Hope House Befriending Service (part of Hospice Hope) – covering North West Leicestershire


The Hope House Befriending Service supports people in the North West Leicestershire area whose quality of life or life expectancy will be affected by their condition, plus their carers and partners. Launched this summer, in response to the isolation people were feeling due to the coronavirus pandemic, the service matches volunteers from all areas, interests, ages and personalities with local people who are maybe feeling lonely, isolated or would simply like someone new to talk to.  A weekly telephone call or Skype/Zoom chat is then arranged for a mutually convenient time.

Hinckley Community Fridge - Looking for Volunteers

The Community Fridge in Hinckley is urgently looking for volunteers to help them as they reopen from Monday 14th September.

The Community Fridges are led from local Children Centres to help reduce food waste and to support people in local communties by providing donated food for free to local residents.

Could you help? They are looking for volunteers to help with a variety of tasks:

Fareshare Leicester - looking for volunteers in South Wigston

Fareshare Leicester is a local charity that distributes surplus food to charities and community groups across the local areas:

Like a lot of charities, they are now settling into a new normal and they are particulalrly looking for volunteers to help in South Wigston. Could you help? Please click on the links below to find out more and to apply.

Supporting young people in animal care and gardening

Anstey Alpacas is a local organisation that works in partnership with schools in Leicester and Leicestershire,to teach and support young people about the various aspects of rearing and caring for livestock, as well as growing and producing fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers. The organisation's ambition is to provide young people with a different and alternative experience to what they may receive in a school and classroom environment.

Journey Maker Volunteers - Leicester Railway Station

We have a volunteering opportunity over the next six weeks approximately as Journey Makers, offering a friendly face and support to people using Leicester Train Station during the busier times.


This role will be based on different shifts, so we are looking for approximately 20 volunteers per week to help. The shifts will be 7-11am and 3-7pm, Monday to Friday, starting (hopefully) from next Monday 10th August. You would only be asked to help with one shift each per week, but of course we would welcome anyone who could volunteer more than one shift per week.


Local community group looking for volunteers to help with website and social media

Motivating Action for Regeneration and Growth (MARG) are a local community group working on issues relating to health, women, children, environment, elderly, education art and culture. The group aims to motivate and rebuild happer, sustainable and diverse communities sharing common goals unitedly.

MARG are looking for volunteers to hep with social media and website support. Could you help? If so, apply va the VAL Volunteering website using links below:

Community Fridges in Coalville, Hinckley, Loughborough and Wigston

Leicestershire County Council's Children and Family Wellbeing Service runs Community Fridges in Coalville, Hinckley, Loughborough and Wigston. These Community Fridges accept donations of food that would go to waste, toiletries and other items from local shops and businesses, which are then offered to the local community to come to collect for free.

As the lockdown is easing in part of Leicestershire, the Community Fridge prohjects are once again looking for volunteers to help.

There are many ways you can support the Community Fridge: