Have you thought about volunteering as a way for you to get new skills, experience and confidence to help get a job?
We can help connect people that are trying to find work with charities that have opportunities that will help you get the experience you need. (We’re also looking for organisations that can help – find out more here.)
How it works
We work with Job Centre Plus and job clubs, youth centres and schools, but anyone can contact us. If you’re interested we’ll tell you about the skills you could get from volunteering, how those skills will help you in the workplace, and what type of volunteering might help them find your ideal job.
We can help try and find a volunteering opportunity that suits you and your circumstances. As we said, the Job Centre is very supportive so can we discuss with you (and them if you wish) how to ensure volunteering does not interfere with any benefits.
We are now offering virtual support for those on the Skills for Work programme too.
How it can help you
- An opportunity to gain news skills and experience, and help a worthwhile cause.
- An introduction to volunteering, which hopefully you might keep up after the project to gain more experience.
- Additional help, such as helping use volunteer experience on a CV, in job applications and interviews, and how to find volunteering opportunities in the future.
Just fill in the form below (ticking that you’re interested to get experience for work). If you’d rather you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01527 60282 if you would like to find out more.
The project is run by us at Bromsgrove and Redditch Network (BARN), an independent charity which also runs the local Volunteer Centre. It is funded through a range of funders – currently parts of the project are supported by the National Lottery Community Fund, #iwill and Bromsgrove District Council, and we are seeking further funds to help the work continue.
Are you an organisation and want to get involved? Find out more at barn.org.uk/volunteering/employability