"My name is Linda and I have been volunteering with the 700 Club for over 2 years. I am retired and found that I still needed to feel useful in the community so I decided volunteering for a charitable organisation would benefit both me and the charity. When I started, I worked with Bridge2Home, which works with individuals who are at risk of becoming homeless and enables them to secure private rental accommodation. I accompanied project workers to visit properties to ensure that living standards were being maintained for both the tenant and landlord. I found this to be both very interesting and rewarding work. I now work with the Floating Support Team, helping to support individuals in their own homes suffering with substance misuse issues.
I would recommend volunteering for the 700 Club to anyone who wants to feel they are making a difference. It has given me a huge insight into the lives of many people who are not as fortunate as others. It has made me realize how essential it is that there are services available to offer the help and guidance needed by so many."
We have opportunities for volunteering across all our projects, whether your skills are with people, with administration, or whether you have some other skill you would like to share ... music, drama, art, etc. It is the policy of the organisation to ask everyone who wishes to volunteer to fill in an application form. If, however, you initially just want to talk through options, just give us ring on the number at the bottom of the page.
You can download an Application Form here: Volunteer_Application_Form_May_15.doc
Bridge to Home, our deposit guarantee scheme, offers the opportunity to work with staff in completing 'condition' inventories of properties that have been accessed through the scheme, as well as undertaking quarterly monitoring of established tenancies.Read more
Do you believe that you have the skills to become a member of the 700 Club Board? If so, we would be delighted to meet you to talk through what being a Board Member means, and whether we can use the skills you bring.Read more
Whether you want to organize an event to raise funds, or have skills in writing bids or in raising money through appeals and social media, we need your help.Read more
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The journey to independence from alcohol or drug dependence, or from a serious mental health problem, demands commitment and courage. To have someone to support when attending appointments for the first time can make all the difference. With some training and support, could that 'someone' be you?Read more
There are opportunities to be the face of the 700 Club by volunteering to welcome those who come to the door, to receive and give out client's keys, and to answer the telephone.Read more
There are always jobs to do across our projects. Could you paint a room? Could you repair a piece of furniture, replace a lock or help with the garden? We need your help!Read more