This opportunity is based in Scarborough which is quite far from Coventry!
If you are a CU Scarborough student you can view the opportunity here
We bring people together to overcome society's most complex issues, building stronger communities through the power of volunteering.
Full-Time Volunteer (Gap Year/Placement)
This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.
6-12 month full-time placement opportunities in the UK in Social Care settings. Accommodation and subsistence provided. Opportunities include supporting adults or children with disabilities, mentoring young people or helping people who are homeless. Relevant training and support provided.
- Our volunteers are continuing to support their communities across England, Scotland and Wales during COVID-19
- Training is continuing online, with new online mentoring and befriending roles available
Timetable will vary according to the project where the volunteer is placed
Relevant training provided - details will vary according to the needs of the project
Various locations nationwide
Benefits to self
Volunteering Matters provides excellent workplace experience to enhance CVs and enable volunteers to demonstrate to future employers the soft skills and workplace skills they have acquired. It would be particularly relevant experience for people considering a career in social work or health care
Benefits to others
It enables people with disabilities to live their lives more independently and often in their own home, provides practical help and support and helps to reduce social isolation.
Own transport not required. Travel expenses are reimbursed
6-12 months on a full time basis
Project Supervisor on hand to provide day to day support and arrange training. Volunteer Manager based at local Volunteering Matters Office also providing support. Buddying scheme with current local volunteers. Social activities arranged with other Volunteering Matters volunteers
Free accommodation plus £40 p/wk to buy food (unless meals provided) plus £35 p/wk towards day to day expenses
- ProfessionsHealth, Online Volunteering
- Crisis & PovertyHomeless
- Health & Social CareLearning disability, Mental Health
- People & CommunitiesChildren, Elderly, Families, Men, Women, Young People