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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We are particularly seeking
- A director who can offer both commitment to the mission of the organisation and has a background in HR. This role 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 in this board position. There is a director-jd Oct 15 available which shows the responsibilities of this role.
- a volunteer who can co-ordinate the work of all our volunteers and develop their skills
- 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
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.
How we work with volunteers
All volunteers have a short induction, an identifed staff contact and their own copy of our volunteers handbook which gives them a first written reference point with information about how we work and guidance on how to find out more.