Volunteer

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Volunteer with Us

Volunteering at PBHA is a great way to meet people and develop or learn new skills, for tenants and participants, as well as members of the public.

We’re always looking for enthusiastic, positive and supportive people who’d like to join us in our mission to tackle social exclusion.

Volunteers can play a key role in helping tenants to build links with the local community, by providing them with opportunities to build their confidence and social skills in a supportive environment.

We have a wide range of opportunities on offer, from administrative tasks to leading or taking part in activities with our tenants. These include:

  • Reception and administration
  • Marketing
  • Teaching assistant
  • Gardening
  • Catering
  • Craft activities
  • Therapeutic activities such as walking and reading
  • Event organisation
  • Retail

We will provide descriptions of volunteering roles, so you know what you can expect from each opportunity.

Volunteer Spotlight

“My volunteer role included a variety of tasks and longer-term projects to increase PBHA’s online presence as well as assisting with the corporate fundraising side.

The main long-term task was working on the website and different social media platforms, and this allowed me to develop my skills using programmes like Hootsuite, WordPress, and Canva. I’ve learnt a lot about the importance of brand awareness, which helped me write effective copy.

An important part of the social media strategy that me and my fellow intern, Alfie developed involved regularly monitoring our progress using Twitter analytics, and trying to identify trends using the various markers of interaction with our tweets. This challenged me to think analytically and evaluate our strategy.

One of the most enjoyable parts was interviewing some of the tenants and sharing their stories with our followers on social media. It was amazing to hear about how their experience at PBHA had enabled them to make truly positive changes in their lives, which I was able to share with our followers by creating the first ‘Humans of PBHA’ post on Facebook. This got particularly high engagement from people who had ‘liked’ our page, and the positive comments showed how sharing individual experiences of PBHA has the potential to resonate with our followers.”

Benefits?

We hope you’ll find volunteering with us a rewarding, enjoyable and interesting experience. You’ll benefit from:

  • New challenges
  • A platform into training or employment opportunities
  • Involvement with your local community
  • Valuable experience to build your CV
  • Improved confidence and self-esteem
  • References for future employment
  • Possible opportunities to work towards a qualification.

What can we offer you?

We’ll provide a description of the volunteering role, but you’ll still have the freedom to develop it according to your personal interests.
We will provide you with a meal or meal allowance and pay for your travel expenses.

How do I apply?

You can check out some of our volunteering opportunities on our vacancies page.

Alternatively, you can get in touch with us to discuss volunteering opportunities that we may be able to accommodate.

Our Current Vacancies

Contact us:

Adult Learning and Employability Service
Kingsland Hub
242 Kingsland Road
London
E8 4DG (Map)

Tel: 020 3815 4100
Email: learn@peterbedford.org.uk