What Will You Gain From Volunteering?

Whatever your individual reasons for volunteering may be, we are hugely grateful that you are giving us your time. Whether you have a skill to share, feel like trying something new, or want to meet new people, we have a volunteering role for everyone. In return, we want to make sure that your experience with us is rewarding and enjoyable!

By volunteering for us, you can expect to:

  • Be part of a well-loved charity that supports the local community
  • Join an open and friendly work environment which values and supports you
  • A massive confidence boost!
  • Gain new skills that will enhance your CV and improve job opportunities
  • Meet new people from all paths of life
  • Have fun!
  • Make a difference and experience something new
  • Share your knowledge and skills

I’ve been volunteering with The Sussex Beacon for almost 2 years now.

My role is that of a general handy man. I repair any broken furniture we might get. I help decorate any seasonal windows for both shops and upcycle old furniture to make sure that we don’t waste any donations and give the Sussex Beacon a real good USP.

When visiting the shop as a customer in the past, I could tell the staff where a great bunch of people. I also feel very strongly about the charity and the great work The Sussex Beacon does. I knew then I wanted to be part of that team although I had very little self-confidence and was unsure on how I could help out, I was still eager to join the team and get involved. 

The thing I like the most about volunteering is the friendships I’ve made. Plus my role gives me great satisfaction and I am proud that I work for the Beacon as a Volunteer. This experience has truly changed my life, I feel valued and respected and look forward to many more years of volunteering for such an amazing charity.

Jackie, Sussex Beacon Volunteer