Volunteers play a vital role and are welcome to contribute to the smooth running of the House. A range of positions are available for people who are seeking to develop employability skills and competencies. In return for your volunteer work we can provide support and mentoring for your job search, especially if you have been out of the workforce for some time caring for children or the like and are now looking for an opportunity to get some current work experience to prepare you to seek paid work. Also, if your paid working life is over but you still wish to make a contribution, we have positions available from helping out in the office and computer room, to performing simple tasks in the kitchen, garden or around the House. Volunteers may also be interested in sharing their interests as participants and presenters at our Friday Community Lunches. Please contact us to see how you can be involved with your local Neighbourhood House.
Volunteer roles may include:
- Performing administration duties including database entry, folding program flyers and booklets, preparing signs for display, reception and phone enquiries. Training in some aspects of this role is provided but relevant recent work experience or an aptitude for administration work is a requirement.
- Tutoring in our Broadband for Seniors Internet Kiosk. Computer competence is a requirement.
- Sharing your interests as a presenter at Community Lunches on Fridays 12:30 – 2pm.
- Helping with general *garden tidying and maintenance – *(please note the gardening position is currently FULL).
- Helping out in the kitchen with general tidying up, filling & emptying the dishwasher, cleaning out cupboards & fridge, preparing sandwiches.
- Contributing to the governance of the House by joining the volunteer Committee of Management.