“Investing in Volunteers Accreditation”
We love our volunteers!
In 2018 The ReUse Centre achieved the Investing in Volunteers Accreditation
Why Get Involved?
The ReUse Centre provides vital support to our communities, support that would be impossible to deliver if it wasn't for the help we receive from members of the public, and from Corporate and Charitable Grants.
By getting involved with The ReUse Centre, you are supporting an amazing charity and Social Enterprise committed to improving the lives of thousands of people in and around Bedfordshire.
Every year, we directly support countless individuals and families who have found themselves in highly distressing circumstances. Through pre-loved items donated to us, and subsidised new items we acquire via our retailer relationships, we provide keenly priced household goods...and a few luxuries...through our two Bedford based Shops. The revenue generated through the sale of these donated items is absolutely critical to helping us deliver our important work.
Our staff consist of a base level of full-time paid employees, however, without our incredible volunteers, we would only be able to deliver a fraction of what we actually achieve today.
Clearly, we cannot achieve our goals alone. There are many ways in which you can play a part in our journey, from simple fundraising, donating your pre-loved items, shopping or donating to us, or of course joining us as a volunteer or employee.
We are eternally grateful for the support of individuals, businesses and groups in donating their time, household (or office) items, or money.
If you would like to find out more about how to support us, please click on the icons below, or simply scroll down the page!
Donations & Fundraising
Donations to The ReUse Centre, whether in the form of money, or pre-loved household goods, are our lifeblood.
Put simply, cash enables us to function.
Cash donations provide us with an immediate and flexible resource to support our work, and cash we generate through selling your donated pre-loved items, and our services, provide us with sustainable income that we can forecast and thus plan our charitable work.
Read on to find out more about how to donate, or support us in fundraising, below.
Volunteer or Work with Us
Volunteering at The ReUse Centre is a very rewarding experience.
In addition to all the training and support that you will receive there is also the feel good factor of knowing that every shift you give has had a positive impact on the lives of people in the local community.
Our volunteering scheme is accredited with the "Investing in Volunteers" standard.
If you are a sucessful applicant we will invest in you with training, mentoring and support.
At The ReUse Centre we are always interested in forming new strategic corporate partnerships.
This is demonstrated through programmes like Bedford Community Larder where we have forged strong alliances with some of the largest supermarkets and food producers in the country.
We are always grateful for expert help, or corporate donations, so if your corporate CSR programme needs a boost, why not give us a call and see how we might be able to work together.
Help us to continue and grow our charitable activities.
“17,000 hours of training provided”
over the past year, we provided over 17,000 hours of training
to help people gain real skills and get back into work