Volunteers help support activities at The Gap, including helping with an Older People's Lunch Club, running a Toy Library and carrying out a community consultation to help The Gap meet the needs of the local community.
The Gap supports volunteers and will ensure that volunteers are properly integrated into the organisation, enabling them to contribute effectively to it's work and that volunteers will not be used to replace or reduce the work of paid staff.
The Gap will ensure that it's staff will work positively with volunteers and will provide work for volunteers that is satisfying and that leads to personal development. The Gap will provide relevant training to enable Volunteers to contribute effectively.
All volunteers must be willing to undertake a Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) check due to the nature of working with some vulnerable people. The Gap provides a full induction programme. If you would like more information on becoming a Volunteer, then please get in touch. Either contact us by e-mail or phone us on (01926) 494200.
Hi, I'm Angie! Volunteer on a work placement at The Gap for 13 weeks. My time here has been wonderful, I have learned an awful lot. The staff have been excellent in helping me gain work experience that I need.
- Angie Bench
Since working at The Gap I feel I've really moved forward as an individual. It's great to look forward to coming to work and I'm always ready to learn something new.
- Eloise Bond
I've been working on the web site for a few months now. After nearly 5 years of looking after my children it's great to be able to feel like I'm contributing something to the outside world again. Hopefully I can update my IT skills and use them to get back to work in the near future and also leave The Gap with a whizzy new web site!
- Debbie Bloomfield