering donations to community partners or maybe social media or fundraising and grant applications. Contact details for each project are listed on the Give Products page. Put your postcode into the search option to find your nearest Bank or search via the county selection. Once you have made contact and are ready to join, fill out the application form below, (making a note on your application of which team you will be joining) and we will guide you through the on-boarding process!
Boots Store Support
We will be extending our roll-out with Boots UK. This role involves being your local Boots Store primary liaison, picking up donations from our Collection Bin and delivering them locally. You may be working as part of an existing Hygiene Bank Project or be working independently. If working independently, you will need to set up a project initially, and be willing to act as a coordinator for your area (see details above).
Compassion and justice are values that underpin our society. We believe in helping each other out when we’re having a tough time and that is the model of The Hygiene Bank. A grass roots community initiative helping those in that same community that are struggling.