Volunteer with VASL – pre Covid-19
Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills, make new friends and get out and about, whilst giving something back to the community. All our volunteering opportunities are designed to be fun and rewarding and we’ll give you all the help and support you need to get started and make the most of it. Have a look at what some of our VASL volunteers have to say and the impact that volunteering has.
Volunteering here at VASL
We offer a great range of volunteering opportunities, whether you’d like to volunteer with us regularly or every now and then. You could spend an hour or two a week helping older people get more out of their lives with our Community Champions project, providing transport to those that cannot get around Harborough, or providing support to one of our groups.
So what are we looking for?
Below are some of the volunteering opportunities at VASL. If you decide you would like to be considered as a volunteer for any of the roles below then fill in our Volunteer Registration Form below, downloadable below and send it back to us:-
My Mind Matters are looking for dynamic and sociable volunteers who are enthusiastic about good mental health and passionate about helping their community. We want you to come and support our workshops by making participants feel welcomed and joining in with activities by sharing tips and experiences about your understanding of good mental health. We’d also like you to help design and deliver the workshops.
We offer full training and support, taking the time to get to know you and exploring the skills and knowledge you bring to the role.
We’re looking for caring people to volunteer their time and skills, to help isolated or lonely people reconnect with their local community. With your encouragement and companionship they will be able to discover new opportunities and achieve their personal goals. Visit isolated or lonely older people at home and encourage them to broaden their horizons by trying out local groups, activities etc. You’ll be matched to the person you support for a year, so you’ll have plenty of time to really make a difference to their lives.
Call isolated and lonely people on a regular basis, giving them companionship, support and practical help and information.
Visit isolated and lonely people at home and show them how to use and benefit from the internet, both practically and socially. There’s a world of online information and support out there, as well as communities of like-minded people and fun, enriching activities.
You will help people discover all this and more.
We are looking for volunteers who understand the issues associated with caring to ring a carer once a week. It could be for a light-hearted chat or to give them an opportunity to get something off their chest.
Drivers are needed to help people in areas with no public transport get to hospital appointments etc. Expenses are provided.
Drivers are needed to help transport young carers to and from the groups. Expenses are provided.
Volunteers to accompany our young carers when transporting to or from one of our activities.
The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of VASL, developing the organisations aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines. and trust in the Charity.
All potential trustees should be able to commit time to attend a full Board meeting every two months. Trustees are also encouraged to join at least one sub-committee (currently Finance and HR) and participate in joint working groups with the staff.
You do not need previous experience of being a trustee; many find that they bring transferable skills from other walks of life, such as budget setting and oversight, planning and prioritising resources and activities.
To find out more and for an informal chat about volunteering please contact reception:
Telephone 01858 433 232
Address: VASL, Torch House, Torch Way, Market Harborough, LE16 9HL