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Why become a volunteer?

Volunteers come in all shapes and sizes!   Some people choose volunteering because they have spare time on their hands and want to use it in a worthwhile way, others see it as a way back into paid employment after a period of unemployment or time out for caring for children.   For some it is a requirement by the Job Centre for people who have been on Job Seekers Allowance for a period of time.  Some of our volunteers have been with us for many years, while others have moved on into paid employment, having gained the experience and confidence they needed to make a successful application.

Whatever your motivation the Purfleet Trust would be glad to hear from you.  We have opportunities for volunteers in all our services, whether befriending someone in the Pathways Centre, helping service users with their literacy and numeracy skills, assisting in the kitchen, helping to assess people who present as homeless or assisting on reception or with administration.

Here is what some of our volunteers have said:

“Volunteering is both inspiring and fun. It has given me the opportunity to learn new skills and make new friends.”

“It’s a blessing to impact such a desperate need by adding to a work greater than my own.”

“Volunteering has been a great experience for me. My confidence has increased and I’ve been able to develop skills which will be useful in employment. Everyone at the Purfleet is friendly and supportive and it’s very rewarding to know that you’re helping some of the most vulnerable people in society. I would definitely recommend volunteering to anyone wishing to do something interesting and rewarding.”

For a list of volunteering opportunities click here.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with the Purfleet Trust, please email us at tonipegg@purfleettrust.org.uk or download the application form below and return it by email or to the address given on the form.

Volunteer application form

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