Volunteer With KCU
|The KCU Volunteer Team supports the charity through :
Volunteers undertake roles based on the skills they have and would like to develop or gain to get into work. If volunteers are in work or have retired, tasks are set to enable volunteers to support the community.
Volunteering reduces isolation, increases confidence and improves wellbeing, regardless of ability, disability or circumstance.
If you wish to download and email a volunteer application form please download from here and email to email@example.com
If you would like to discuss how you could benefit from volunteering with KCU you can call the office on 01536 481989.
*This role is subject to an informal interview, DBS Check and Training *
The KCU Shop and Warehouse are both a big part of the KCU Community. Through the shop we are able to support our local community and volunteers learn skills that can enhance their employablity.
Skills developed by Volunteers through the shop are:
- Serving and helping the General Public
- Stock rotation.
- Researching and fair pricing.
- Preparing stock for sale.
- Maintaining the overall look of the shop.
- Operating the till
KCU Foodbank Hub works in partnership with organisations who work support members of the general public. The Foodbank Volunteers prepare parcels that are delivered weekly to KCU partners. This enables those who are in need of emergancy food to receive the help they need in addition to emergency food. To find out more please click this link
Volunteers at the Foodbank hub are tasked with:
- Receiving donations from the food donors.
- Weighing in.
- Date rotation of stock.
- Shelf stocking.
- Making up parcels.
The Mentor/Befriender role was launched in July 2016. KCU Mentor/Befrienders are a trained team of KCU volunteers who share their skills with other volunteers who wish to upskill and develop confidence or enhance their employability. To find out more about the Inclusive Mentor/Befriender Project.
Mentees/Befriendees are either current KCU Volunteers or are referred to KCU through the partnerships. If you wish to find out more about referal please see here
Mentors/Befrienders are tasked with:
- Working 1-1 on a weekly basis with their Mentee/Befriendee.
- Setting goals.
- Focusing on their own personal development.
- Attending exclusive training events.
An informal interview, DBS check, training and support are provided in order to undertake this role. If you are interested in becoming a KCU Mentor/Befriender Volunteer please call the main KCU office and speak to Sylvia on 01536 481989
Since February 2017 KCU has been selling and promoting online. We would like to bring together a group of digitally aware volunteers to enable them to build their skills in the online environment. We need volunteers who are able to:
- Post on Facebook.
- Create visual assets to promote the work of the Charity.
- Lead on social media campaigns.
- Improve social media networking.