Get Involved

We are always looking for people to help with events and fundraisers, mini appeals, donation points, help with the donation sorting and collecting items.

If you think you would like to help please:

Or scroll down for other ways to get involved…

We are always looking for volunteers to join the OHOB community. If you would like to volunteer with us please get in touch. We have volunteering opportunities with sorting clothes, loading containers, collecting items, or supporting our work at events or fundraisers, education workshops or even running a fundraising event. If you think you have the passion to make a difference to the world please contact us via email on

We also have opportunities to volunteer to become a permanent donation point or to run a one-off collection details can be found in the sections below.

We are always looking for extra support with donation points and sorting space. If you can help and would like to be involved and become one of our long-term supporters please get in touch via email or via our Facebook page. Items are donated from general public and organisations/businesses and dropped to specified donation points. These items are either sorted, boxed or placed in clear bags at the donation point, or will be collected and taken to storage where items are sorted at a later date.

Sorting – Each clothing bag or box must be labelled male/female/children, size and item.

Food items are categorised, boxed and labelled. Toiletries are boxed and labelled; individual toiletry packs can also be made and placed in clear bags (toothbrush, toothpaste, shower gel, shampoo and shaving essentials). Baby items are categorised, boxed and labelled, clothes can be placed in clear plastic bags and labelled. Clothing must be clean and in good condition, toiletries new and unopened, baby essential items must be new. Only new socks and underwear to be donated.

Are you a budding baker, quiz show master, or fancy setting yourself a sponsored challenge? If so we need you! All of the support we provide is 100% funded by donations, and a large part of this through fundraisers! Through our JustGiving page anyone can set up a fundraiser and choose OHOB as their chosen charity. Perhaps put together a fundraising event and joint aid collection (more info on collections and mini appeals can be found in the sections below)

Fundraisers can include:

Music Gig, Car Boot Sale, Coffee Morning, Tea Dance, Vintage Fair, Raffle or Auction, Arts and Crafts stall, Sponsored Walk or Run, Guest Speaker, Pet Show, Quiz Night, Welly Throwing, Paintballing, Boat Race, Board Games Evening, Online Raffle, Art Auction or Online Auction

Email – if you would like one of our donation pots and information posters to help with your fundraiser! Thank you.

Hold a one-off collection event in your area; we will provide you with all the posters, information and if required collect the boxed and sorted items from you.

Items get dropped by general public/organisations to a designated collection point. Items can be sorted, boxed and labelled on the day – OR dropped off at a donation point OR we can collect the items from you.

How to sort and the sorting procedure is the same as the donation point format above. For more information please

Run a mini appeal in your community or in your school, college, university or workplace. Mini appeals include:

Baby Essential Items – Nappies, Wet Wipes, Lotion, Cotton Wool, Shampoo, Baby Wash, Nappy Rash Cream, Baby Milk Powder and Ready Milk

Toiletries and Hygiene Items – Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower Gel, Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Shaving Foam, Razors, Deodorant, Nail Files/Scissors, Plasters, Anti-Bac Hand Gel, Face Wipes, Toilet Paper, Lotiosn, Sunblock, Mosquito Repellant

Food items – Dried and Tinned and Vegetarian Only including: Rice, Pasta, Cous Cous, Lentils, Chick Peas Various Other Dried Beans and Pulses –  Cooking Oil, Sugar, Tea, Coffee, Long Life Milk, Long Life Juice, Biscuits – Tinned Items: Vegetables, Tomatoes, Fruit, Chick Peas, Kidney Beans and Lentils 

New socks and underwear – Men and Women Small, Medium and Large – Teenagers and Children – All Sizes and Ages 

If you would like to run a mini appeal please get in touch via email and we will send you the posters.