Help Gateway


How can I help?

There are several ways in which you can support Gateway Furniture:

1) Give your unwanted furniture (Click here for information on how to donate)

2) Volunteer for Gateway Furniture

Gateway Furniture is a volunteer-run initiative, and as such volunteers are essential to the work we do. Without volunteers we would be unable to continue providing the level of help and range of services we currently provide to some of the people who most need them. If you would like to help Gateway Furniture, consider giving some time as a volunteer.

All volunteers are covered by our insurance policies. Where applicable, volunteers receive training.

Volunteer areas:

Our volunteers assist in many different ways and at different times across all of our operations – so we’re almost bound to have something to suit you! If you would like to volunteer in any of the areas listed below, then please get in touch via the contact form on this page.

  • Being a mentor and helping other volunteers gain confidence
  • Meeting and greeting on the shop floor
  • Handy person
  • Driving/delivery
  • Driver’s mate
  • Retail sales/customer service
  • PAT testing
  • Fundraising
  • Cleaning
  • Stock control/data entry
  • Forklift driver
  • Electrical appliance function tester
  • Marketing & PR

3) Pray for Gateway Furniture

Gateway Furniture is a Christ-centred ministry of Gateway Church Swindon. We aim to physically demonstrate the love of Christ by meeting the needs of those in difficulty. Please pray both for the clients who are referred to us, as well as for all the volunteers involved with Gateway Furniture.

4) Support Gateway Furniture financially

Like everything, Gateway Furniture costs money to run. Our running costs include running the van, a shop, the warehouse where the furniture is stored, electricity, printing costs, etc. We make no charge for much of the furniture we supply through the referral process.

Any donations towards Gateway Furniture are gratefully received, and enable us to continue supplying furniture to local people in need.

 

Four million children in the UK live in households that cannot afford to replace worn out or broken furniture and three million children live in households that cannot afford to replace broken electrical items.” – DWP, March 2007