We’re so happy that you are interested in getting involved with the work of Open Door. We are only able to exist thanks to our generous supporters.

There are lots of ways to help, below are some examples of how you can get involved to ensure that everyone receives help and support at the most difficult times.


We are always looking for new volunteers to join our drop-in team or to help with Sunday@One.

Volunteers work as part of a team to help welcome people, make tea and coffee, and spend time listening to people.
All of our volunteers are active members of various Christian communities and we ask for a reference from their church leader. Each volunteer undergoes a DBS check and will receive on-going supervision and training.


Your financial gifts are vital to the ongoing work of Open Door. All donations will go directly towards helping people most in need in our town, ensuring that they have a safe space to come and be listened to and cared for.


We’re so grateful to those who promote our work. Would you be willing to go sky diving, bungee jumping or run the Colchester half-marathon to raise money for Open Door? We’d be delighted to hear from you!


We will gladly accept non-perishable items of food. Please see our social media for the latest list of items required.

You can also make donations by cheque payable to ‘Open Door – Colchester’.

Regular monthly donations are especially helpful to us and don’t forget to Gift Aid your donation if you can!