Volunteer for the Rainbow Centre

Who can volunteer?

The Rainbow Centre values diversity and encourages volunteers from all sections of the community.

You will need to be over 18 to volunteer with our client-facing services, but we sometimes have opportunities for under 18s too.

How much time will I have to give?

When you apply to volunteer we can tell you about the volunteering vacancies we have available and as a volunteer, you can choose something that meets the level of commitment you can afford to give.

What volunteer opportunities do you have?

We have a wide variety of volunteering opportunities across a range of services, so there is something for everyone.

Depending on the service you volunteer for, you could be staffing our reception, handing out food to homeless people, serving in the shop, helping children with activities, sorting food, helping people follow a budget, or even making the tea!

All volunteering roles will require references and some also require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. This will be completed at no cost to you.

How do I get involved?

Current Vacancies – As at 14/05/24

TUESDAY Cheriton Shop Shop Assistant 09:00 13:00
  Hythe Warehouse Sorter/Packer 08:30 12:30
WEDNESDAY Cheriton Shop Shop Assistant 13:00 16:30
FLEXIBLE Folkestone FoodStop Team 15:30 17:45
Folkestone Money Matters Mentor 2hrs per week
Folkestone Money Matters Mentor 2hrs per week
Folkestone Money Matters Mentor 2hrs per week
AD HOC Hythe/Various Warehouse/Van Sorter/Packer Ad hoc Ad hoc
  Folkestone FoodStop Prep/Service Ad hoc Ad hoc

Alternatively, you can contact us by email, phone or feel free to call into the Rainbow Centre to pick up an application form.

We are open weekdays 9am– 5pm.

Telephone: 01303 850733
Email: volunteering@rainbow-centre.org
Address: 69 Sandgate Road, Folkestone CT20 2AF.

How to Volunteer
“I have been encouraged and supported to realise potential I didn’t know I had.” A Rainbow Centre Volunteer
“Here you get respect and you have someone you can talk to, and someone who will listen to you. It’s the respect of life.”A guest of the Rainbow Centre