People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them.
For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Regardless of the motivation, what unites them all is that they find it both challenging and rewarding.
Below are some of the reasons people choose to volunteer. For some it provides an opportunity to:
- give something back to an organisation that has impacted on a person’s life, either directly or indirectly
- make a difference to the lives of others
- help others less fortunate or without a voice
- feel valued and part of a team
- spend quality time away from work or a busy lifestyle
- gain confidence and self-esteem.
For some, volunteering can be a route to employment, or a chance to try something new which may lead to a career change. From this perspective, volunteering can be a way of:
- gaining new skills, knowledge and experience
- developing existing skills and knowledge
- enhancing a CV
- improving one’s employment prospects
- gaining an accreditation
- using one’s professional skills and knowledge to benefit others (usually described as pro bono).
For others, volunteering appeals because of its social benefits. These include:
- meeting new people and making new friends
- a chance to socialise
- getting to know the local community.
Mandatory Training/ process all volunteers will need to undertake
- DBS Check
- Safeguarding Training
- Equality and Diversity
- Health and Safety
MAKE A DIFFERENCE –
BECOME A HOGARTH TRUSTEE
IF YOU BELIEVE THAT
- all young people in the borough should have the opportunity to improve the quality of their lives
- we need a sustainable youth and community centre that provides a range of life enhancing activities for all
THEN THIS COULD BE THE ROLE FOR YOU.
We welcome written applications from people from all backgrounds who can bring their life experiences or professional skills to the team of independent trustees. All work carried out by Trustees is unpaid.
Working closely with the Centre Manager and Youth Officer, Trustees meet formally about six times a year. Meetings are typically held midweek at the Centre and last for around two hours.
How to Apply:
An application form and full role description can be found below.
They are also available by calling the Centre Office on 0208 747 1999 or by emailing email@example.com
For further information please see documents below