Being a volunteer gives you a regular activity to look forward to each week and you will meet new people and gain useful experience that looks good on your CV. Being a volunteer can help you get a bit of confidence and life-experience by doing something new. And you get the satisfaction of knowing that you are doing something useful.
If you are a young person not in education, employment or training (neet) becoming a volunteer can help you in many ways. You can use your skills, experience and energy to brighten the lives of older people.
Whatever your age, talents or interests we are sure to find something that you’d enjoy doing and which would help us. Maybe you feel it is time to give something back to the community where you grew up; maybe you need work experience because you are hoping to go back to work.
- volunteering is a great way to stay active
- expand and share your knowledge and experience
- learn new skills
- make good use of your free time
- gain valuable experience for your CV and an NVQ qualification in Retail or Social Care
- community involvement is great for improving your social life
- work as part of a team and feel you belong to a nationally appreciated charity
- feel good about putting something back into the community
- and have fun!
We welcome young people still at school and can arrange work-placements or voluntary work that can count towards a Duke of Edinburgh award. Most people volunteer for a minimum of a morning or an afternoon a week, but get in touch and we'll try to arrange hours that suit you.
We need creative, enthusiastic volunteers to help us display the stock at the Gallery Boutique in our Kiln Farm furniture store. If you have a passion for fashion, would enjoy using your own initiative to get creative on the shopfloor and would like to gain experience of good customer service, why not get in touch. A year of volunteering for a morning or afternoon every week in our store would look great on your CV!
Application form (133 KB) print out, fill in and post to us
Application form (Word doc 67 KB) can be filled in electronically but needs to be saved then emailed or printed out and posted to us
Please download and print out an application form using the link above. You can choose to print out a PDF or the Word document. If you prefer, the 2016 Word version can be filled in electronically by typing in the grey boxes. But you must save it so that it can be emailed to us or printed and then posted. Or call us on 01908 240450 and we will send you a form in the post for you to complete and return