Volunteering opportunities

Could you volunteer some time to help your community?

Volunteering is a great for your wellbeing, and a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and give something back to the community.

We have volunteering opportunities available at NPH, and there are also lots of amazing organisations across Northampton you can get involved with. Our current opportunities are listed below, and find out more about the local organisations who need your help further down the page. 

Community hub volunteers

Our community hubs provide spaces where local community groups can meet to run youth projects, community lunches, wellbeing sessions and various other activities. We need people to join our team of volunteers who help us with the day to day running of the hubs, with general maintenance, or outdoor gardening work. If you think you could help us, we’d love to hear from you!

Paint Shop volunteers

The Paint Shop, based in Kings Heath, collects reuseable, leftover paint and sells it to members of the community who can pick up a tin of paint for as little as £1-2 a litre. It also saves waste going to landfill so it’s great for the environment too.

We need people who could help with paint sorting, customer service, retail or sales to join our fantastic team of Paint Shop volunteers. If you’re hard-working, committed and up for learning new skills, this could be the opportunity for you.

If you’re interested in either of these roles or would like to hear about other volunteering opportunities we have, just get in touch. Call us on 01604 527073 or email thepaintshop@nph.org.uk

Family Support Link

Family Support Link provides free, accessible and non-judgmental support to those affected by another’s substance misuse throughout Northamptonshire.



01933 224632

the lowdown

the lowdown is a voluntary mental health charity, providing free and confidential counselling, emotional wellbeing, sexual health and LGBTQ support services for 11-25 year olds. They also offer support for parents and carers of young people who identify as LGBTQ.



01604 634385

The Frank Bruno Foundation

The Frank Bruno Foundation exists to provide support, encouragement, and the motivation to succeed for those facing and recovering from mental ill-health. They provide opportunities to participate in a wellbeing and non-contact boxing programme, supported by a need led wraparound service.



01604 434 414

Northampton Society of Model Engineers

Northampton Society of Model Engineers is a friendly group of like-minded people aiming to encourage, develop and provide facilities for the hobby of model engineering.



07907 051388

Northampton Saints Foundation

The Northampton Saints Foundation uses the values of Northampton RFC and the power of sport to inspire, support and educate young people and their communities. They work to drive positive change across Northamptonshire, and offer a range of programmes to create life changing opportunities for residents across the county.



01604 599152

RSPCA Northamptonshire Branch

The RSPCA Northamptonshire Branch is passionate about animals. Whether they’re big or small, young or old - they want to help as many as they can!



01604 881317

Animals in Need

Animals In Need is an organisation dedicated to rescuing sick, injured, trapped and distressed wild and domestic animals. They provide veterinary treatment where necessary, care for and rehabilitate animals until they can be released or re-homed.



01933 278080

NGH Volunteers

Northampton General Hospital's volunteers are an invaluable part of the hospital team. Volunteering with them means you'd be playing a part in delivering the best possible care to patients and their families, whether you're providing admin support in an office or working alongside ward teams.



01604 523159

Q Space Northants

Q Space works to improve the Northants LGBTQ+ and ally community in mind, body and spirit.



NLive Radio

NLive Radio is a community-based radio station that wants to entertain, inform and engage everyone who lives, works and visits Northampton.



01604 893469

Action for Happiness Northamptonshire

Action for Happiness is a small charitable initiative working hard to inspire practical action for a happier and more caring society.



Northamptonshire Emergency Service Volunteers

Northamptonshire Emergency Service Volunteers support the local fire and rescue, and ambulance services. Their amazing and vital work helps the frontline heroes focus on patient care and public safety. Volunteer opportunities include administrative support, training, driving/logistics and community outreach work.



Northamptonshire Emergency Service Cadets

The Northamptonshire Emergency Services Cadets deliver a combined Emergency Services curriculum allowing young people to develop skills across our Emergency Services as well as important social and life skills. NESC is a registered charity supported by Northamptonshire Police, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue, and East Midlands Ambulance Service. They rely on volunteers to support the young people on the scheme.



Youth Leaders – St John Ambulance

Youth Leaders – St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance is a volunteer-powered, charitable organisation that teaches first aid, supports the NHS, and provides medical support at public events throughout England. They offer a range of first aid, health and safety, and mental health first aid courses for workplaces, schools, and communities.

They are currently looking to recruit Volunteer Youth Leaders in all areas to support services for young people.

Visit their website to find out more.