We have opportunities for anybody to get involved and develop their skills by volunteering in supported housing. If you like the sound of any of the topics below then please contact us now at [email protected] or download a Volunteer Application form by clicking on this link Volunteer Application Form.
Would you like to:
- Put something back into the community?
- Gain new skills?
- Build self esteem?
- Gain knowledge about the problems of the community?
- Escape boredom?
- Share your hobbies and interests with others?
- Improve future employability?
- Make new friends?
- Investigate a possible career change?
- Maintain skills no longer used?
- Feel part of a group?
Essential personal attributes:
- Enthusiasm – a positive attitude is vital.
- Common sense – knowing the difference between right and wrong.
- Non-judgmental – being able to take an objective view of a person’s problems.
- Awareness – being able to recognise other people’s needs.
- Reliable – willing to devote a set amount of time regularly.
- Compassionate – having and empathy with the plight of a particular person or situation.
- Committed – demonstrating your passion for a cause.
- Self-confident – able to work both autonomously and as part of a team where necessary.
- Good communication – able to relate to both fellow workers and make suggestions for improvements.
- Self-assured – able to take constructive criticism.
- A shared interest in people who we support activities i.e. watching Burnley play football. long walks, fishing, cinema, bowling, gardening.
If you volunteer with us you can expect to:
- Make a difference.
- Develop your skills.
- Feel welcomed and respected.
- Be given tasks to suit your motivations.
- Feel confident to do the task.
- Feel part of the team.
- Feel secure and supported.
- Feel your skills are being utilised.
- Explore new careers and upgrade skills.
- Face new challenges.
- Develop creativity and expertise in areas of personal interest.
- Build self esteem.
- Gain knowledge about the problems of the community.
- Share your hobbies and interests with others.
- Improve future employability.
- Make new friends.
- Investigate a possible career change.