Supporting the Beacon Project

As a Charity, we are completely reliant on volunteers and donations. If you feel like you could volunteer with us we would love to hear from you, we are always looking for more people to join our wonderful team. If you want to donate to our project there is plenty of information below on what and how you can donate. If you have further questions feel free to contact us.

 

Volunteering

Our friendly team of volunteers work on Tuesdays and Friday’s between 10am and 2pm. They help with preparing and serving food, and sorting & distributing donations of food and clothes to our guests. Many of our volunteers also with mentoring and befriending. No previous experience is needed, just a heart and passion for this type of work. All training is provided, including the required safeguarding. DBS checks may be required depending on how you are wanting to get involved in our organisation,

Donations

We are open Tuesdays and Fridays between 10am and 1:30pm to accept donations. If it’s quite a large quantity of donations it’s always best for people to e-mail and let us know so we can make sure we have the space and volunteers on hand to deal with them and if possible to avoid 12-1:30pm which can be quite hectic during the lunch session.

I want to volunteer but I don't know if its right for me?

That’s great you want to volunteer with us. We offer training and support for all of our volunteers, so you won’t feel thrown into the deep end. There will always be someone with lots of experience as part of the volunteer team so you will never be alone or unsure. There is also no pressure if you try volunteering and realise it is not for you there are plenty of other ways to support us.

I can only volunteer at certain times and they don't always match your opening hours?

Most of the time we need volunteers from 10:30am to 2pm espescially over the opening hours of 12:00pm to 1:30pm. We only expect our volunteers to cover one session a week. If you cannot always make your session or can only offer certain times we are happy to work with you in figuring out when you can volunteer with us

I want to donate items to your project, what do you need?

We are a charity that works basically entirely from donations so we really appreciate it when people donate items.

Any items from the following list would be greatly appreciated:

  • Boxer Shorts
  • Gloves
  • Men’s joggers & Jogging Bottoms
  • Sleeping bags
  • Rucksacks
  • Trainers
  • Strong carrier bags
  • Nail clippers
  • Wet wipes
  • Tin Openers
  • Torches
  • Washing up liquid
  • Tin foil
  • Toilet roll
  • Kitchen roll

I want to donate food to your project, what do you need?

We are a charity that works basically entirely from donations so we really appreciate it when people donate food.

Any items from the following list would be greatly appreciated:

  • Tinned Rice Pudding
  • Custard (tinned or packeted)
  • Tinned meat (Ham, Corned Beef, Hot dogs etc)
  • Tinned fish (Tuna etc)
  • Pot noodles
  • Longlife milk
  • Cereal (packets & bars)
  • Biscuits
  • Mushy Peas
  • Cordial
  • Chocolate Bars
  • Baked beans

I want to donate financially to the beacon project, how do i go about that?

That is great that you want to donate financially to our charity, we are reliant on donations. 

Standing Order

If you would like to donate regularly via a standing order please send us an e-mail to arrange this.

Giving by Cheque

Please make cheques payable to “The Beacon Project” and send to: 

The Beacon Project, C/O St John’s Church office, St John’s Centre, St John Street, Mansfield, Notts, NG18 1QH