Centra Care and Support is part of Circle Housing. Neil manages its volunteering service and believes it can be a great stepping stone into full time employment.
“Volunteering not only gives you the opportunity to change someone else’s life, it can also benefit your business. For us, it gives frontline staff an opportunity to develop their supervision skills and helps to diversify the number of people supporting our service users. This has all enabled us to better connect with some of the communities in which our schemes and services are based.
And for the volunteers, they get great training, excellent supervision, and the opportunity to share their passion and skills with vulnerable members of our society. The experience can also help put them on a new career path.
Many of the people that approach us to become volunteers are looking for a stepping stone into full time employment. I sincerely believe that volunteering offers people something really interesting to put on their CV and to talk about in an interview, making them more attractive to prospective employers.
I would recommend volunteering to any business looking to better connect with their staff and the wider community.”