Volunteering at John Storer House

John Storer Charnwood is a volunteer-rich organisation relying heavily on the time, skills, inspiration and commitment of volunteers to support and assist the work of the staff team.

Our volunteers


Volunteers help in all aspects of the organisation’s work including catering, transport, our help desk, well-being and House activities, at our allotments, Your Store (our Social Supermarket), governance, fundraising and administration.

Our volunteers come from all walks of life. We are an inclusive, safe and friendly place to volunteer.



Volunteering is a great way to build your skills and experience. You can make new friends, gain confidence, have a sense of purpose and feel needed. You can give something back or try something new.

There are many benefits to volunteering with John Storer Charnwood.  We encourage our volunteers to take-up training, with our most popular courses being Emergency First Aid and an Introduction to Safeguarding. The training is free of charge for volunteers. We also hold two volunteer thank you events each year and can provide work or volunteering placement references on request. 

On occasion, we can offer short specific volunteer placements (micro-volunteering) for people or groups who wish to help us as part a work volunteer programme and we also welcome work experience placements.   

How to Volunteer at JSC?

  1. Please read our Volunteer Opportunities Booklet to find out how you can help us.
  2. Please complete the Volunteer Expression of Interest Form and submit this electronically.
  3. Once we have received your form, Harry Ludlam, our Volunteer Coordinator, will be in touch to discuss volunteering with us in more detail.

If you have any questions about volunteering for John Storer Charnwood please contact Harry@jscharnwood.org.uk

Voluntary Action Leicestershire (VAL)

Voluntary Action LeicesterShire (VAL)

VAL helps people to find volunteering opportunities and supports organisations to recruit and manage volunteers across Leicester City and Leicestershire. They support volunteering by offering one-to-one support for anyone interested in volunteering and assistance to groups/organisations that want to involve volunteers in their work.

If you would like to see what other opportunities are available in Charnwood, then look at VAL’s database of opportunities. The link is here: https://www.volunteerleicestershire.org.uk/

Helpline: Tel 0116 257 5050



 VAL Drop-in sessions

You can also come and speak with Carolyn Newman from VAL at the monthly drop-ins held at John Storer House. She will help you find a volunteer role that is right for you from their database of opportunities they have available in Charnwood.

The next drop-in sessions are on Friday 21st July or Friday 18th August from 10.30-12.30 pm in the John Storer House Café. 


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