New Start Highland

Get the feelgood factor - volunteer with New Start Highland. Help others make a fresh start - and seize the opportunity to get fitter, meet people, and gain new skills!

Why volunteer?

People volunteer for all kinds of reasons, and find that it’s a great way to get involved with their community, boost confidence and put spare time to a really valuable use. So if you’re thinking about contributing to a good cause, New Start Highland has lots to offer!

We’re looking for drivers and drivers’ assistants, retail staff and warehouse workers

Whether you have a few hours to spare in the week, miss the craic at work, or need community involvement for your university application, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Queen’s Award or the Saltire Award, NSH offers plenty of scope. So don’t be shy about getting in touch – there’s always a place for you to help.

To find out more, call 01463 715615, or email us.

Driver / Driver’s Assistants - Inverness and Thurso

If you like getting out and about, enjoy physical work and have a few spare hours during the week, could you be a volunteer driver or driver’s assistant in Inverness or Thurso? You’ll be taking on a vital role that keeps our furniture delivery and pick-up services going, and playing a huge practical part in helping people make a fresh start. If you passed your test before January 1997 and have a driver CPC, you can drive all of our vehicles. If not you can still do great work driving our smaller vans with a more recent licence or  adding muscle-power to help our drivers!


Retail Volunteers - Wick, Thurso, Dingwall, Inverness and Fort William

Getting more involved in your community is easy when you become a volunteer retail assistant with New Start Highland! We’ve got busy shops in Wick, Thurso, Dingwall, Inverness and Fort William, and are currently looking for skilled helpers to join the team. You’d be helping customers in the shop with purchases and enquiries, as well as handling deliveries to the shops. If you’re interested in a lively working environment with a friendly group of people and plenty to do, and could give us one morning or afternoon per week, or more - we’d love to meet you! 


Warehouse Workers - Inverness, Thurso and Fort William 

We’re looking for physically active volunteers to help organise goods in our three warehouses. This is where we receive most of our donations, so they’re always busy - you’d be sorting out furniture, bric-a-brac and household goods for distribution either to our shops, or to people in need across the Highlands. You’ll also have the opportunity to pass on your experience and skills to others.