Volunteering is simple
It’s about giving your time to do something useful. In return you get the satisfaction of time and effort well spent.
In addition, volunteering can be a great way to meet new people learn new skills and gain useful experience.
The range of opportunities are huge. Whatever skills and experience you have, there is something that you can do to help. Here at FWT we do ask for a minimum of 3 months commitment.
Read what our volunteers say about their experiences with us here.
We particularly need volunteers with skills in the following areas:
- Language and translation skills
- Outreach support workers
- IT tutors
- Fund raising
- Marketing and promotion
- Business development
- Administration and office work
We are looking for women to work with us on our Cervical Screening Project – supporting ethnic minority women to access screening services. Volunteers must speak good English and another language, for example:
If you are interested in joining our team, please contact Pam on firstname.lastname@example.org
FWT received a Voluntary and Community Sector Excellence Award.
Voluntary Action Coventry (VAC) hosted its 56th AGM on 20th November 2013 with an awards ceremony to recognise and celebrate the good work of voluntary and community groups in Coventry.
Volunteering can be a very rewarding and challenging experience but so worthwhile for those that want to give something back to the community and help others.
It is also a great way to broaden your skills and stretch your abilities to enable you to gain a reference for future employment/education.
I am always developed and streched. I am a diffeent person from when i came here as a service-user.
You can see the imporvments in people – people feeling good about themselves, developing autonomy and freedom of choice.
There are always opportunities to develop through new projects and information about jobs in other organisations as well.
I looked at volunteering in other places, but feel like i belong here.
I really enjoyed the experience and would defiantly recommend it, the staff are all very kind and welcoming and the centre is a nice place to be in. I learnt more about confidentiality. Not only that but I learnt alot from the parent craft classes which I would recommend expecting mothers to attend at FWT.
Looking for jobs you get very depressed. I think if I wasn’t coming here, I would be still taking my depression tablet because you don’t know what to do. Coming here to FWT gives you a sense of identity & makes you feel valued.
Volunteer Case Studies
- Read up on Tara’s experience of volunteering at FWT.
- Tara is now working as a Project Coordinator for a translation company in Barcelona.
- Read about Shirley’s story Shirley’s experience of volunteering at FWT
- Shirley now has a job a a Support Worker