Because you can make a difference in your community.
Volunteers come to Southern Brooks for many reasons from all walks of life, with different experiences. Each person brings something unique to each community project Southern Brooks does.
- give something back to your local community
- perhaps return the support you once received from Southern Brooks
- share a similar experience
- have better health and well-being
- improve your personal and skills development
- gain more self-confidence
- gain relevant experience to return to work or to progress your career
- do something meaningful with your spare time
- travel expenses
- training in safeguarding
- training to become a Dementia Friend
- support to develop your skills and experiences
- opportunities to be involved in other projects across Southern Brooks
- opportunities for accredited NCON qualifications for example community development and volunteering
Want to find out more?
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form
- Phone the Community Volunteer Co-ordinator, Catherine Coleman, 01454868570
Our volunteer's stories
Shwetha registered as a volunteer in February 2015. Her aim was to gain confidence and to help seek future employment in administration.
She became an admin volunteer at the Volunteer Centre and quickly gained confidence in her role. She was supported into employment in an admin role for a local supermarket.
Shwetha was sad to leave but still continues to volunteer for one of events outside of her work hours.
Mariagrazia moved from Italy and came to volunteer at Brooks Café with very little spoken English and a keen love of cookery. During her time volunteering she received sponsorship from Merlin housing to do an apprenticeship through a catering college. Maria is now a full-time paid member of the café staff team.
“I really enjoy being part of a brilliant team working in a nice environment. I’m improving my skills all the time. I love working in the café.”