We have almost 30 volunteers who contribute many hours of their time every month to supporting Forward Leeds. Our volunteers are key to us delivering an effective and successful service. We have a wide range of volunteer roles being filled by people with a variety of skills and experience from different backgrounds

People who spend time volunteering with Forward Leeds are considered very much part of our team. We couldn’t do our work with our volunteers.

We can offer great volunteering opportunities which are fulfilling and rewarding and which can lead to paid employment with us or elsewhere.

Forward Leeds’ volunteer programme has received the Investors in Volunteers accreditation. This is the UK quality standard for all organisations involving volunteers, it recognises commitment to providing an all round volunteer experience. Forward Leeds employs two dedicated Volunteer Coordinators.

There are many benefits from volunteering with Forward Leeds

  • Learning new skills
  • Gaining work experience
  • Building your confidence and self esteem
  • Meeting new people
  • Trying something new
  • Developing a skill, hobby or interest
  • Making a difference to your own life and the lives of others
  • Being part of a community
  • Sense of achievement
  • Increased employability

As a volunteer you can expect to:-

  • be given a clear role description
  • undertake an induction and appropriate training
  • have safe working conditions
  • receive the same training opportunities as other members of staff
  • of be reimbursed for agreed out of pocket expenses associated with your volunteering
  • have opportunities to develop new skills and develop knowledge
  • use your skills, knowledge and talents to help others
  • have regular supervision and dedicated support
  • be treated with respect

Contact us

To speak to us about volunteering or just enquire about opportunities please email volunteering@humankindcharity.org.uk