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.

Volunteering Roles

Volunteer Admin/Receptionist – Kirkgate

Closing Date
28 June 2019

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Details of Role (Tasks)

  • Answering the telephone and dealing with general queries including taking messages
  • To meet and greet clients/visitors and inform staff when clients/visitors are in reception
  • Preparing post and photocopying documents/forms
  • To assist in the setup of training/meeting and group rooms including preparing refreshments and clearing away after
  • Data entry as requested

For a detailed description of the role and to apply, please visit the humankind page

Meet & Greet Volunteer – Kirkgate

Closing Date
23 June 2019

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At each of the three hubs we offer a Meet and Greet function run by volunteers who will engage and motivate people the first time they walk through the door. They will provide support to individuals, promote and support access to mutual aid, offer practical advice, and make sure individuals’ voices are heard.

The Meet and Greet role is a great way to start your volunteering journey. It helps you to build up knowledge of the different services within Forward Leeds and get to know our Service Users and their needs.

Details of Role (Tasks)

  • Answering the telephone and dealing with general queries including taking messages
  • To meet and greet clients/visitors and inform staff when clients/visitors are in reception
  • Preparing post and photocopying documents/forms
  • Assisting staff as necessary
  • To assist in the setup of training/meeting and group rooms including preparing refreshments and clearing away
  • Data entry as requested

For a detailed description of the role and to apply, please visit the humankind page

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

All of our current volunteer opportunities are advertised on humankind.careers if there are no vacancies in your area please keep checking the site for regular updates. You can contact us about volunteering using the form below.

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