If you’ve ever wanted to challenge yourself, enjoy new experiences, develop skills, build your confidence and meet new people then why not volunteer at Beyond Housing?
We have lots of opportunities for you to get involved and make a real difference in your own life and the lives of others. Some of these include:
- Garden volunteer (Redcar) – help with maintaining the grounds and growing produce
- Westfield Farm reception and support (Redcar) – recording visitors, making refreshments, data inputting skills etc
- Digital work champion (Redcar and Scarborough) – help customers who struggle to use computers, tablets or phones with their queries
- Meet and greet (Redcar) – greeting visitors to Westfield Farm
- Admin assistant (Redcar and Scarborough) – help staff with admin such as paperwork, calling customers, printing, photocopying, scanning, updating systems
- Grounds Assistant (Redcar) – help with watering, weeding, litter picking, tidying and clearing of the grounds
- Visitor Support Assistant (Redcar) – welcoming visitors, checking where they need to be and ensuring they are signed in.
At Beyond Housing, we want to make the best use of your valuable time. So if you’re thinking about volunteering, let’s have a chat and see if we can find the right opportunity for you.
- Feel free to email us at Volunteering@beyondhousing.co.uk
- Fill in our form below with your details and we’ll get in touch with you
- Or give us a call on 0345 065 5656 and speak with a member of the team.
Whichever way you’d like to get in touch with us, we’re happy to help and will point you in the right direction.
Volunteering success stories!
Jake’s success story – Volunteering
Jake began volunteering with us in June 2021 and was shadowing our Surveying team. He showed real initiative and has now landed a job with a prestigious company!
Micky’s experience – Volunteering
Micky started volunteering with us at Westfield Farm as he was seeking the opportunity to gain confidence, experience and ultimately get a gardening job. He got stuck in with the role, went on to achieve qualifications through our training programme and we are thrilled that he now works for Beyond Housing as a Seasonal Garden Maintenance Operative.
Lucy’s success – Volunteering
Lucy began engaging with New Directions in March 2022, coming to us as a referral from Loftus JCP. She lives with her family due to illness and helps where possible. Lucy is on the Autism spectrum and due to her circumstances was looking for work that offered around 25 hours per week.
Terrance’s success – Volunteering
Terence self-referred himself to the More For Eastfield programme via our Facebook page back in April 2022. He was looking for support to uplift his confidence, amend his CV, find suitable employment, and look at signing up to register for local accommodation with Beyond Housing.
Abi’s success story – Volunteering
Abi has volunteered with our Reach & Respond team in Whitby since January 2022 whilst also studying at college. This experience has included been on-call helping vulnerable customers who need emergency assistance, waiting with customers while ambulances arrive and seeing how adaptations can help customers maintain their independence.
Donna’s career dream – Volunteering
Donna graduated and then the pandemic hit and she lost her confidence. After volunteering here at Beyond Housing Donna has now landed her dream job and we couldn’t be more proud!
Want to know more?
Take a look at our frequently asked questions below for more information.
- What is volunteering?
Volunteering is giving your time to help someone else or a cause you care about, simply because you want to and without expecting payment. Our Beyond Housing volunteers make a massive and important contribution to our community. Lots of people engaged in voluntary work might not consider themselves as volunteers. They may see themselves as ‘just helping out’ or ‘lending a hand’ but their contribution is invaluable.
- Why volunteer at Beyond Housing?
- Use your skills and knowledge to benefit the local community
- Make new friends
- Learn new skills
- Gain valuable work experience
- Build confidence
- Have fun.
- Who can volunteer?
Anyone over the age of 16 years old.
- Do you offer training to volunteers?
If you take up a volunteer role with us, we’ll check you have the skills needed for you to carry out your tasks effectively. We will ensure there is someone available if you need additional help, and there is often further training to help you to develop in your role.
- How long will I have to commit for?
Some roles have a set number of hours which will be discussed when you meet up to chat with the Volunteer Co-ordinator. We’ll always try to be flexible and work around childcare and your commitments where possible. You’re free to leave your volunteer placement whenever you like. If your circumstances change or things don’t work out, just let us know.
- What skills will I need?
This depends on the role you’re interested in. Many roles don’t need any particular skills, while others may require specific knowledge or experience.
The information on available roles will explain the requirements and if you’d like to know more, our Volunteer Co-ordinator can help.
If you’re interested in a role, let us know as we may be able to look into training to help you.
- Will Beyond Housing pay my expenses?
Yes – we can reimburse you for out of pocket costs that you incur during your voluntary work, such as transport to and from your role.
- What can I expect once I have submitted my application form?
Once you’ve submitted your form, we’ll be in touch to arrange an informal chat and a tour of where you’ll be volunteering.
- Can I claim benefits while volunteering?
Yes, you can volunteer while receiving benefits. If you’re receiving benefits while volunteering, it’s your responsibility to let your benefits advisor know.
- Can I volunteer if I have a disability?
Absolutely! If you tell us about any disabilities you have, we’ll work with you to make sure you find the right role for you and have the support you need.