Volunteer Welcome to Volunteering with CCP Thank You for taking an interest in volunteering with us, we would love to welcome you into our team at CCP. During 2020-2021 our team of 330 Volunteers gave 1363 hours to support the work of CCP. Our full Charity Impact Report gives an overview of the work we do Whether you have a couple of hours per week to volunteer, take a look at our opportunities below and get in touch with one of our friendly team on [email protected] for any further advice/information. So why volunteer? The answer to this will be different for each and every one of you, but the common theme that connects us all is that in helping others, we find our lives have more meaning. If you are beginning your journey in life, this may be helpful in expanding your network. If you are currently in a career, volunteering can boost your social skills. Employers love seeing volunteering on a CV as it shows a team player. Someone who will have integrity and empathy. Volunteering can also mean that you are still a part of society, and gives you the respect and dignity you deserve, with the life experience you can bring to this role. Volunteer Roles often include Appropriate Adult – supporting young people and vulnerable adults in custody in both Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. Community Wellbeing – mentoring and befriending vulnerable adults Cheltenham First Stop – helpdesk support, referring and signposting vulnerable people Advice and Inclusion – providing information and guidance around housing, debt and benefits Administration – reception cover, data input on Advice Pro and support with recruitment, training and volunteering Family Services – work within family home and community setting to alleviate family crisis. Parent support, mentoring, mediation and family advocacy Accommodation Based Support – support, mentoring and befriending for young people transitioning from care to independent living Worcester Homeless Prevention – prevention and Crisis Intervention for individuals who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness Pantry Project – create and distribute food parcels, stock management and engage with the local community Maintenance – supporting the upkeep of all buildings across the charity Events – fundraising, social media and assisting with Hamper Scamper Our volunteer applications are managed through the Better Impact software. You will be asked to create an account and complete the application form, the information you input can be reviewed and amended as required in the future. In line with CCP’s safe recruitment policy, volunteer posts may be subject to enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references. We provide a 3 day structured training, alongside paid staff, which you will be invited to after your application has been processed. This covers Principles of Effective Client Support and Safeguarding training. We are currently in need of Volunteers within the following areas: Accommodation Based Support Appropriate Adult Service - Gloucestershire Appropriate Adult Service - Melksham Appropriate Adult Service - Swindon Community Well-Being - TeleFriending Family Services CCP is proud to hold the Investing in Volunteers accreditation. Please Click Here to take a look at our current job vacancies.