We very rarely ask for any form of financial contribution from those that we help. On the rare occasion that we do, it is only ever for a small contribution to the petrol costs and never exceeds £10. We are staffed almost entirely through volunteers, paying only for specific services on a very strict needs basis (for example our invaluable Comms Manager who keeps the whole organisation running smoothly on 10 hrs a week). We do rely, therefore, on the amazing financial and practical generosity of those that are in less need, in order to help those that are in greater.
There are four main ways to partner with us as a volunteer: none are mutually exclusive so please do get in touch and have a conversation!
Problem Solvers: We are always looking for reliable and committed people to give up a couple of hours to help solve the dilemmas that our community in Cornwall faces. This could be through driving our van, collecting and redistributing items, working in our warehouse and/or vintage shop. Can you fund-raise, are you handy with a saw or a mop? Either way, we would love to hear from you and start you on the process of becoming one of our registered volunteers. We do pay reasonable expenses if that is something that makes it possible for you to help your wider community in this way through our work together.
Advocate: We do not respond to direct requests for help, but rather work through trusted advocates in the public sector with whom we have built strong relationships with. This is to ensure that we are reaching those really in the most need. We are always looking for those that work amongst the most vulnerable to partner with us in this way. This includes GPs, social services, churches, other not for profit organisations. Can you advocate for your community in this way?
Donor: We are in constant need of items to up-cycle, clean and distribute, ‘from tin openers to washing machines’ Judy often says. Many of our items are found through word of mouth, and we need people who will unashamedly spread the word! Several times a year we have fund-raising events that we’d love help to run. Is this something you could do? If you have anything you would like to donate then please email our donations team on email@example.com and they will let you know if your generosity matches our current need.
Financial Supporter: We are blessed with some staggering financial generosity to help Hidden Help to continue its work. We would love you to to consider a one-off gift or even better a regular donation that assists us in our financial planning.
You can support us financially by clicking the button or scanning the PayPal QR Code below.
Alternatively you can donate by bank transfer or set up a standing order to:
Hidden Help, Nat West Bank, Sort Code 52-41-31, Account Number 45285446. Don’t forget to Gift Aid if you can by downloading a form here.