Fresh Start

Fresh start runs a service for people who have experienced homelessness and have recently been offered a tenancy of their own. With the assistance of volunteers, Fresh Start offers both practical and emotional support through a variety of integrated services that are intended to help people manage the transition to independent living and to prevent the cyclical nature of homelessness.

Current opportunities

Being given the keys for a new tenancy after being homeless can seem like a dream come true. But sometimes the dream can fade at the first sight of a flat with stained walls, flaking paint and bare floorboards. This is where Fresh Start’s Hit Squads can help. The Hit Squads are teams of volunteers who will work alongside new tenants in their home to decorate up to two rooms. If you think you can help, then please get in touch with either Chloe (07387 141060) or Dave (07387 105198) at Fresh Start.

As Pantry Till Assistant, this role includes a level of responsibility serving customers at the till and cash handling, a level of previous retail experience is an advantage

The purpose of this role is to maximise the amount of excess donations Fresh Start receives which cannot go into Starter Packs and can be sold in Fresh Start Shop. The main aim is to reduce waste, recycle, reuse and divert items away from landfill. This role is based in Fresh Start warehouse.

The aim of Fresh Start Shop in the first instance is to provide a much needed and valuable service to the local community and offer volunteering opportunities to local people, our service users and the wider community. This role includes sorting and pricing donations and requires some creativity in displaying items to appeal to customers. Experience of working in retail or in other charity shops is an advantage.