*COVID-19: Due to current restrictions, we are unable to have our volunteer team in at this time. This also means that we cannot take on any new volunteers.
Volunteer with us...
With over 50 active volunteers, volunteering is a key part of everything we do here at BHLC. Each role contributes to making our Community Centre thrive.
Volunteers work in many different roles, helping us to deliver a wide range of activities and services. We're looking for volunteers to support a number of our projects, so if you've got some time to give we'd love to hear from you!
What will volunteering do for me?
Confidence in your abilities can easily be lost if you have been out of the work place for a while.
Volunteering allows you the opportunity to make an important contribution on less formal and more flexible basis, in a role where you are supported and valued.
5 Reasons to volunteer
Giving back to your community allows you to connect with those around you who are in need and make a difference for a cause that you care about.
Making new friends and staying active...
Many people who find themselves with free time miss getting out and interacting with a team. volunteering gives you a place to go on a regular basis where you can fulfil an important role alongside others, for a common cause.
Using and valuing skills...
Volunteering can be a great way to learn new skills or maintain current ones. this can benefit you if you are looking for paid employment. Organisations which have volunteering opportunities are often willing to provide free training.
Avoid gaps on your CV and get a reference...
If you're not currently in employment, it doesn't mean that your CV has to suffer. Volunteering shows potential employers that you are willing to make a commitment and that you are adding to your skill set even while out of work.
You can also ask for a reference from the organisation that you are volunteering for when making job applications.
Networking with professionals...
Even though the organisation you volunteer for might not be able to offer you a paid position, you could be in a good position to learn of other full or part time employment opportunities. In addition, if you're lucky enough to volunteer at an organisation that puts on events these are a great opportunity to meet potential employers.
By volunteering, you can use your skills to help others within your community and potentially find the job you desire.