What would I get from the experience?
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn some new skills or brush up on some old ones. If you are just starting out in the world it is a tremendous way to build your CV, if you are enjoying retirement it’s a terrific way to stay connected and if you are somewhere in between it can be about career development or simply an act of kindness. Our team of volunteers, recruited from the local community, spans several generations as everyone has different gifts to share. Many are “active” people over retirement age whose volunteering improves their own wellbeing.
What skills do I need?
You don’t need any special skills, just the ability to care, the desire to help and a willingness to work under the guidance of our team and within the ethos of the charity. All volunteers receive regular training and supervision to support you to help others. We cover any expenses incurred.
What commitment would be required?
Here at Ilkley Good Neighbours we believe in working with flexible opportunities that fit with people’s lives. Ideally your volunteer hours should work around you and what you can offer. It is often a good idea to start slowly and then increase your hours if you wish. Our volunteers offer anything from 3 hours a month to 5 hours a week depending on what is convenient for them and what our clients need.
What would I be expected to do?
Perhaps you are a people person, a great organiser or ‘handy man’, all sorts of skills and experiences are required as a volunteer at Ilkley and District Good Neighbours..
I’m interested in becoming a Volunteer. How do I apply?
If you’re interested in joining us either drop us an email from our contact page or contact us by phone on 01943 603348.
You will be invited to meet up for an informal chat over a cup of tea so you can hear how it all works and see if you would like to be involved. Volunteers come from the local community. Before joining us there is an interview, we take up referencesand give training. All volunteers are required to have a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.
Volunteers are at the heart of Ilkley Good Neighbours and the services we offer. Are you able to offer a helping hand? You would be actively helping and supporting people to remain independent at home and active in the community?
We would love to hear from you if you are interested in joining us.
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