The Volunteer Centres are located in both the Halton and St Helens Offices of the VCA. The Volunteer Centre can assist people to work out what volunteering they want to do and point them in the direction of suitable organisations and opportunities.
The Volunteer Centre can offer ongoing advice and support:
- Help in assessing individuals needs, interests, skills and experience, to match them to a suitable organisation
- Help in identifying any training needs for individuals and groups
- General support for volunteers
- Advice on volunteering issues
- Helping people find out about about volunteering.
- Matching volunteers with available opportunities.
- Supporting groups to develop new volunteering opportunities and deliver the best experience to their volunteers.
- Support to organisations to develop good practice in volunteering.
Amongst other things, the Volunteer Centre can help current and prospective volunteers to:
- Gain work experience
- Make new friends
- Re-think a career plan
- Train and get qualifications
- Have new experiences
- Develop new skills
- Explore a new career
- Improve confidence and self esteem
Everyone has the right to volunteer and we encourage people from all sections of the community to find out more.
There are hundreds of different voluntary opportunities available in Halton & St Helens and as a volunteer you could: -
- Support a young person
- Raise funds for a group
- Rehabilitate a stroke patient
- Help a child with their homework
- Improve the local environment
- Interpret local heritage
- Make someones life better
- And many more!
Information and advice can be given over the phone and through the post and you are welcome to come in and visit us to discuss your options in a private and confidential setting.
For more information or to make an appointment to have a chat about volunteering, please contact the Volunteer Centre Team:
Halton - 01928 592 405
St Helens - 01744 751759
You can also find out more about volunteering by visiting the Do-it website: www.do-it.org.uk/