“Matching volunteers with Local Community Groups needing support.” – The Volunteer Centre is here to help whether you need help deciding on becoming a volunteer, assistance finding volunteers, advice on Good Practice or Information on training appropriate to voluntary groups.
Using Gosport Volunteer Centre to find out about volunteering is a step in between wanting to undertake voluntary work & making a full commitment. We are experts at helping people to decide what they would like to do, how much time they can spare & how they would like to start.
The Volunteer Centre also has its own website here: www.gosportvolunteercentre.org.uk
There is always so much we can do for the community in which we live and work. All that we do helps to improve the quality of lives for our families, friends & colleagues.
Your Life – There are benefits for volunteers as well
- Change direction
- Learn new skills
- Broaden existing skills
- Meet new people
- Get out of the house!
- Bridge the gap between unemployment and work
- Gain confidence
You will be part of a team
- We will pay out of pocket expenses
- As much or as little time as you can spare
- Safe and insured as a volunteer
- Equal opportunities & Volunteers Rights – we do not discriminate on grounds of ability, age, race, gender, sexuality or faith
- We will value your help, support your activities and hope you have fun!
Here is an example of just some of the activities you could get involved with:
Our vacancies are always changing. There are new opportunities arising and new organisations approaching us almost on a daily basis. These are just some of the maybe opportunities to help local groups or individuals in our local community:
The people we all seek to support may be young, disabled, frail, vulnerable or older. They may have a learning disability or mental ill health. They may have a physical disability that may be permanent or temporary.
Whatever the circumstances we work hard to ensure that everyone in our community has the chance to be included, safe, comfortable and enjoying a better quality of life.
What would you like to do now?
If you would like to find out more, with no obligation, we would be pleased to hear from you. We can send you an application form and details of current volunteer vacancies so you can have a closer look at what is involved. You could make an appointment to see the Volunteer Co-ordinator here at the office on a Monday, Wednesday or Thursday.
Volunteering is enjoyable, and by completing the form and talking on an informal basis, we will be able to offer you the best possible choices of opportunities in the community. Such work is of great importance, and you may be providing services for people who are vulnerable and frail. We always take up two references and carry out police checking procedures for all our volunteers.