How can I volunteer?

Volunteering at Brighthelm is a two way process. We want our volunteers to receive as much from volunteering as Brighthelm receives from the volunteer. Because of this, we tailor each volunteer experience to the individual, based on what they`re interested in, what they want to achieve and what they want to do.

As a result, we have developed fluid roles for our main core areas. These are not fixed, but offer a good basis for the sort of centre we run. If any of these might be of interest, please do let us know.

Want to find out more? Our volunteer coordinator is always happy to talk to you.

Reception and Administration

Key to making the centre a warm and welcoming place, you`ll be the first person our visitors see. Welcoming people in, directing them to rooms, handling queries, answering phone calls and responding to emails, this engaging role has a lot to offer. 

Marketing and Social Media

Do you know the ins and outs of Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? Do you enjoy thinking creatively and have some ideas as to how we might be able to reach local business and the community? Do you want to learn more about the world of graphic design and marketing? Then this role is for you. 


At the heart of the centre, our Bright Now Cafe is a vibrant venue where building users and the local community can come together to eat good food, drink good coffee and enjoy the atmosphere of Brighthelm. You will learn how to make coffee, serve hot and cold food and operate our till in a role that is always popular with volunteers.

Kitchen and Catering

Some great meals come from our cafe, and this is made possible by a strong team of volunteeers assisting our chef. One day you might be baking 100 scones for a cream tea in our auditorium, the next developing the special for the following week. Full training is given, so whatever you fancy making we`re happy to provide space, time and resources to try. 

Hospitality and Housekeeping

Vital to making sure the centre runs, looks and feels like the popular community venue that it is, our hospitality and housekeeping volunteers ensure that guests are in a clean, comfortable environment. You can expect to setup rooms, deliver basic catering and deal with any hiccups that might occur on the way. 


The garden is a beautiful green area in a cityscape dominated area and is popular all year round with all sorts of visitors. As a garden volunteer, you`d be contributing to the design and feel of the garden as well as partaking in maintenance, landscaping and upkeep of this important community resource. 


Our volunteer roles are tailored to the individual, so contact us today to find out how you might be able to get involved. 

For more information please contact us.

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