Volunteering

I didn't know how much I wanted to work with young people until I volunteered at Wolverhampton Young Carers - now it's all I want to do, I'm so passionate about it!

Volunteering can be a great way of meeting new people and learning new skills.

Whatever your experience we'll try and match you to a role.

There are lots of ways to support your local young carers service by volunteering. Our volunteers are an incredibly important part of our work with children and young people and you get get involved in a number of ways.

All of our current volunteering opportunities are available on our main website

Our volunteers have been involved in lots of ways. From supporting activity sessions to running fundraisers, mentoring a young carer or speaking about our work in schools, there are lots of different ways to support young carers through volunteering.

Grace had wanted give something back whilst she was studying law. Through volunteering during group sessions at Wolverhampton young carers she had the opportunity to support young people and realised how passionate she was about it. She is now training to be a youth support worker. She said:

I didn't know how much I wanted to work with young people until I volunteered at Wolverhampton Young Carers - now it's all I want to do, I'm so passionate about it!

Spurgeons' works with hundreds of volunteers every year and we can provide a full support service for anybody who volunteers with us.

What we do for you

  • Provide a full induction and all training necessary for your volunteering role
  • Provide a named supervisor for you, with regular supervision meetings
  • Treat you, and all volunteers, in-line with our equal opportunities policy
  • Reimburse volunteers for out-of-pocket expenses
  • Provide insurance cover for volunteers
  • Ensure the place you work in is safe

What we expect from you

  • To follow all policies and procedures, including equal opportunities, health and safety and confidentiality policy
  • Meet mutually agreed time commitments, or give notice if this is not possible
  • Work to the best of your ability
  • Attend any training courses as required, in preparation for, or during your placement
  • Enjoy yourself!

Next steps

So if you have a little spare time here’s how to get started!

Step 1

We will ask you to complete a volunteer application form via a link to the Spurgeons website where you will be asked for the contact details for two people who can provide a reference and you will complete a self declaration form and an Equal opportunities form.

We will also give you information on what documents we require for the DBS process which you will bring with you to the interview.

You'll be invited for an interview within 2 weeks.

View volunteer opportunities

Step 2

After your interview, if you are suitable for the role, we will write for your two references.

After we receive both references and your DBS has been returned we will then begin your induction.

Step 3

We will support you through an induction period to settle you into the role and learn about what we do and why.

We will meet regularly with you to make sure things are going well and that your experience is positive and rewarding.