(Main centre) The Welcome Centre, 15 Lord Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1QB

(Warehouse & Donations) Unit 7 Queens Mill Industrial Estate, Queens Mill Road, Lockwood, Huddersfield, HD1 3RR

Switchboard Tel :01484 515086

Referrals Tel: 01484 340034 (between 10am and 4pm only)

Supported volunteering

Because of the increasing demand for our service volunteers have become integral to what we do. The role of our volunteers  includes receiving and sorting donations at the warehouse,  stock checking, taking telephone referrals and making up and handing out packs to our service users and data entry. We tailor the tasks according to the skills, training needs and wishes of our volunteers.

Gaining skills and boosting confidence

Our ‘Supporting Volunteers Project’ has supported over 40 people into employment since 2010. We need volunteers to help deliver our service and six years ago we started providing extra support to enable people with few opportunities or established skills to help us and build up their confidence and abilities at the same time.

Many of our supported volunteers are recommended by the local support agencies that we work with or have been service users in the past. They gain experience of a range of tasks in a working environment and develop confidence and skills that we know will help them find employment.

Helping us to help others can really boost people’s self-esteem and motivate them to address issues in their life such as social isolation, loneliness or depression.

 

Here is what some of our volunteers had to say

“I feel that volunteering has brought me out of myself. I have learnt how to think on my feet and work under pressure. Volunteering at the Welcome Centre has inspired me to take on new challenges”

“Volunteering has increased my confidence and made me more determined to succeed. I have a more positive outlook on life which has benefitted my family as a whole.”

“Volunteering at the Centre has improved and changed my outlook on life. I love to help people and work as part of a team.”

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To find out more about our ‘Supporting Volunteers Project’ please email us at volunteers.thewelcomecentre@gmail.com  or call  Tel: 01484 515086 choose option 4.