Community Foundation Work Opportunities
Community foundation is offering a range of paid and unpaid work opportunity for people aged between 16-24 years old, to gain valuable experience and confidence to learn new skills to enhance your CV and improve your job prospects. You can also gain an NVQ level 2 - 5 in various subjects through our training partner, without the need to go to college. We offer a wide variety of volunteering opportunities, for you to choose between. When you volunteer with Community Foundation you will benefit from a supportive environment with friendly staff who will be available to offer advice and guidance to you.
We are currently recruiting people for the following posts:
If you are interested in the job opportunity, send you CV to:
We are looking at recruiting a Nursery Nurse with Level 3 Early Years qualification or higher. Must have minimum GCSE grade C/Level 2 in Maths & English.
Salary: National Minimum Wage
Hours of Work: Term time only contract Monday - Friday 8.30am – 4.00pm
Apprenticeship Admin Assistant
Role: To provide administrative support and to maintain the general admin services at Community Foundation
Salary: £4.15 per hour
Holiday entitlement: 21 days per annum
Qualification offered: NVQ L2/L3 Business Administration
If you would like to gain new skills and offer something to the community, we have a number of opportunities for you. This is an invaluable method to enhance your CV and acquire confidence and experience to improve your job prospects. We offer a wide variety of volunteering opportunities, for you to choose between.
When you volunteer with Community Foundation you will benefit from a supportive environment with friendly staff who will be available to offer advice and guidance to you. You will gain experience and will be offered training as required. Each role can be tailored made to suit your time and availability. You can commit as little as 3 hours per week or even spend 5 full days with us. Travel and lunch expenses will be provided. There may even be an opportunity to get an NVQ qualification for free.
Your travelling, lunch and any other expenses will be paid if you volunteer over a certain number of hours. You will be able to meet new people and socialise with other volunteers. We will always be open to your suggestions and ideas.
To register as a volunteer, please click on the link above and send us back the completed form.
To find out more about what voluntary roles are available, call us on 0121 572 5154 or email:
Learning from Volunteering
Volunteering opportunities with Community Foundation
For many there is a genuine concern for the well-being of others and a belief that to get the most out of life, you need to contribute fully to society. However, there are other less obvious reasons why you might choose to volunteer and it is understandable to think about what you personally might get from this experience. Some of the benefits of volunteering include:
- a chance to develop existing skills or to gain new ones
- the experience of working in a different environment
- the opportunity to learn more about yourself and your capabilities, and gain more self-confidence
- the potential for relevant vocational training which could lead to a recognised qualification
- the chance to develop your networking skills by making new friends and developing contacts
- an insight into the work of a particular sector
- the intrinsic satisfaction of contributing to something you feel is worthwhile and which will be valued
- additional material for your CV and future job applications.
Volunteering can be an excellent way to further your studies and enhance your career prospects. To compete effectively in the current economic climate, and to enhance your employability, it’s crucial that you can provide evidence to employers of the transferable skills you possess, many of which can be gained as a volunteer. The competencies demanded by graduate recruiters commonly include:
- people skills – teamwork, good communication, networking and empathy
- management skills – leadership, use of initiative, delegation, planning and organising
- business skills – commercial awareness and an understanding of how organisations operate.
No experience is required. All we ask is that you are open minded and like to meet new people. You will need to be available to volunteer during normal office hours and to commit a minimum of 2-3 hours a week.
We currently have volunteering opportunities in numerous schemes. This could include befriending service users on a one-to-one basis and accompanying people on trips, interviews and social events. We have a variety of schemes including outreach services where we support people in the community.
For further information please call us for a chat and to answer any questions. We will send you out more detailed information and ask you to fill in a very simple application form. You will need to attend a brief interview, supply us with the names and addresses of two referees and if accepted will need to undergo a Criminal Records check which Community Foundation will pay for.
To find out more about what voluntary roles are available, call us on 0121 572 5154 or send us an email to: