Volunteering is very rewarding; it creates opportunities for future employment. It increases self-confidence, motivation and boosts morale.
There are plenty of ways you can volunteer, no matter your age, background or experience. If you have some free time on your hands volunteering could be great a way for you to meet new people and gain experience.
We have supported volunteers in training and mentoring who have gained a childcare qualification and are now employed in a childcare setting.
Here what some people had to say about their experiences as a volunteer:
“I found volunteering very rewarding as it gave me a sense of belonging”
“Volunteering helped my confidence, supported my learning and supported my personal development. I loved volunteering for the Children’s Centre, I made so many new friends and I felt valued and as part of a team in making a difference. I work for the Children’s Centre and have continued in my personal development”
“Volunteering made me feel as though I was part of a team, it’s a great way of meeting new people and it looks good on my CV. When you go for jobs employers like the fact that you used your spare time to volunteer and learn new skills”
If you are looking to gain employment and feel you need support we may be able to help.
We offer volunteering for parents and carers to gain experience within a work place that may become useful when applying for a job.
We can also provide advice on training, information on higher/further education and sign post to other agencies.