Volunteer With KCU

The KCU Volunteer Team supports the charity through :

  •   Helping in the KCU Charity shops or warehouse.
  •   Helping at the FoodBank Hub.
  •  Helping with Marketing online through social media platforms.
  •  Assisting with admin in the main office
  •  As a Mentor/Befriender*.

Volunteers undertake roles based on the skills they have and would like to develop or gain to get into work. If volunteers are in work or have retired, tasks are set to enable volunteers to support the community.
For the volunteers, working with KCU provides confidence, language skills and employability improvement.

Volunteering reduces isolation, increases confidence and improves wellbeing, regardless of ability, disability or circumstance.

If you wish to download and email a volunteer application form please download from here and email to sylvia.mclevy.kcu@btconnect.com

If you would like to discuss how you could benefit from volunteering with KCU you can call the office on 01536 481989.

*This role is subject to an informal interview, DBS Check and Training *

KCU Volunteer furniture & household

The KCU Furniture & Household Goods Shop will be our newest venture and will work closely with the KCU Warehouse where the furniture is stored, together they will continue to support the Kettering Community.

Experience you will need to volunteer in this shop;

  • Serving and helping customers.
  • Researching and fair pricing.
  • Preparing stock for sale.
  • Maintaining the overall look of the shop.
  • Operating the till
  • Arranging Delivery

The shop will be open six days a week Monday – Saturday from 9:30am – 4:00pm. During this time volunteers will be working together as a team to ensure the over all running of the shop is smooth.

Volunteer hours will be split over three shifts:

  1. 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
  2. 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  3. 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Please fill out an Volunteer application form and email or hand into KCU office FAO: Sylvia


KCU shop volunteer

Through our Gold Street Charity shop we are able to support the local community. Whilst volunteers learn and develop the skills that  enhance their employablity.

Skills developed by Volunteers through the shop are:

  • Serving and helping the General Public
  • Stock rotation.
  • Researching and fair pricing.
  • Preparing stock for sale.
  • Maintaining the overall look of the shop.
  • Operating the till

KCU Foodbank Hub Volunteer

KCU Foodbank Hub works in partnership with organisations who work support members of the general public. The Foodbank Volunteers prepare parcels that are delivered weekly to KCU partners. This enables those who are in need of emergancy food to receive the help they need in addition to emergency food. To find out more please click this link 

Volunteers at the Foodbank hub are tasked with:

  • Receiving donations from the food donors.
  • Weighing in.
  • Date rotation of stock.
  • Shelf stocking.
  • Making up parcels.

KCU Volunteer Mentor/Befriender

The Mentor/Befriender role was launched in July 2016. KCU Mentor/Befrienders are a trained team of KCU volunteers who share their skills with other volunteers who wish to upskill and develop confidence or enhance their employability. To find out more about the Inclusive Mentor/Befriender Project. 

Mentees/Befriendees are either current KCU Volunteers or are referred to KCU through the partnerships. If you wish to find out more about referal please see here

Mentors/Befrienders are tasked with:

  • Working 1-1 on a weekly basis with their Mentee/Befriendee.
  • Setting goals.
  • Focusing on their own personal development.
  • Attending exclusive training events.

An informal interview, DBS check, training and support are provided in order to undertake this role. If you are interested in becoming a KCU Mentor/Befriender Volunteer please call the main KCU office and speak to Sylvia on 01536 481989

KCU Digital Team

Since February 2017 KCU has been selling and promoting online. We would like to bring together a group of digitally aware volunteers to enable them to build their skills in the online environment. We need volunteers who are able to:

  • Tweet.
  • Post on Facebook.
  • Create visual assets to promote the work of the Charity.
  • Lead on social media campaigns.
  • Improve social media networking.





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