Volunteer Opportunities - Join The Team

At different times of the year and as the requirements dictate, we invite applications from the local community to help us provide help and support to the Newbury homeless via the Soup Kitchen. Based at the Salvation Army Hall in Northcroft Lane, we are open between 5.00pm to 8.30pm on a Thursday evening. Most vacancies will revolve around our Thursday evening opening hours, though some may extend further.

How To Apply

To apply for any position, please read our Volunteer Guide.

Then download and complete both the Application Form and Confidentiality Agreement

Scan these to volunteer@newburysoupkitchen.org.uk or by post to:

Newbury Soup Kitchen, 8 Northcroft Lane, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 1BU


Updated: 11th December 2019

We are currently looking for a Chairman to join the board of Trustees. The Chair will hold the Board and Executive Team to account for the Charity’s mission and vision, providing inclusive leadership to the Board of Trustees, ensuring that each trustee fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the charity. Previous executive experience is essential.

To discuss this role in more detail, please email: volunteer@newburysoupkitchen.org.uk

Saturday Session (Volunteer)

Updated: 27th November 2019

We are currently looking for additional support for our Saturday Soup Kitchen run in The Wharf, Newbury. This would be working to a rotation pattern (1 or 2 times per month) to ensure volunteering didn’t fall on every Saturday.

The session runs each Saturday between 3:45pm and 5:30pm (including setup/pack up times), and as the cold winter nights draw in, the service is proving more valuable than ever. Supporting those who are homeless and/or vulnerable, we offer a limited array of food offerings as well as a friendly ear.

Saturday Soup Session Volunteers will need to be Enhanced DBS checked as we are working with Vulnerable Adults, but this can be obtained through our HR Advisor at a small £20 cost. A Food Hygiene (Level 2)) course can be undertaken online and again this can be organised through our HR Advisor.

To discuss this role in more detail, please email: volunteer@newburysoupkitchen.org.uk

First Aider (Volunteer)

Updated: 1st November 2019

Whilst we aim to have at least one trained First Aid Volunteer on hand for every session, very occasionally First Aid requirements in a session can be challenging, so we would prefer two Volunteers where possible. A weekly or bi-weekly  experienced volunteer with previous medical and/or first aid knowledge is therefore required. 

Types of involvement might include: Minor Injury Assessment, Bleeding and Burns, Bandage or Dressing Application, Drug and other Dependency Awareness, Mental Health considerations.

To discuss this role in more detail, please email: volunteer@newburysoupkitchen.org.uk

Please Note: All volunteering positions require an Enhanced DBS check for Safeguarding and Insurance purposes. Please ask for more information.

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