Why volunteer? Want to do something about homelessness near where you live? Want to give back to your community? WHC is a place where volunteers make a difference. Volunteers play a key role in all our services that help homeless people who have nowhere else to turn. WHC volunteers are also vital behind the scenes in tasks like administration and fundraising. We love our volunteers – they are the bedrock of Wycombe Homeless Connection. We will work to make sure you are successful. In most roles, WHC volunteers work as often or as infrequently as they wish. Anyone over 18 is welcome to apply to volunteer. We take up references for all volunteers working directly with guests. For most roles, training is required. You can read about the values of WHC here. WHC volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and ages and are adherents of different faiths and none. We have roles for all different types of skills. In our winter night shelter – hosting, catering and doing laundry In our advice centre – providing advice In tenancy support – helping people develop the skills to make a success of their tenancies Behind the scenes – planning, office admin, IT, accounting, charity governance, managing donated items, communications, handling speaker requests Fundraising – running events, approaching funders, raising money individually WHC volunteers contribute over 15,000 hours of time each year. More importantly, through their patience and care they contribute to the friendly atmosphere our guests appreciate, and make a real difference for some of the most vulnerable in our community. For a good number, this is an outcome of their faith. In 2014, the work of WHC’s volunteers was recognised with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Current volunteer opportunities are listed here. Experiences and feedback of some WHC volunteers are listed here. If you are ready to volunteer, click here.