Choosing to volunteer is a big commitment and one that you're giving up your free time to do. So you should choose a role that really suits your interests and fits your diary, as well as feeling that we're a charity you want to support.
I'm interested, but I'm not sure if volunteering is right for me?
We welcome a huge range of volunteers from different ages, experiences and interests. For all our roles, we provide a role description which runs through the specifics and for most roles we'll invite you in for a chat after you apply. This will be to explore your skills and interests, as well as giving you the opportunity to ask us lots of questions. Our training and ongoing support helps ensure that you feel confident that this is the role is right for you.
How much time would I need to commit?
It depends on how much time you'd like to give. We like to be flexible so offer a range of roles that fit lots of different diaries. When you read the role descriptions, they'll include the time commitment that's needed for each.
I've been missing or know someone who has, can I still volunteer?
We think it's fantastic if someone who has been effected by the issue we care so much about wants to be a part of helping others in a similar situation. When we receive your application, we'll get in touch to chat things through. We want to make sure you'd be happy and confident in your role, as well as having the right support from us.
What happens if I'm unable to afford travel costs while volunteering?
As a volunteer you give the gift of your time so we certainly wouldn't expect you to go out of pocket for that. We reimburse all reasonable travel expenses up to £15. If you're supporting at any one time for over four hours, we'll also reimburse up to £5 for your lunch.