Have you ever considered being a Volunteer?

Being a volunteer is very flexible and can suit your caring and personal commitments whilst giving you some time to do something that you want.

Volunteers with The Network get trained and supported to carry out the role they choose. We offer expenses to ensure you are never out of pocket.  Why not have a look and see if you think it would suit you?

Benefits of Volunteering

Gain confidence

Volunteering can help you gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement.

Make a difference

Volunteering can have a real and valuable positive affect on people, communities and society in general. Your time and input can make a real difference.

Meet people

Volunteering can help you meet different kinds of people and make new friends.

Be part of a community

Volunteering can help you feel part of something outside your friends and family.

Learn new skills

Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications.

In house training

All volunteers will receive in-house training.

Take on a challenge

Challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents.

Have fun!

Most volunteers have a great time, regardless of why they do it.

Why Volunteer

Helping at events, fundraising, supporting Carers, having your say at meetings, finding new information – there are lots of ways you can support us at The Network. By giving your time you’re helping us, and you’re also helping the people and communities we represent. What turns that donation into an investment is that you get back far more than you give, and for whatever you want to get out of volunteering, we have an opportunity that can help realise it. Just want to help out? Looking to learn new skills? Keen to meet other people? Fired up to make a difference? Volunteering can help you do it. For that reason alone volunteering can be one of the most rewarding investments you’ll ever make. Whether you have a little or lots of time to give we have something for you.

The Volunteers Handbook

If you are interested why not download our Volunteer handbook for all the information you need.

Roles for Volunteers

There are a variety of roles we need to support our organisation. Have a look and see if you think one would suit you, remember you do not need experience in all the aspects of the volunteering role. We will support you to do the role you want.

Office Support
Office Support Volunteer
Community Support
Community Volunteer
Events Support
Events Volunteer
Promotions Support
Promotions Volunteer
Carer Representative
Carer Representative Volunteer
Focus Group Consultation Support
Focus Groups and Consultation Volunteer

Training for volunteers

We want our Volunteers to feel valued and enabled to complete their roles in a risk-managed environment so we will offer you support and training to ensure you are happy and able to maintain your volunteering role for the period that suits you. Training will be offered in a variety of ways and will be tailored to suit each volunteer.

Available Courses

Introduction to Fundraising

1st Aid Training

Governance Training

Board Membership