Frequently Asked Questions
Why volunteer at the Nishkam Centre.
There are so many reasons to volunteer. These may include:
Personal development: the development of the whole person – spirit, mind and body, who is a lifelong learner, reflective, self-aware, empowered and responsible so as to contribute to the building of strong families, healthy communities and active citizens in the Big Society.
Community development: promotion of social justice, personal and collective accountability and empowerment. The capacity building of community organisations to ensure the vibrancy and capability of all is enhanced and mobilised for the common good.
Sustainable development: to create a better place to live and work and proactively secure the sustainability of our community and our society.
Is there an age limit?
Volunteers have to be over the age of 16 years and there is no upper age limit as long as you are fit and healthy.
How much time will I have to give?
We can arrange something that is suitable for you and compliments your work life balance.
What opportunities are available?
There are a number of volunteering opportunities available, these include:
1. Admin Volunteer
2. General Volunteer
3. Media Volunteer
4. Wellbeing Volunteer
How do I become a volunteer?
Once you have completed and returned an application form, if we have any volunteering positions on the days and hours you have requested and you meet our requirements, we will contact you to come along to an informal interview. Then if you decide you would like to continue with the application to become a volunteer, we will:
- Write to your two referees
- Invite you in to complete a Criminal Records Bureau check (this includes Right to Reside and Right to Work checks) if required.
These checks should take approximately eight weeks. Once they have come back we will contact you and agree a start date with you for you to commence volunteering and book you on to some mandatory training which has to be completed within your first two months of volunteering.
For more information please contact us here.