There have been volunteers at Compaid since the beginning, lending their essential support to staff and clients.
You can give as much or little time as you like – some of our volunteers spare a few hours a month, others a couple of days a week.
Some of our volunteers like the hands on approach and support our clients to learn or relearn computer skills by being Computer Assistants working in our Training Centre or with the Outreach team. This may involve playing games, writing letters, being creative with art or photography software, helping someone to send an email or to trace their ancestry.
Another ‘hands on’ role, the Volunteer Driver is a valuable part of our Accessible Transport team helping our clients to access services using one of our specially adapted minibuses. Trips can include social outings, weekly shopping to the local supermarket or travel to a day centre. All drivers receive MiDAS training.
Andy retired from the Metropolitan Police and now volunteers two days a week as a driver for our Transport Dept.
“Volunteering at Compaid is very rewarding and enjoyable. Everyone is very friendly and you are made to feel welcome from the start. I meet and talk to people from all walks of life and every day is different.”
There are also volunteers who help with our various Fundraising events. In the past this has included sponsored walks and runs, raffles, stalls at markets and fetes selling our greetings cards and street collections.
We appreciate the huge contribution that all of our volunteers make to the successful running of our organisation, and understand the importance of saying ‘˜thank you’. As a volunteer you will receive support starting with a formal induction followed by on-going training and supervision and an annual appraisal. You will also be able to claim for reasonable travel expenses.
We are proud to hold the REVAMP Quality Mark for volunteer recruitment and management.
We are currently looking for volunteers to support our services in the following areas:
Training Centre in Paddock Wood – Computer Assistant
Supporting our clients to learn or relearn computer skills in a fun and informal way. Activities may include creative writing, using art or photography software, researching the internet, playing games and sending emails.
Volunteer Driver based in Paddock Wood
Driving a specially adapted minibus to collect vulnerable people from home to go on day trips, to social events, to day centres and to do their weekly shopping.
Activities could include helping to organise and/or assist at various events, meeting people, explaining the work of Compaid, selling Raffle tickets, setting up/manning Information Stalls or marshalling at running events. Supported by our friendly staff, the time commitment varies from a few hours a week, to a more occasional basis.
If you or someone you know is interested in any of these roles, please contact Judith Williams for more information or complete the relevant Application form below:
tel: 01892 834539