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Van Volunteers

Every Coffee Counts

We are Looking for local people with some free time to volunteer on our Charity Van project.

The Van goes out around the area serving coffee and cakes andspreading the word of BACKUP Northwest. The role involves some lifting, dealing with customers and serving food and drinks.

Volunteers can arrange to be picked up along its route or in the town centre.

Email or for an application form and full job description.


  • Gain Valuable Skills and experience
  • Work for a Bolton Charity reducing youth homelessness
  • Access Training
  • Meet New People
  • Reports to: The Van Social Enterprise Coordinator
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What We Do!

BACKUP provide multiple services across Bolton to young people aged 16-25 years who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness. Read here about all the supported accommodation which includes emergency housing, temporary accommodation, short and medium stay supported housing. Also the non accommodation based support work that focusses on mental health, employment support and much more.

Young people can live in more than one Backup service as they make progress and develop more independence prior to moving on completely. The different services are designed to meet various levels and ranges of needs.


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Our Events

Every year Backup delivers multiple events for fundraising. Each one is designed to raise awareness and much needed money to support young people who are homeless. Annually we have our core events; Gala Ball, Golf Day and Ladies Lunch. We also have other events that are different each year so that we can have a wider appeal to all.

Fundraising and Events

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