Volunteering

Volunteering is an activity done by any person without payment for their time and service with the aim to benefit individuals, the community or environment. People volunteer for their own skill development or simply to meet others.

For further details about some of our current volunteering schemes, please see below:
 
Valued Volunteers

Would you be interested in an opportunity to work with people with a learning disability?
 
We are looking for volunteers to support adults with learning disabilities so that they can choose the things they would like to do.You could support a person to take part in activities - for example, bowling, cinema, meeting their friends, a course of education or to take up a new sport - accompany someone on a shopping trip - or help to make sure that a client attends an appoinment. There are lots of opportunities, the hours can be arranged to suit your commitments, and each placement is pre planned.

Volunteers will receive induction, disability awareness training and full monitoring and support to ensure a rewarding experience, and there will be the chance to meet with service users and their families beforehand to get to know them, match your interests and form links.

Improve your skills, increase your employablility and make new friends, at the same time as helping your community.  Join our friendly team for a rewarding volunteering experience.

For more information, please contact: Tracy Wright or Kerry Summerfield on (01782) 236174 or email us at valuedvolunteers@stoke.gov.uk 
 

Voluntary Work  -  Youth Offender Panels and Appropriate Adult.
Would you like to play a key role in making a difference to children, young people, victims and local communities? If so we need people like you to volunteer!

Stoke-on-Trent Youth Offending Services are seeking to recruit members of the public to work with young people aged 10-17 years old within two  voluntary positions, Youth Offender Panels and Appropriate Adult.

Youth Offender Panels
Volunteers are required to facilitate Youth Offender Panel meetings for young people subject to a Referral Order.The Panel will meet with the young person, members of their family and where appropriate, the victim with the aim of reaching an agreement that:

  • Ensures the young person takes responsibility for their behaviour
  • Increases the young person’s understanding of the harm done to the victim and how they can make amends
  • Reduces the chances of re-offending

Appropriate Adult Service (PACE)
Volunteers are needed to support the delivery of the Appropriate Adult Service. As a volunteer Appropriate Adult your role will be to accompany young people when they are being interviewed by the police in connection with alleged crimes and to ensure that they are being treated fairly by the police and other agencies.Full training and support will be provided

Both positions are subject to an enhanced DBS check for both roles. Job Description and Person Specification are attached below.  For more information or an application pack please call Sheetal Mistry (Referral Order Co-ordinator) on  01782 238830 or email sheetal.mistry@stoke.gov.uk

Become a Sport Volunteer

Help us provide opportunities for local people to have fun and get fit by taking part in sport.
 
Do you have any free time? Are you retired, looking for a change in career, or a student looking for a work placement? Do you want to make a difference in your community? Are you looking for a rewarding, active and fun experience?
 
Whatever your age or sporting background you can help deliver activities at locations across the city.
 
Contact us on 01782 236930 or email sportssdevelopment.activities@stoke.gov.uk 
 
Volunteering in Schools
 

If you’re interested in volunteering at one of our schools you can directly contact the Head Teacher.  Work available includes support roles with school.You will not be able to work for us until some checks are completed. These are usually a criminal records bureau check, medical clearance and references. 

 

 

 

 

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