Volunteering

Got a few spare hours?

We are always on the look out for new volunteers to help us with our activities, especially the young people's workshops and activities. These can vary from  IT and homework clubs during the evening to day trips at outdoor activity centres.

What type of people volunteer?

All sorts of people! Some are retired and want to keep themselves busy, passing on their experience. Some are unemployed and see volunteering as a valuable stepping stone to employment. Some are students looking for experience.

Whatever your reason, you will enjoy helping us with our projects and helping us to do good work in the local community.

For anyone interested in being a volunteer, we provide help with applying to the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) for an Enhanced Disclosure. We also pay the fee which is charged.

Volunteering while on benefits

Volunteering while on benefits is not normally a problem. Here is what it say on the Government’s information website www.gov.uk:
“ People can volunteer and claim benefits if:
- the only money they get from volunteering is to cover expenses, like travel costs
- they continue to meet the conditions of the benefit they get ”
We would add that if you receive benefits because of health problems we advise that you choose something that is reasonable for you to do and will not put your health at risk.

What next?

Further details of what we offer to volunteers - and what we expect in return - are contained in our Volunteers Charter - please spare a minute or two to read it.

If you would like to apply to be a volunteer, simply download and complete an Application Form and return it to us. If you prefer you can collect an Application Form from our centre.

Download an Application Form in PDF format
(to print and complete by hand)

If you've got any questions, by all means drop in any time and have a chat.

We look forward to hearing from you!