Our supported volunteers gain skills, confidence and experience with daytime volunteering opportunities. At the same time our volunteers can gain qualifications in food hygiene, warehousing, customer service, retail, leadership and management.

We also work with local employers to help our clients make the next step into the workplace

If you or someone you know would benefit from support from our charity in Leamington, Warwick & Kenilworth, get in touch or pop into The Lighthouse.

A hand up not just a hand out

Building confidence & skills

Our House2Home project is run by a great team of volunteers and supported volunteers. As well as enabling people to have the basic furniture that they need, it helps keep supported volunteers busy while gaining experience in warehousing, stock management and deliveries.

“I wanted to do something constructive, so I began volunteering at the Helping Hands House2Home project, delivering and collecting furniture, two days a week. It gave me back some structure to my day and I enjoyed it.
It gave me that routine, which was really good for my mental health.”
Supported Volunteer

Our Charity Shop, The Lighthouse in Leamington gives an opportunity for supported volunteers to get experience in retail and customer service in a welcoming environment. As our supported volunteers grow in confidence, skills and experience, we support them in gaining qualifications to help our clients make the next step into the workplace.

The Gateway Cafe is the newest of our employability projects. This gives supported volunteers the chance to train and gain experience ready for the catering industry in the supportive team. As skills grow our supported volunteers can work towards gaining a food hygiene certificate, barista training.

All of this wouldn’t be possible without the support of our kind volunteers and businesses who support this project!

Helping Hands Community Project encourages our clients to move towards their goals building self esteem through accessing a range of services including volunteering.

Our daytime volunteering and employability schemes are part of a range of support that we offer to help people get back on their feet.

“I have been volunteering at The Lighthouse and am enjoying every minute. I decided to come to Helping Hands for support as I had suffered domestic violence.”
Supported Volunteer

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