Volunteer

Volunteer with us

We are always looking for enthusiastic people who share our values. That’s more important than particular qualifications or career history.

Our values:

Equality
Rights and Respect
Inclusion and Influence
Change

We provide full training for all of our roles, so if you see one that you think is right for you please do apply. We are interested in everything you have to offer, whether that’s experience from paid work, volunteering or in your personal life.

You can always chat any of our roles through with us. You will find our contact details in the role description.

All of our volunteer and staff opportunities can be found here

Steph's volunteering journey

 

Volunteering for KeyRing

There are lots of different ways to volunteer with KeyRing. You could be a Community Living Volunteer (CLV) who lives in accommodation provided by us. Or you could give a few hours a week when it suits you as a Community Connections Volunteer. We may also have some volunteer opportunities working on a particular project.

You can see all our current vacancies here

This video will give you an idea of what KeyRing is like.

“Being a Community Living Volunteer (CLV) is certainly a learning curve and no two days are the same! We work as a team and have backup not only from the support managers who manage us but also from the experience of other CLVs. Someone is always on the end of a phone if we need help or advice. I still enjoy supporting Members and helping them deal with everything life throws at you!”

Clare, Oldham

Steph's Volunteering Journey

"I started my volunteer journey when I started having meetings with Michelle, she was the first person to understand me completely, she helped me gain the confidence I needed to go out into my community and meet people, after a while I was able to go to the hub that Michelle was running.

After a few more sessions with Michelle I was able to let go of the dark emotions that had been holding me back, and my confidence grew, Michelle asked me if I'd like to go to Bristol to do a Community Organising course, I had a lot of fun doing this and meeting new people. After Bristol, Michelle asked if I would help with running the hub meetings along with another person, I have now been helping for around a year, and while lockdown has been difficult for us all, we have kept up with the meetings, we were having meetings by video call every Friday night, and Wednesday afternoons, when the first lockdown ended we started meeting in a park, socially distanced, it was nice to be able to see each other in person, and then to go back to the church.

We are once again meeting in the park every Tuesday, after having video calls over the winter. I am now becoming an official volunteer with KeyRing, and sometimes can't believe how much my life has changed in just 2 years."

A photo of a woman in a wooden playhouse. She is looking out of the window and smiling.

 

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