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Refuge Volunteer Assistants

The nature of the work undertaken means that this invitation is for women only and is exempt under Schedule 9 Part 1 of the Equalities Act 2010 Women’s Aid provide support, accommodation and practical help to thousands of victims and survivors of domestic abuse.  We are currently looking for individuals to join our team at refuge in providing our ‘life saving’ and ‘life changing’ service.  We need volunteers to help us with our volume of calls to the service and to assist support workers in some of their daily tasks.  This is not a support role and is more of a reception / phone role but could give someone the skills and experience needed to go on and do support work in the future.  Successful volunteers MUST be on a career path and you will need to evidence this – you will also need to be available for 3 days mandatory training. If you feel you are able to help us and are passionate about making a difference, then please read the job description and person spec in full and fill in the attached application form. Please return forms to PO Box 399, Grimsby, DN32 0WZ Closing date for applications forms is Friday 22nd November Interviews will be held on Wednesday 4th December Job Description & Person Spec Application Form

Recycling Rally

We would like to invite you to a RECYCLING RALLY

Could you pop in to help us sort through our hundreds of bags of donated recycling  . . . . they all have to be sorted into separate bags (crisps, biscuits, sweets, etc) This fun & social event is being organised because our recycling appeal has been so amazing and successful !

Friday 20th September 2019 Drop in anytime between 9.30am – 4pm to Centre 4, Wootton Road, Grimsby

Refreshments, biscuits and cakes will be provided to keep you going ! ANY amount of time you can give would be very much appreciated (adults only)

Day for Girls Success

Day for Girls is a project we have been running for just over a year.  It helps girls in other countries to gain access to feminine hygiene products.  These packs have been made by dedicated volunteers who attend workshops monthly at our centre. We are very pleased and proud to be taking 20 full packs to York so they can be distrubuted to the villages and to the girls who need them. Well done everyone involved - a job well done x Click here to download a newsletter or visit our Day for Girls page for more info

Bride Shop Volunteers

We are looking for smart & friendly volunteers to help us in our 'Special Occasions' shop. The shop sells pre-loved bridal wear, prom dresses, boys & mens suits, bridesmaid outfits, mother of the bride outfits, hats and much more. We would love for the shop to be open 6 days a week like our other shops - we have lots of days/times available - between Monday-Saturday 10am-1pm OR 1pm-4pm The shop is very quiet but when the customer does arrive it is very important that they receive a warm & friendly welcome; someone to help them with planning their special day and/or occasion.  If you may be interested call 07766 227 536 or email

Re-cycling voulnteers

Our recycling project is growing from strength to strength.  We get 1-2p for every item we recycle.  However in order to get this money we have to sort through hundreds of donated items. We are looking for volunteers with a real interest in recycling.  The job is very time consuming and we would really appreciate anyone who has a few hours to spare each week, to get in touch. Volunteers can do any hours, any days. Full training will be given. We also have set days where people pop in and help - its a really lovely social event - Click here to download information To see more about what we recycle, visit our Fundraising page.

Re-Cycling for cash !

Yes it’s true ! . . . Could you collect:
  • Empty wrappers from biscuits, cakes, bread OR crackers
  • Empty crisp packets, Pringles boxes, sweets & chocolate wrappers
  • Empty cleaning wipe packets & roll-on deodorants (not sprays)
  • Liquid soap push-down tops, liquid wash capsule & dishwasher packets
  • Empty make up & face wipe packets & empty make-up tubes and tubs
  • Used toothbrushes (inc electric heads), Toothpaste tubes & dental floss packet ANY BRAND - ANY MAKE
We send them off to be recycled and they send us money . . . it’s that easy. Could you ask your family & friends? or maybe collect at your workplace ? Recycling poster to print

Club 200

We currently have 236 members in our Club 200 scheme - You pay £1 per month directly into our bank - you will then receive an email telling you what YOUR number is - at the end of every month a refuge child draws out 3 lucky numbers You will get a monthly email telling you who has won and what the winning numbers are - half the money goes to the winners and half the money goes to Refuge Children’s Service Email for more information - if a few more people join we might soon be able to call it Club 300 !! Thank you so much for supporting us x

Do you buy on-line ?

If you go to your chosen store via our search engine - a percentage of your sale is given to us by the store you are shopping at !! This doesn't change anything for you but makes massive changes for us !! 'Easyfundraising' promotes major high street stores such as Argos, Next, Amazon, John Lewis, Vodafone, M&S, Debenhams, British Airways, Ticketmaster, Travelodge, EBay and many more who give a percentage of the sale to Charity.  You only register once then whenever you make a purchase,  up to 15% of the price will be donated to our charity - at no extra cost to you! Just use this link which will take you straight to donating to Women's Aid.

Could you organise an event for us?

If you would like to organise an event for us please get in touch - maybe a coffee morning, a garden party, a sponsored event, name cards at work, fundraising evening, etc., are just a few of the things people have helped us with. Please email or call us if you can help.