Dedicated, friendly and engaging volunteers are a key part of our well-supported, well-trained team. Our volunteers help us reach more people, improve outcomes for our clients and enhance knowledge of services in our local communities.

"Volunteering has provided me with key skills, which will prepare me for employment in the future. As a Help on Your Doorstep volunteer, I am able to network, work with a variety of organisations and build good relationships with clients. The most rewarding element for me is seeing the transition of a vulnerable client into a more confident person who is able to manage their affairs."

In return, we aim to provide interesting and rewarding volunteering opportunities that provides opportunities to meet new people and develop your skills.

  • Making a real difference to people’s lives by helping residents get the right specialist help to solve their problems.
  • Gaining skills that will be useful in the workplace.
  • Hands-on experience to complement formal studies, such as Youth Work or Social Work degrees.
  • Develop knowledge of the voluntary sector and an understanding of service provision in Islington, especially Information, Advice and Guidance.
  • Gaining insight into the issues faced by Islington residents, one of the most deprived boroughs in England.
  • Boosting confidence and increasing versatility by providing opportunities to meet different kinds of people and practicing interpersonal skills.
  • Support to access relevant volunteer-related development opportunities provided by other agencies, such as training providers.
  • A detailed Personal Development Plan for volunteers, when requested.
  • An exit interview and a next-steps career planning session with a member of staff.
  • A reference for future employers upon the successful completion of a volunteering placement.

We have voluntary roles across the organisation including

  • supporting our Connect service by helping with door knocking
  • helping to run our Good Neighbours Schemes activities and events
  • getting involved in our user consultation and research opportunities.

If you would like to find out more about volunteering opportunities then please contact your local office.

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