Volunteers are our lifeblood; The Hygiene Bank could not exist without the time and commitment they give. Volunteering is an empowering, social experience that gives you the opportunity to make a real and tangible difference to those struggling with the stigma of hygiene poverty in your community.

Ultimately we live in a world where we need to share social responsibility. It’s easy to say it’s not my child, not my community, not my problem. Then there are those who see need and respond, these are our volunteers and that’s the model of The Hygiene Bank. A grass roots community initiative helping those in that same community that are struggling.

Lizzy Hall , Founder


What volunteering roles are there?

The roles below are ongoing, for specific opportunities and more information on how to set up a Hygiene Bank click here.

Project Coordinator: 

This role involves setting up a new Hygiene Bank Project in your area and managing the whole process. From creating new drop off points, collecting and sorting donations and delivering to local partners, you'll be the main contact for all.  A project can be big or small depending on your capacity and can be flexed around your other commitments. We also recommend recruiting a team of volunteers or getting your friends, family or colleagues to join your project. You will be supported by our volunteer coordinator in setting up and ongoing.

Current areas in immediate need of this role are: Winchester, Glasgow Central, Forest Hill, Tyne & Wear, Cornwall, Cheshunt, Maidstone, Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Airdrie, Bournemouth, Torquay, Southend-on-Sea, Godstone, Durham, Bracknell, Clapham, Battersea, Balham, Wandsworth, Sunderland, Darlington, Middlesbrough, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Leek, Cheadle & your local area. email volunteer@thehygienebank.com to begin your project.


Area volunteer: 

We’ll connect you with an existing Hygiene Bank project to support the project coordinator with whatever is needed, anything from setting up additional drop offs to grow the project, collecting, sorting or delivering donations to charity partners. If we don't yet have a project in your area, you may be interested in starting one (see Project Coordinator role above).


Current projects in immediate need of more volunteers: Wales, Newcastle, Forest Hill, Sevenoaks, The Vale of Glamorgan, The City of London, Maidstone, Heaton, Stoke-on-Trent, Clapham, Balham, Battersea, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Hexham, Cornwall, Andover, North Gosforth. Email volunteer@thehygienebank.com to join us.

Admin Volunteer (remote working):

Working with the guidance and support of the Volunteer Coordinator, you will be on hand to support your assigned projects with various tasks such as general admin, recruitment & inductions, fundraising, logging, social media, marketing. This role can be via remote working and may suit a more computer based volunteer role for those with experience in this field.


We also have specific operations and project admin roles at HQ, let us know if you have experience in any of the following fields, corporate support, fundraising, recruitment, charities, schools, data entry, projects. 

Email volunteer@thehygienebank.com to join us.

Regional Coordinator:

For those who feel ready to take on more of an overseeing role, you will support the projects in your area and guide and assist new coordinators to set up and get running. You will also offer ongoing support with anything else the areas need. This is usually a progression from the Project Coordinator role. Email volunteer@thehygienebank.com to join us.

Operations and Projects: 

Do you have a skill you can offer Head Office? For example, we have people working in administration, marketing, social media, website, copywriting, PR, fundraising, schools, community engagement and participation, youth and young ambassadors. Email volunteer@thehygienebank.com to join us.

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