Volunteer at Crisis Skylight South Yorkshire
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Crisis Skylight South Yorkshire. Volunteers play an important and valuable role in the services we deliver throughout the year. These include:
- Classroom assistant roles in arts, functional and technical skills (for more on classes see What we offer)
- Administration /office based roles
- Events roles
- Member engagement roles
The volunteer opportunities we have available change all the time. Some of our roles are new and still in development. Our classes operate on a termly basis. Vacancies for classroom assistants usually arise at the start of a new term.
Office based volunteer roles
We are currently looking for enthusiastic and passionate individuals to support us in our office. These roles will be based from our office which is at Manvers, Rotherham and you will be volunteering in a team who are passionate about ending homelessness. For more information on each role please click on the role title and this will take you to the volunteer role description (word document).
Social Media and Member Communications Volunteer- Do you have a good knowledge of Facebook and Twitter? Can you help us to schedule regular posts to keep our members and supporters informed of our Skylight activities? We are looking for a volunteer who can help us to keep our social media pages up to date and ensure our members are aware of opportunities available to them. In addition to helping with our social media you will also be contacting members by phone and text to make them aware of opportunities and encouraging participation, helping with the planning and preparation of activities such as our member forum and celebration and supporting with related admin tasks. You will be making a difference as our members have recently asked us to use Facebook to share opportunities with them and they regularly say it is the personal phone call or text from a volunteer that reminds them of opportunities and encourages them to engage. Ideally, we require someone for half or one day per week (day flexible Monday to Friday), and you will need to be confident using computers, social media packages and contacting people on the phone.
Classroom volunteer roles
We are looking to recruit volunteers to support the following classes:
IT Classroom Volunteer - Our IT class operates as a drop-in for members where they can come along and develop their IT skills. This may be learning how to use different software packages such as Word to using the internet to complete job searches to completing an online qualification in something such as food hygiene. Your role will be to support the tutor in helping members to develop their skills; often members come wanting to achieve different things so you may be supporting an individual within the group to achieve their goals. For this role you will need a good understanding of different IT packages, the Internet and how to set up laptops for people to use. We have vacancies as follows:
Wednesday 1.30-3.30pm at Voluntary Action Rotherham
Renting Ready Classroom Volunteer - Our renting ready class is an accredited course which helps members prepare for moving onto rented accomodation. The course covers a range of topics and is broken into three main themes - how to find a home, how to afford a home and how to maintain a tenancy. You will be supporting the tutor in the delivery of this class, encouraging members to participate in the learning and supporting individuals who may require additional help or motivation. You will be making a difference by helping our members to achieve their learning goals and start their journey towards finding or maintaining a home. We have vacancies as follows:
Wednesday 1.30-3.30pm at Target Housing, Rotherham
Our recruitment process is application form - interview - reference - induction training and we will be looking to hold interviews and induction training as soon as possible.
How to apply for these roles
If you are interested in any of these roles please complete our volunteering application form and equal opportunities monitoring form and email to email@example.com. Emma will then be in touch to discuss the next stages of your application. If you need a printed copy of the application form please contact Emma to arrange this.
Training and interviews where possible will be held at our office in Manvers, Rotherham - travel expenses will be reimbursed and lunch will be provided on the training if it is over lunch time. For the classroom roles there may be some flexibility in where the interview can be held - this can be discussed with Emma.
If you have any questions about these roles please do not hesitate to contact our Volunteer Coordinator Emma on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0114 317 7304.
For information on volunteering in South Yorkshire, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Emma Vizor on 0114 317 7304 or email email@example.com
A volunteer's story
Sue talks about her experience of volunteering with Crisis Skylight Merseyside.