Getting Started

We can connect you with lots of exciting volunteering opportunities, in different roles and with different services, the variety will amaze you:

  • Helping young people leaving care
  • Driving people to health appointments
  • Helping young families in a children’s centre
  • Helping older people engage with their communities
  • Supporting with a specialist Adult Social Care Team

It only takes four simple steps.

  • Start by exploring all the opportunities in the different service areas and decide on the type of volunteering that appeals to you. Don’t worry, even if you’re registered for one service you’ll still be able try out a different area; especially if you feel you’d like to find out what it’s like volunteering with them – that’s how flexible it really is. You can even volunteer for more than one service area at the same time. For example you could be a volunteer driver but also a ‘getset’ volunteer.The You Can Do Team are available to help you navigate all your options so call us 01278 664180.
  • Once you’ve chosen you need to complete our simple application form. Once we’ve received your application we will be in contact to arrange a ‘get to know you chat’, this normally happens within 5 working days. We’ll meet you somewhere locally or if you prefer at our office. Don’t worry this will be very informal, it simply gives you a chance to talk about your volunteering options and what you want to gain from your experience.Prior to meeting we’ll send you a link to complete an online Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as well as secure two references.
  • Placement, Induction, training and on-going support.Our induction and placement process is much the same across all the service areas, however there may be a few minor differences. For example you may be invited to attend a meeting with someone from a service area you have chosen, simply to allow you to get to know your ‘line manager’.In partnership, between the service area and yourself, we’ll draw up an agreement covering exactly what you will be doing, the training you’ll receive and the support you can expect.We’ll support you through the whole process and be on hand if you are unsure of anything.

It’s so easy 1,2,3,Volunteer!