People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Regardless of the motivation, what unites them all is that they find it both challenging and rewarding.

Who volunteers?

We welcome everyone – from young people just starting out in the world of work to those with a lifetime’s wisdom to share. We also offer opportunities to young people as part of their Duke of Edinburgh award and at university students. Many find the volunteering experience is really useful in helping them get on their chosen career path.

Support and training

Our volunteers receive training for the role they choose alongside ongoing support (Please see all about our training)– ensuring they are given the skills and guidance needed to make a difference within our organisation.

Our committment
to you

We are committed to providing:

  • An induction to LJWB and to your role
  • A named line manager to support you
  • A volunteers’ induction
  • All training that is required for your role
  • Flexibility to accommodate personal events
  • Reimbursement of agreed expenses
  • Adequate insurance cover for your role
  • Fair and equal treatment at all times
  • An explanation of our code of conduct
  • Review meetings for mutual feedback

Our expectations
of you

We hope you are committed to:

  • Maintaining confidentiality at all times
  • Being professional and courteous at all times
  • Abiding by our conduct guidelines
  • Giving us adequate notice if you are unavailable
  • Being receptive to constructive feedback
  • Fulfilling your role to the best of your ability
  • Attending any training that is necessary for your role
  • Reading and abiding by induction guidelines
  • Discussing any concerns with your manager
  • Sharing LJWB’s aims and objectives

Download our Code of Conduct