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A quarter of all DISC volunteers move on to get paid jobs!
There are currently over 40 new volunteers recently recruited across our DISC projects and a constant stream of volunteers continues to move on to paid opportunities after gaining some experience volunteering with us.
DISC’s volunteer programme now coordinated by Ann Denton aims to recruit and support volunteers into its many varied roles advertised on the DISC jobsite, www.mydiscjobs.com
“Coordinating volunteers across such a large geographical area is a challenge and requires a team approach which links into the HR department and individual managers / staff. We always endeavor to recruit the right volunteers for the right roles” says Ann.
“When we see someone come to us as a volunteer and then progress onto paid work either elsewhere or with DISC it’s so rewarding, knowing that we’ve supported a person in developing their skills to further their career is amazing!”
New volunteers can expect a personalised induction plan and receive one to one or group support through an allocated supervisor. Volunteers for DISC also receive a full DISC organisational induction, the same as employees and the same benefits such as the opportunity to access training and development. We can support individual volunteer aspirations and help with job or further education applications, provide references and offer support with interviews.
Previously a volunteer for DISC, Paula now works full time as a drug worker for LCDP (Leeds Community Drugs Partnership) in Leeds.
“I chose to volunteer initially at DISC because I liked how the service users are at the very heart of everything that DISC do.”
“DISC is a great organisation to volunteer for. They have provided me with support and guidance as a volunteer with monthly volunteer support group meetings where DISC volunteers can share experiences and support each other.”
“I’d recommend volunteering to anyone wanting to get work experience in their chosen area.”
With lots of new volunteer vacancies added to our website each week, please visit our website for current vacancies. www.mydiscjobs.com
New vacancies include:
- volunteer fundraiser across all locations
- volunteer painter & decorator, Newton Aycliffe
- volunteer tutor support, Foundation & Learning Newton Aycliffe
- volunteer befrienders, Salford Family Support Service
If you are interested in volunteering for DISC please contact Ann Denton on 07957297828 or firstname.lastname@example.org