Volunteer at Crisis Skylight Merseyside

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Crisis.

For details of how to apply please see the contact details at the bottom of this page.

Classroom Assistant Volunteer

Our classes cover a range of topics including Music, Art, Tiling, Painting and Decorating, ESOL, Literacy, Numeracy/Budgeting, IT, Creative Writing and more. We would like the help of volunteers to support our tutors and learners in these classes. Our sessions take place across Merseyside and are usually around two hours in length. Including setting up and clearing away, there will be a weekly commitment of around 3 hours. Volunteers will be assigned a weekly class and there will also be opportunity to cover other classes due to holidays and sickness on an ad hoc basis. This would be a great opportunity for anyone who would like experience of a classroom support setting, has an interest in working in a client facing role and has patience and an enthusiasm for learning. Please see the Classroom Assistant Volunteer role description for more information.

Magazine Volunteer

We produce a magazine called ‘The Merseysiders’. The magazine is run by our clients and is open for everyone to contribute. We would like the help of a volunteer support our clients in all aspects of putting together the magazine. We would also like the successful applicant to put together the final version of the magazine using Microsoft Publisher. Please see the Magazine Volunteer role description for more information.

Progression Team Volunteer

The Progression Team at Crisis Skylight Merseyside would like the support of  a small team of office based volunteers to complement the day to day work required for supporting homeless clients into employment, training, volunteering, housing, health and wellbeing activities and education.

If you have or would like to develop your administrative skills, have excellent organisational skills and communication skills and would like to support homeless people we would love to hear from you. Please see the Progression Team Volunteer role description for more information.

Administration and Reception Volunteer

At Crisis Skylight Merseyside we have a range of volunteer roles based in our central office. These range from general administration tasks such as data input and filing, to larger scale projects such as arranging special events. We have several administration volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Please see the Administration and Reception Volunteer role description for more information.

Yes We Can Read Volunteer

Yes We Can Readis a one to one reading scheme to help people who find reading challenging. It is a phonics-based programme which can be used with adults. The book is designed for any confident readers to teach others to read. Previous experience of one to one learning is not essential. You can use the skills you already know to help someone else, all you need is a little bit of time, patience and commitment

It is particularly helpful for members who are dyslexic, however any developing reader could benefit. The book offers instructions throughout, and will guide you through the programme. You will also work closely with the Functional Skills Co-ordinator who can provide you with support if you have any questions. This is a great position if you want to work with people a little more intensely and there is the potential to see people really progressing with a skill. Please see the Yes We Can Read Volunteer role description for more information.

Contact us

If you are interested in applying for any of these roles please download the volunteer application form and equal opportunities monitoring form and send it to merseyside.volunteering@crisis.org.uk or post it to us at Volunteering at Crisis, 96 Kent Street, Liverpool L1 5BD.

If you'd like to discuss anything regarding volunteering at Crisis Skylight Merseyside please get in touch via merseyside.volunteering@crisis.org.uk or call 0151 218 7000

A volunteer's story

Sue talks about her experience of volunteering with Crisis in Merseyside.


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