Volunteering

Stepping Stone Projects volunteers help our staff and Service User Forum to deliver services/development activities, and provide longer-term mentoring/befriending for clients when they leave our services.

Why should I volunteer?

Volunteering can offer you many things, including:

  • A sense of achievement.
  • A way to meet new people.
  • An opportunity to learn new skills.
  • An insight into what kind of paid work you would be interested in.
  • A more impressive looking CV.

Can I volunteer?

Whilst we welcome all prospective volunteers, we do have a formal recruitment process, including an application form and interview to ensure that individuals are placed in suitable roles. The organisation will also seek two references and all applicants will need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, formally known as a CRB check, prior to commencement of any volunteering activity. All volunteers will be given a Volunteer Agreement to clearly set out what is expected from both sides.

What happens next?

We will support you through the recruitment process and make sure you have a chance to learn about Stepping Stone Projects and the role that you will be volunteering in.

What opportunities are there?

There are many different areas where you can volunteer, so whatever you’re interested in, we should be able to find a role that suits you best.

What about paid work?

When you become a volunteer you are free to apply for paid work within Stepping Stone Projects, as and when positions become available.

What support will I get?

You will get support to learn about Stepping Stone Projects and the work we do. You will also have regular meetings with the Operations Manager of the scheme in which you are involved. Stepping Stone Projects offers volunteers a wide range of training opportunities that can help you to develop your skills and knowledge.

Our Volunteer coordinator will support you from the application and recruitment process whilst you are volunteering for us.

How do I find out more?

Call our Head Office on 01706 353000 or via e-mail at recruitment@stepping-stone.org.uk . Alternatively, you can complete an application form to register your interest Volunteer Application Form pdf or Volunteer Application Form docx.