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Volunteering

There are many volunteering opportunities available, depending on the type of role that you are looking for or the experience that you can bring to our team.

We are proud to work with various agencies to provide volunteer opportunities for our diverse community. We are looking for volunteers of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to help us with our work.

As we extend our services we are constantly creating new roles for volunteers.

There are many reasons why people become a volunteer and here are just a few:

  • Individuals who have personal reasons for wanting to give something back.
  • Clients or their family and friends who have experienced the services and support provided by SRSB.
  • To gain experience that can be added to your CV.
  • To meet new people and make friends.
  • To become more involved in the local community.
  • To learn something new.
  • To carry on using skills after work or retirement.
  • To have fun!

Don’t worry if you can’t commit to a regular day and time, as there are several roles that you can help with on an occasional basis at times which suit your circumstances.

What you can expect:

You will gain valuable experience and develop your skills in a friendly supportive environment. You will also have fun and meet new people whilst gaining satisfaction that you have made a difference to many of our clients. We are confident that you will enjoy being part of our team. You will:

  • Receive any necessary training.
  • Receive on-going support from our Volunteer and Training Co-ordinator.
  • Be provided with all relevant information and our Volunteers Handbook.
  • Be made aware of all our Policies, Procedures and Guidelines.
  • Be reimbursed out of pocket expenses in accordance with expenses policy.

What SRSB requires:

  • Volunteers to be professional at all times.
  • To be reliable and committed to the role.
  • To comply with our Policies, Guidelines and Procedures.

Other details

All volunteers go through a recruitment process relevant to the role, which could include:

  • An informal interview.
  • Application Form (including 2 suitable referees).
  • Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.
  • You will take part in a comprehensive training programme which includes: SRSB Induction Training, Visual Impairment Awareness Training, in addition to any other training which is specific to the job role.

What to do next:

Please look through the different volunteer opportunities available to help you decide which role(s) you may be interested in. Read more…

If you would like to register your interest in volunteering for SRSB, please fill in the online application form. You will be contacted by our Volunteer Co-ordinator, within a few days.

Alternatively, contact us for an informal chat on 0114 272 2757.

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