Why volunteer with us?
- Make new connections
Volunteering is a great opportunity to meet new people and support us in contributing to the lives of the people we support.
- Practice your skills and gain new ones
We operate in a variety of settings which means we can offer a range of different volunteering opportunities.
- Help support individuals, families and the community
We are passionate about the work we do and whether you can spend a few hours conducting a yoga class, support running groups or helping out in one of our central office teams - your contribution will make a positive impact.
Salma’s Story – getting back to an office environment after having children
I took a break from working when I had children, during this time office work had changed a lot due to new technology, so I needed to get training and experience before going back into full-time work. I came across Phoenix Futures advert for a Volunteer HR Support, I thought I’d apply and see what happens, and here I am, continuing to work for Phoenix Futures 4 years later.
All the staff I worked with were so nice and professional, they taught me how to use the finance and HR systems, send out professional emails, organise contracts, how to use excel etc. I continue to use the skills I learnt whilst volunteering in HR on a daily basis. I am currently working as Administrator to Phoenix’s Chief Exec, volunteering with HR and the experience that I gained from it gave me the skills and the confidence that I needed to apply for the role I am in today.
I love volunteering as it helps me to put everything I’ve learned into perspective and I can now pass on that learning to help others, it keeps me busy and focused. Throughout my time I have learnt so much and I’ve undertaken lots of training to help me develop skills for employment such as confidence, how to interact, the importance of asking for help if I need it, professional boundaries etc. I have much more confidence in my own ability, so now I keep pushing forward.