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Volunteering

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?

Opportunities

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
  • 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.

Interested?

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.

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!

Alex’s story

Read how Alex was supported by our team with volunteering and work experience opportunities, before landing a job in the city.

Jake’s story

Learn how our team helped Jake to overcome his work experience barriers and start applying for jobs.

Micky’s story

Read about Micky’s volunteering experience with us – how he gained skills and went on to secure employment.

Joe’s story

Read how our team supported Joe from volunteering at Westfield Farm to landing an apprenticeship at Beyond Housing.

Zoe’s story

Learn how our team helped Zoe to expand her skillset and improve her employment prospects with volunteering opportunities

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.