Volunteers

We firmly believe in volunteers. Without our volunteers we would not be able to run the project as succesfully as we do now.

Volunteers often hold a community together. Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. It can benefit you and your family as much as the cause you choose to help. Dedicating your time as a volunteer helps you make new friends, expand your network, boost your social skills and confidence and increase your sense of wellbeing.

 

Volunteering opportunities

If you're interested in volunteering for the Welcome Project, please download and complete our Volunteer Application Form or call us on 01483 590150.

 

Welcome to Volunteering!

Volunteering is a great way to join in, meet people, learn new skills and can even help you get back to work.  Volunteering improves your health and helps you feel better about yourself while helping others at the same time.  There are a huge variety of volunteering roles available locally and time commitment can be as little or as much as you want.

Welcome to Volunteering! is a project which can help you find the right role and help you overcome the challenge of getting into volunteering, we can help you with applications, arrange short taster sessions before you commitment yourself and we can go with you to meet organisations you are interested in volunteering for.   

We work in a friendly and non-judgmental way to help you get the support you need.  This may include:

  • ‘Taster’ or longer term voluntary work placements
  • Help with interviews, with journey planning, and by being there in the first few days of volunteering  
  • Group learning sessions in ‘Beginning Assertiveness’, ‘Confidence Building’, ‘Working Safely’,  ‘Equal Opportunities’, ‘Having Your Say’ ‘Working in a Group’ , ‘Customer Care’
  • A self-study induction book for volunteers
  • A mentor who is an experienced volunteer

If you live, work or study in Guildford, Waverley or Surrey Heath and are aged 18 or over and are interested in giving volunteering a try then please give us call. We have offices in Guildford, Farnham and Camberley, but we can also arrange to meet you elsewhere if you can’t get to us..

For a confidential no obligation chat call Denise on 01483 504 626.

Welcome to Volunteering! is a Voluntary Action South West Surrey Project