We wouldn’t be able to deliver our work to rebuild lives across the borough if it wasn’t for the vital support of our volunteers.

From sharing skills at the Brick Works, supporting our Crisis Intervention Service at the Brick Project to helping us to fundraise, there are plenty of ways you can get involved.

See below our latest volunteering opportunities and contact fiona@thebrick.org.uk or call 01942 236 953 for more information:

Marketing and Administration
Donate a minimum of 2 days a month

Based at Brick Works on Hodson Street in Wigan, behind Go Outdoors. The Brick Works helps to rebuild lives by developing the skills of our trainees through upcycling, selling donated furniture, fixing broken bikes and running a community cafe.

We’re looking for people with skills in marketing, finance or administration who can donate time to helping promote and organise our fabulous services.

 

Trainee Mentors

Donate a minimum of half a day Monday- Friday

Based at Brick Works on Hodson Street in Wigan, behind Go Outdoors. The Brick Works helps to rebuild lives by developing the skills of our mentees through upcycling and selling donated furniture, fixing broken bikes and running a community cafe.

Do you have a skill that you could teach others at the Brick Works? We’re looking for a wide range of skills that can be shared with our mentees including joinery, upholstering, woodworking, catering, painting and decorating.

 

Crisis Intervention Volunteer

Donate a minimum of 2 hours a week, Monday- Friday, between 9am-4pm

Based at Brick Project, your role would be to work with people facing crisis to provide information and advice to find immediate practical solutions to help people address the crisis. Training is provided.

 

Charity shop Volunteer

Donate a minimum of half a day Monday-Saturday 9-4.30pm

We need volunteers to help at our charity shop on Gidlow Lane in Wigan and the Brick Works on Hodson Street (behind Go Outdoors).

Volunteers are needed for all aspects of retailing. The Brick charity shop and The Brick Works site help us to supply low cost goods for people in need, as well as generate vital funds for our work.

 

Wigan Athletic Fundraising Volunteer

Donate a minimum of half a day per month, Monday- Friday.

We are very excited to be Wigan Athletic’s official charity partner for the season. The partnership will help us to raise vital funds for our #RebuildingLives campaign and make sure no person in our community is left behind. We need volunteer support to help with event administration and to help us collect during match days on an ad hoc basis.

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The Brick Project offers a huge range of services to people who are homeless, in poverty or facing debt crisis. This includes Crisis Intervention, Hospital to Home, Asset Coaching and Wigan’s largest Foodbank. As its name suggests, it provides a safe, solid building block for people in crisis to begin rebuilding their lives.
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The Brick Shop is a charity shop selling donated goods, often to people on low incomes. The shop gives clothes free of charge to people referred by Wigan Council. The shop is one of the main hubs within its community.

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The Brick Works offers training to increase the employment opportunities for people who are unemployed for a variety of reasons. This may include homelessness or recently housed people referred.

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The Brick Giving aims to put an end to poverty and homelessness in Wigan and Leigh. Our #BrickbyBrick campaign is working to raise £175,000 to purchase The Brick Works and make sure no one in our community is left behind.

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The Brick Re-Use has been set up to help educate people in the Wigan Borough about recycling and re-use. We also turn unwanted goods into lovingly restored furniture for families in need.