- 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 nominated as project coordinator to oversee and as the main point of contact - Together the team run the project by setting up drop off points, collecting/sorting donations and delivering them to local community partners who apply or you connect with. You can also participate in additional activities such as social media, fundraising and engaging in community activities to raise awareness of the charity and your local giving. 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. Running a project can be an empowering experience and an opportunity to connect with people to make positive changes locally and nationally.
All of our grassroots projects are self-funded, with our support - We advise teams to fundraise a set-up contribution after sign-up to spend on their projects. All funds raised locally can be used to benefit your local community. Your fundraised funds help towards the costs of initial kit, hygiene product donations and other marketing needs. This contribution can be raised before sign-up via fundraising or afterwards, with support from Head Office.
Inheriting a grassroots project
Volunteer with an existing Hygiene Bank Project
First step is to locate and contact your local Hygiene Bank project coordinator to have an initial chat about how you can support them locally and become part of the team. A volunteer role can be tasks like setting up additional drop offs, growing the project, collecting, sorting or delivering donations to community partners or maybe social media or fundraising and grant applications. You may have a unique skill set to offer to make your mark on the project. Volunteering for The Hygiene Bank is a flexible role that can fit around your current commitments so you choose when to complete your tasks.Contact details for each project are listed here 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, which is completion of a simple form, reading our policies and handbooks, plus attendance at our short induction meeting online.
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.