I started volunteering through my university...
Volunteers keep the machine running at TLC. We ensure volunteers gain valuable skills and experience to take them wherever they wish to go next.
Some of those that volunteer with us are looking to pick up knowledge they can use in their career development path. Others simply enjoy supporting people in need and giving back to the community. Several of our volunteers have been supported by TLC and have lived experience of problems we help tackle.
Whether you’ve been acquainted with us before or not, if you choose to volunteer for TLC, we’ll make sure you feel your time spent is worthwhile. All of our volunteers receive full training for their roles, which includes safeguarding if you work with vulnerable people. You don’t need prior experience. Volunteers also get one-to-one supervision and a personal development plan to guide you towards your goals.
Additional benefits include an up-to-date DBS check, support for any personal issues that arise as a result of your volunteering, and help transitioning into work if you wish to do so.
Some of our volunteers choose to work on their digital skills through administration roles, while others work hands-on with children and young people in youth groups and workshops. You can visit our volunteering page to see what’s currently available.
And you can find out what some of the recent volunteers in our Children and Young People’s department thought of their experience below…