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Become a volunteer

We have over 150 fantastic volunteers at One25. They provide a massive amount of support in effectively running our drop-in sessions, outreach, fundraising and office work. We also recruit volunteers to help out at our events. All volunteers receive a package of support including ongoing training and supervision.

If you are thinking about volunteering with us the first step would be to attend one of our volunteer information evenings. This is an opportunity to find out more about how we work and the different roles available.

Following the information evening you will be invited to submit an application form and attend an informal interview. If you are applying for a front-line role in our drop-in service or on our outreach van you would also need to attend a full-day induction training.

Information evening: Monday 13 May  Click here to book your place

Application Deadline: Monday 27 May, 5pm, with interviews in June

Induction Day: Thursday 4 July (for front line roles in drop-in or on our outreach van) 

 

Current opportunities:

Drop-in volunteers

The drop-in volunteer team helps us to make sure that the drop-in is a warm, homely, friendly and safe space for vulnerable women. Volunteers provide a supportive listening ear to the women accessing the drop-in, and also help us with practical tasks. You would need to be available for at least one session each month for at least a year. Drop-in volunteer sessions are 12pm to 4pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This front line role is open to women only, aged 20 years or above.

Drop-in cooks

Our team of cooks prepare home cooked meals for women attending drop-in sessions. You would need to be confident cooking a two course meal for 20+ women and available for at least one session each month for at least a year. Cooking sessions are 10.30am to 1.00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday and Fridays. We welcome both women and men for this role. You would need to be aged 18 or above and willing to complete an online Food Hygiene qualification.

Office support and admin volunteers

Volunteers with office, IT, administrative and organisational skills can join our fun and friendly team and use their skills to make a difference to some of the most vulnerable women in our city. You could be answering the phone, dealing with email enquiries, updating our database, supporting a specific service or piece or work and providing general administrative support where it is most needed.

Outreach Van DRIVERS

One25’s outreach service is often how women first make contact with us, meeting us on our fully equipped outreach van. Three volunteers go out on the van at night and meet women’s basic needs by providing nutritious food, First Aid, warm clothing, condoms, safety alarms etc. They provide the chance to talk and get advice in a safe space and encourage women to get more in-depth help by visiting our drop-in or seeing a caseworker. We are looking for volunteers who are able to drive our van (you would also be interacting with the women).  You would need to be available for at least one shift each month for at least a year. Shifts are 8.45pm to midnight on Monday to Thursday nights and 8.45pm to 1.30am on Friday nights.

Please note that for this role you would need to have recent experience (at least 15 hours) of driving a van or similar sized vehicle and a full, clean driving licence. This front-line role is open to women only, aged 25 years or above.

 

Other volunteer roles:

Trustees

Our Board of Trustees serves as the governing body to everything One25 does. Our Trustees discuss and make decisions on our activities, take responsibility for shaping One25 and ensure we are well run and reach our goals for the benefit of the women who we support. Read more about being a trustee and find out how to apply on our Trustee information page. 

Outreach van volunteers (non drivers)

One25’s outreach service is often how women first make contact with us, meeting us on our fully equipped outreach van. Three volunteers go out on the van at night and meet women’s basic needs by providing nutritious food, First Aid, warm clothing, condoms, safety alarms etc. They provide the chance to talk and get advice in a safe space and encourage women to get more in-depth help by visiting our drop-in or seeing a caseworker. You would need to be available for at least one shift each month for at least a year. Shifts are 8.45pm to midnight on Monday to Thursday nights and 8.45pm to 1.30am on Friday nights. This role front-line role is open to women only, aged 20 years or above.

There are no volunteer vacancies for non-drivers on our outreach van at present. If you wish to be contacted when we are recruiting again for this role, please register your interest here.

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Before attending an information evening, please read our Volunteer Policy, Christian Ethos paper and Equality and Diversity Policy below. 

Got a question? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

If you have questions not answered there, please email iwanttovolunteer@one25.org.uk. 

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One25 Volunteer Policy

One25 Volunteer Policy

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One25 Christian Ethos paper

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One25 Equality and Diversity Policy

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