This is a really exciting time to be joining GO! (Great Opportunities) Together. With projects getting bigger, more families and projects needing support - we are delighted to offer you the opportunity to get involved and help us make a difference.
What we offer youWe offer all volunteers full training, guidance and support which can give you valuable skills and experience. Volunteering opportunities can vary, with a wealth of projects happening there is a variety of placements where you could use your skills. Project volunteers who work for Befriending and Mentoring or GO! for example not only help younger and older people take part in activities but really enhance the quality and participation in our events; it is a very rewarding job. We can also support volunteer project work, so if you are training at university or college and need to work to gain more experience our team can help work with you to do this. Talk to us. Our team here at Action for People are trained in delivering support and programs from safeguarding, working with children with disabilities, volunteer action training plus much more.
Current OpportunitiesWe are looking for volunteers for:- – GO Clubs and GO Events: help us run sessions for children with additional needs. A rewarding role which can gives you the unique opportunity to gain experience at one of these amazing clubs (full training provided) – Fundraising research / community fundraisers: Have you got what it takes to encourage the community to get involved in our local projects, want to make a real difference or gain experience in fundraising? Get in touch today! From Events Management to database research there are plenty of ways to get involved. – Community Befrienders, Mentors and Buddies these are fantastic supportive roles which really gives you a chance to make a difference in a persons life by playing a supportive role in their life. These are very important and longer term roles which students, adults and older people alike have found to be extremely rewarding and fulfilling roles.
Awards and CertificatesWe also have volunteer awards and certificates which can be gained for exceptional service to the charity and our sought after ‘100 hours of voluntary service certificates’. These can really help enhance future work.
Educational (skilled) volunteersIf you have a skill, experience or certain qualifications which could benefit the charity in any way, please get in touch with us. We can offer many skilled volunteer opportunities for those who would really like to make a difference and help support our work. We can also help those who are at college or university gain the skills and support they need if you need practical experience.
I have found that buddying has given me the break I need from college and work. Every session is so enjoyable that I just feel it is a way to relax, have fun and grow as a person at the same time. I have taken so much from buddying and have become more confident with my own skills over the past few months. I find myself laughing so much in every session and seeing the smile on my buddy’s face when she has accomplished something that a few weeks before she refused to do, is a reward in itself and a moment that I treasure.