Volunteering for People Matters is a very rewarding experience. There are lots of opportunities for volunteers both with and without learning or other disabilties to get involved in different groups and activities. Volunteer expenses are paid, there is a volunteers handbook and training is provided. Please feel free to look at the website to see which projects you would like to get involved in. Volunteers will need to complete a volunteer-application-form-Jul 16, be DBS checked and have references taken. You should email completed applications to email@example.com.
Some of the People Matters members get involved in volunteering and peer mentor other members during sessions, acting as role models and giving back to the organisation. Currently we have an iwill grant from Leeds Community Foundation to develop volunteering within the organisation.
We are particularly seeking
- volunteers who have an interest in fundraising
- volunteers to support adults or young people with learning disabilities to meet and socialise in Leeds City Centre on an evening between Tues and Thurs. These roles would suit people wishing to gain relevant health and social care work experience supporting people with disabilities
- volunteer teaching assistants who can work across our community learning provision
More details on these roles are available through the Leeds Volunteer Centre or by getting in touch with our office on 0113 2346896
We sometimes need a new trustee who can offer both commitment to the mission of the organisation and specialist professional skills. These roles would particularly suit an individual who is looking for career development and wants to move into leading an organisation or holds this experience already and wants to offer something back. CVs may be submitted by people interested board positions. There is a trustee role description available which shows the responsibilities of this role.
Limited opportunites are also available to do other types of voluntary work. From marketing to business admin we offer volunteers who are studying/training the chance to get practical experience to build their CV. We are very proud of our link with Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK) in Hämeenlinna, Finland and now offer their social work students international placement opportunities