Become a Volunteer
You can make a difference and volunteer for one of our life changing projects.
We have a number of opportunities at the moment so have a look at the descriptions below and have a think about where you could fit in the A Way Out team!
A Marketing Volunteer offers support across the charity for the important task of letting people know who A Way Out are and what we do. They communicate with as many people as possible sharing our message of love, hope and freedom.
It will involve working closely with the fundraising team, the CEO, and having the right voice, approach, information and style to reach different groups of people. Awareness of the charity can lead to financial returns, support and help us become more accessible.
There are all sorts of things we can do to encourage people to get involved, from social media presence to emails, newsletters and invitations to events. But how can we turn a twitter follower into a regular giver?
Role Description: Marketing Volunteer
A Volunteer Employment Buddy offers practical support to women looking to enter the job market to become more confident and employable. The Employment Buddy will operate in a live working environment helping develop employment skills and building rapport with the trainee. An Employment Buddy can provide practical support and will at all times, be sensitive to, and guided by, the needs of the individual. Together, the Employment Buddy and trainee will work on communication skills, customer service and sales skills within the food business. Once a relationship is built between the Employment Buddy and trainee, the aim is to explore what they are hoping to achieve in life, in both the short-term and the long-term and put an action plan in place to work towards these goals.
Monday – Friday, 09:30am – 1.30pm
Role description: Employment Buddy
Be part of COACH, our life changing mentoring scheme
We are looking for volunteers to befriend & mentor young people aged 12 – 24 who are considered vulnerable or in a high risk situation. The aim is to provide a weekly one-2-one for clients on one of our programs, an opportunity to chat and a link to further support.
You will meet with a young person, one-to-one, in a variety of settings such as a coffee in town, walk or drive, between Monday to Friday, or at a weekend, including any evenings up until 8pm for one or two hours at a time. We are looking for any volunteer who feels they have something to give and would be a positive influence in a young persons life. The following qualities are desirable: patient, non-judgemental, encourager, good at listening, level headed and a positive influence.
Monday – Friday, Evenings before 8pm or Weekends
Role description COACH
Community Engagement Volunteer
We are looking for volunteers who are available to help out with our Community Hubs, our community drop-ins that are happening every weekday from 12-2pm or 1-3pm. This role will involve handing out nutritious food parcels and you will also have the opportunity to give advice and support, with art and craft activities, sports and beauty treatments available for the service users. As a volunteer, you will be albe to build a rapport and befriend people accessing the Community Hubs, to offer advice or information or to simply have a coffee and a chat.
Every Weekday from 12-2pm, or 1-3pm (Mondays are women only)
Food Distributor Volunteer
We are looking for volunteers to help pack the food parcels that will be handed out at our Community Hubs every weekday. This role will involve preparing and packing nutritious food parcels from the items available to ensure 3-4 meals can be achieved with each parcel, ensuring the fair distribution of food. Also, assisting with the loading of a car to transport the food parcels to the Community Hub.
Any Weekday Morning from 9:30am – 11:30am
Role description Food Distributor Role Description
Youth Outreach and Sports Volunteer
We are looking for volunteers to help out with a youth drop-in that happens on a Thursday on Port Clarence estate from 3:30-6:30pm. Your role would include helping out with the drop-in, perhaps doing sports activities, arts and crafts or games with the young people and also helping with set up and pack down. We are also looking for volunteers who are able to help out with our sports activities with young people at other times during the week. We are looking for outgoing, confident and sporty individuals who can take initiative and lead by example. Preferably, we are looking for individuals who can drive and have a car that they can use. Are you passionate about working with vulnerable and at-risk young people? Then these volunteer roles could be for you!
Thursday afternoons 3:30 – 6:30pm