Folkestone Rainbow Centre

Homeless rough sleepers , people in supported housing, people in temporary housing, people at risk of eviction

The Rainbow Centre is a Christian charity that delivers a range of services in Folkestone & Hythe District to provide support and hope to individuals and families experiencing deprivation or hardship.
Respect. Compassion. Excellence. Collaboration. Commitment.
As a Christian organisation we are committed to serving people of all faith groups and beliefs or none and recognise the worth of everyone.
We are passionate about inclusion and being non-judgemental, and respect all those we serve, treating our guests and clients with sympathy, consideration, kindness and fairness.
We recognise the support and help other local agencies offer, and know that through collaboration, we can achieve the best outcomes for those who access our services.
Our vision is to help build a community in which everyone is included and can have the opportunity to live and work in dignity with hope for the future. Our approach is to help people out of crises so that they can sustain themselves.

We have, at our peak, over 350 volunteers, without whom the organisation would be unable to offer the range of services dedicated to help the neediest people in our local community.

You can be part of our support team by making a donation to help sustain our presence in Folkestone & Hythe district.

Information for volunteers

How much time will I have to give?
When you apply to volunteer we can tell you about the volunteering vacancies we have available and as a volunteer, you can choose something that meets the level of commitment you can afford to give.

What volunteer opportunities do you have?
We have a wide variety of volunteering opportunities across a range of services, so there is something for everyone.

Rainbow Food Warehouse
Homeless Support Service
Rainbow Shop
Family Contact Centre
Rainbow Club
Shepway Foodbank
Folkestone Churches Winter Shelter
Money Matters
Depending on the service for which you volunteer, you could be manning our reception, handing out soup to homeless people, serving in the shop, helping children with activities, sorting food, helping people follow a budget, or even making the tea!

All volunteering roles will require references and some also require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. This will be completed at no cost to you.


Louise Gotch
Folkestone Rainbow Centre
69 Sandgate Road

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