Support us

DONATE YOUR TIME

VOLUNTEER

Why volunteer at Lifeworks?

It’s simple – using your time to give something back feels amazing. Whether you can give minutes, hours, or days, our volunteer roles are designed to fit around your available time.  These small deeds really can make a huge difference to people’s lives – including yours!

People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Regardless of the motivation, what unites them all is that they find it both challenging and rewarding.

You’ll have the chance to meet some great people who are passionate about the same things as you. Each and every one of our volunteers play an important part in supporting our young people to live their best life.

There are lots of different ways you can get involved, maybe joining our young people on the beach surfing, pedalling around the velodrome or a bit of goat yoga?  Or if that feels a bit too energetic perhaps driving our minibus, a spot of gardening, joining our young people for tea, helping out at events, supporting our fundraising team or even becoming a Trustee.

If volunteering with us sounds like something you would like to get involved with then please get in touch. Please make an enquiry via our work for us page.

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

Disco. Tea Party. Raffle. Jumble Sale. Bake-Off. Bad Tie Day. Race Night. Ball. There are hundreds of different events you can hold to raise money for Lifeworks. Every time a supporter does this, Lifeworks benefits not only from the generous donation of funds raised at the event but also from the awareness created through the event of the charity and the vital work we do here.
If you would like to hold an event in aid of Lifeworks, don’t hesitate to contact our fundraising team, who can help you with Charity leaflets, collecting tins, supporter tee-shirts and lots of inspiration and advice.

SPONSORED EVENTS

There are two ways in which you can support Lifeworks by taking part in a sponsored event. The first is through one of our charity organized events, such as our annual Skydive. Coordinated by the Lifeworks fundraising team, these events usually have a minimum sponsorship target to reach, and are fantastic fun. For announcements about these events, including sign-up deadlines, keep an eye on our Events page, News page, Facebook and Twitter – and why not sign up to our quarterly e-newsletter.

Personal Challenges are another great way of supporting Lifeworks- whether you’re writing a novel in a month, running a marathon, organizing a Zumbathon or giving up chocolate for a year – we can provide you with sponsorship forms, supporter tee-shirts, collecting tins and lots of support as you raise money from your friends, family and colleagues. Contact our fundraising team for a chat!

DONATE YOUR JUNK

INKS & MOBILES

Lifeworks partners with Recycle4Charity.com to raise money from used ink cartridges and old mobile phones. Recycle4Charity process the collected items and make a donation for each item on their “wanted” list. Freepost returns envelopes and free pick-up for large collections are available.

Support us by registering either yourself or your business to recycle for us at http://www.recycle4charity.co.uk/  Register with “Lifeworks – C38256” as your chosen charity.

UNWANTED GIFTS

Throughout the year, we run a variety of tombolas, bingos and raffles, and we are always in need of prizes. If you receive any unwanted gifts and would like to support Lifeworks or would like to donate a prize, please get in touch.

CASH 4 COINS

Lifeworks has partnered with Cash4Coins in order to raise money by collecting old and foreign currency. We have a number of collecting boxes out in the community as well as here at the central office. If you would like to donate your old or unwanted foreign currency or have a business that would like to host a collection box, please get in touch!

WHEN YOU’RE ONLINE

EASYFUNDRAISING

Raise money…While you browse!
Are you one of the millions of people that use a search engine every day? Switch your searching to Easysearch and raise money for Lifeworks!
If you use http://lifeworks.easysearch.org.uk instead of Google or any other search engine, you will raise half a penny for Lifeworks with every search you make.

Search just 15 times a day and you can raise around £25 a year.
It’s free and easy, so the next time you need to find something online, please use http://lifeworks.easysearch.org.uk and raise money for Lifeworks

…While you shop!
Did you know that every time you shop online you could be raising money for Lifeworks? It’s completely free to use and your shopping won’t cost you a penny more.

Over 2400 well known retailers including Amazon, M&S, Boden, Waitrose, House of Fraser, Vodafone, Virgin Atlantic and many more, will donate a percentage of what you spend to Lifeworks when you shop with them, via the fundraising website: easyfundraising.org.uk
On average, each retailer will donate 5% of the cost of your shopping – and those donations soon mount up. So instead of going directly to a retailer’s website, go to easyfundraising first and choose the retailer you want to shop with – then everything you spend with that retailer earns a free donation for Lifeworks.

Please click and register to support us on Easyfundraising:
http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/lifeworks

WHEN YOU’RE AT WORK

CORPORATE SUPPORT

There are a number of ways in which your company can help to support Lifeworks. No matter the size of your company and the level of commitment and involvement you would like to have with us.

  • Charity of the Year – choose to make Lifeworks your charity of the year and get involved with our campaigns, collections, events and more throughout the year.
  • £ Donations – support our services with a direct donation or choose to be one of our main sponsors at an event. Contact us to find out how we can best work together.
  • Prizes – are you able to offer Lifeworks a prize for use in our Annual Prize Draw or any of our smaller events?
  • Time – encourage your staff to donate a day of their time to volunteer at one of our services or events. This can make a unique and exciting team building exercise.
  • Fundraising and Sponsored events – why not turn a team-building event into a fundraiser for Lifeworks? Cake sales, auctions of promises, silly tie days, Skydives, Runs, Hikes, Bunjee jumps… the opportunities are endless – talk to our fundraising team.
  • Tickets – urge your staff to help us sell our Annual Prize Draw tickets
  • Campaigns – house our collection boxes for old and foreign currency, inks and mobiles or clothes and accessories. A fantastc, free way for you and your colleages to support Lifeworks at work.

The fundraising team at Lifeworks will be happy to discuss your ideas and needs for corporate sponsorship and support